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tbc27143 05-10-2012 02:32 AM

Recently purchased mini-14
I bought a used mini-14 (1999 year model). It had the leaf style rear sight with the two screws for adjustment. I wanted the military style rear peep sight and front sight. I bought the rear sight and installed it. The front sight came mounted with a flash suppressor. I had a gun smith install it. I bore sighted it and went to the range. I was thoroughly impressed with the accuracy and grouping with this rifle. It shoots quarter size groups at 25 yds with my bad eyesight.

I also installed a red and green dot sight on it and after finally getting it on the paper I got the same results. This is a sweet shooting rifle and very accurate.

I want to get on a 100 yd range soon. I also want to try some 5.56mm rounds in it.

Ruger makes a good product. Everyone that I know that has one really like it.

steve4102 05-10-2012 02:53 AM


I want to get on a 100 yd range soon. I also want to try some 5.56mm rounds in it.
Ammo is very important in the Mini be it 223 or 5.56. Purchase a few or more different types of ammo and see what works best for you and your rifle.

If your used rifle has not already had the trigger worked, I would suggest you have it done. It will not make the rifle shoot better, but it can make the shooter shoot better.

Clean the bore with some Wipe-Out foaming bore cleaner. It will remove everything the previous owner left behind with little or no effort.

Once you get it set up for 100 yards, take a 20 round shot at this target and see how she performs.

tri70 05-10-2012 10:46 AM

They are fun guns to shoot, I like the so much I have 3 now and always thinking about another one.:D

tbc27143 05-11-2012 12:06 AM


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tri70 05-11-2012 05:57 PM

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