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GramatonCleric 09-10-2011 04:08 PM

New to Me Mini 14!
Just picked up #195,Ranch Mini! I added a strut, Wiegand rail, and "tactical" 3x9-42 scope for grins Im headed out to shoot in 30 min! I'll give the report when completed:D. Oh Im new as well first post, Ill be back in a while!!!:D

Gatoragn 09-10-2011 04:26 PM

If the mini is #195, what were the first 194? :p

Welcome to FTF, stop by the Introduction section sometime.

CA357 09-10-2011 04:28 PM

Congratulations. Please give us a report and some pics too.

When you get the chance, please head over to the New Member Introduction forum and introduce yourself to the folks.

mesinge2 09-10-2011 04:50 PM

Nice buy. My mini-14 is accurate and super reliable. Just make sure to use only Ruger mags. The aftermarket mags can be of questionable quality.


GramatonCleric 09-11-2011 06:17 PM

My initial assessment of the Mini is that its friggin awesome! When I got it sited in it was shooting 1in at 25 yards! I then got bold and moved out to 100 and had to adjust the scope somewhat ... basically the 14 can out shoot me I think! With more practice I'll be good to go I think. I am very happy with it, although I was all over the place at 100 yards I can tighten that up I'm sure. I was surprised at how hot the barrel got even at slow fire. I used Tula and Federal and I'd have to say I did better with Federals from Wal-mart it seemed. Also apparently I threw away my targets like a dummy but I shoot weekly so there will be more! At any rate I'm happy with it! Did notice one thing though, there was a little ding on the spent cases at the same spot, I'll try to include those in the pics as well, has anyone encountered that before?

LOL good one Gator, and will do 357! I'll upload pics when I get home from school got some home:(work

GramatonCleric 09-11-2011 11:01 PM

Pics of mine
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Here is the mini! I'll add more when I can.:) I apologize for quality but I'm no photographer. Those pro mags worked very well too i was shocked!

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