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Quick ? - Which generation of Mini-14 to avoid?

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #11
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Ok, so can we get a Short List of the "good, the bad and the ugly" of the Mini-14 World? We know the 180 is out because the factory no longer supports it and there's no real aftermarket for it. So, where do we go from there. I personally don't care for the 1:7 barrel so what series does that leave out of the list? I'd like to use Ruger Factory scope rings, I know the Ranch Rifle has cuts for em', which other rifles have those cuts?
Just a little Buyer's List of which rifles would be worth getting into and which to avoid would be nice. Thanks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by TNFrank View Post
I've been looking at them on the Ruger web site myself. I still like the 18" barrel models over the newer 16" barrel ones. Just don't think 16" gives the .223/5.56 enough running room to reach velocity. The Poly stocks, while practical just don't Look as nice as a wooden one. Might get a Poly stock model anyway then find a good Laminate replacement at a later date.
thanks to another grand decision by ruger, you can't get the stainless from factory with a wood stock any more. i only shot mine with the poly stock once before swapping the stock out to a wood stock. while a few plastic stocks appeal to me, i'll always find the wood stock preferable.

midaway usa has stocks and all the hardware. easy problem to fix. you could sell the plastic stock to offset costs, or keep it and have both.
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I've seen Mini wood take-off stocks for $5 several times.
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Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig View Post
How much you want for your saiga
Thanks for the interest in the SAIGA! But... hanging on to it for either a WASR U/F AK or possibly a Series 181 Mini-14 rifle in a FTF trade.

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