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Old 04-15-2010, 02:44 PM   #11
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You can get an AR for not much more I paid $959 for my AR shipped to my FFL and I will blow the doors off any mini out there. Just saying.

The mini has never been known as a accuracy platform.
Sounds like a challenge Tango !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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You can get an AR for not much more I paid $959 for my AR shipped to my FFL and I will blow the doors off any mini out there. Just saying.
The mini has never been known as a accuracy platform.
I just don't get the mentality of posts like this. When someone purchases an AR, do they join a cult at the same time? They seem to think that everyone that owns any other .223 weapon must convert to AR-ology. I thought these useless flaming posts were dicouraged here. Can't the Mini-14 enthusiasts discuss common interests without the cultists inserting their dogma?
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I dont understand these kind of post either. Why do people think that you must love the AR. To me they are nothing special at all. I have a much better connection with the Mini-14, it seems to have a soul in my opinion. Owning an AR is like owning a Beretta 9mm, probably a nice pistol, but there are lots of nice pistols that are just as good, and make me feel better when owning them.

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Your $900 AR will not blow the doors off of the Target model in a accuracy contest. A quality AR is a Colt or something over the $1000 price range.

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I seen a few accuracy tests with the new mini and it barley shot a 2" group. I guess for a mini that is great.

My AR has two kills wittnessed one at 225 yards one at 250 yards on Ground hogs. BOTH HEAD SHOTS. I missed one at 275 yards but it was not my gun it was me I was in an odd position and didn't have a good steady rest.

That thing shoots all over the paper Yes I understand the bloop tube on it.

Every 5 shot group I shoot is in the .6" range.

It looks like a decent gun, but the bloop tube just takes the place of reloading for your gun.

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If you fellows are wanting accuracy why buy a Mini or an AR at all? A good used Savage bolt gun will out shoot them both out past 450 yards for half the money.

Yeah, a 2" group at 100 yards on an out of the box Mini is pretty good. From what I know, that's much better than the "average" shooter can shoot anyways. Most owners of Mini-14's "like me" don't buy them with the intentions of target shooting with them at 100 plus yards. So i don't really understand the Target Mini concept Ruger is promoting. It kind of puts me in the mind of a "target AK".

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