Has anyone fired the new Mini-14 chambered in 6.8mm Remington? I had a mini-14 about 20 years ago but sold it to buy my wife's wedding ring. I never liked the gun anyway. I couldn't shoot well at all with it.
The Mini seems vastly improved, however. I shot my buddy's 2009 model at the range and was quite accurate with it. Ruger has added a heavier barrel among other improvements. We did notice that the barrel still heats up quickly. Nevertheless, over time I think the Garand-style action will be more reliable than a black rifle. That's my opinion.
The new Remington 6.8mm SPC round seems awesome. It seems powerful enough to take deer with and also to smoke anything on two legs with finality.