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Old 03-16-2013, 11:51 PM   #31
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Gonzilla;1178463]I put a Hogue stock ($54) on it and it is an improvement & I got 4 - 20 rd Ruger mags before prices went nutz...I will try to find a load she likes when the weather warms up. Maybe I just never found the right load.
i put a houge on my 10/22 and i really like it. on my mini i just put a wood stock that fit TIGHT on that action. it was so tight,, i have never thought bedding would help all that much. and anyway, my mini shoots pretty good groups so i'm afraid to mess with it anymore.

and you re right, ammo selection does matter with the mini.

if your mini is a thin barrel, i would still highly recommend the accu-strut.
i think you'll see instant improvement in the accuracy department.

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Worst part, my Bud & I both bought Minis at the same time - his was super reliable w bargain basement ammo while mine went Smuckers. Of course, my Bud has not let me forget this...:rolleyes
dang, i thought i was the only one with that kind of luck!
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...dang, i thought i was the only one with that kind of luck!
That could be the Mini-14's new marketing campaign: "Buy a Mini-14 -- hey, you could be one of the luckier ones!"
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I'm conflicted about putting any more $$$ into the gun. Might be a good time to sell...

Yet, w 20 rd mags, it is a light, handy carbine. The famous 1989 shootout w FBI - the mini did most of the damage.

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To the original poster: if you want a mini, buy a mini. Great, reliable, rugged guns. If I had to bug out, I'd take my mini, .357 magnum, and my 870 12 gauge. My mini is a 580 series stainless. It is accurate, rugged, and has never had a malfunction....ever. I'd take it over an AR. Do 2 inch groups really bother you jar heads who are bashing the poor guy? You going to bench rest a gun and shoot sub moa groups when defending your home? I own and like AR'S, but if you like the reliability of a Garand action...buy the mini. Follow your heart, not some review from a guy with 2k invested in his AR so it shoots 1 inch groups.

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That could be the Mini-14's new marketing campaign: "Buy a Mini-14 -- hey, you could be one of the luckier ones!"
airight, airight....i know yer just bustin our balls a bit....the mini ain't perfect. but somebody's gotta love the red headed step child!

seriously, though. i'm just telling my first hand experience of a product. i have nothing to gain by lying. my mini 14 has been a great gun and worth every penny. i like my AR too, but i just connect more with the mini. i like the looks and overall function of the mini more.

what went wrong with the mini you owned? when did you buy it? wait....i still haven't gotten a confirmation that you ever owned one or even used one?
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I'm conflicted about putting any more $$$ into the gun. Might be a good time to sell.
well starting at less than $500, you have haven't sunk too much into it.

but i hear you, and i would act quickly if i were you. i had the same thoughts about my AR (which i really like), but anytime you can double your money, its hard NOT to sell.

i sold a couple of pmags for a crazy price. but i think the boat may have already sailed to get top dollar for my AR. things seem to be settling down a bit right at this moment.
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How many other 1000 yard guns can you buy for 120$? Mosins are good true shooting guns. I absolutely love mine and shoot it weekly.

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Seriously? 1000 yard gun? Hahahahahaha if I aimed at a hillside @1000 I could hit it with a snub nosed 38 that doesn't make it a good choice. I'd put anything I own against a mosin, yes even a 22short, terrible bolt, sights, kick, stock, smell, fit and finish. Just because you got it for $89 doesn't make it good. And to the last guy I'm not a troll, I just don't own crap guns that"fire for fun" everything I own I would 100% trust my life on its accuracy and reliability or it's not worth a duck fart to me.
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Thread needs closing, heads need bashing.

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Here's a tip, don't buy one. They suck. Get a real M1A or an AR 15
I gotta agree with this one. Why would you buy a Mini when you know you'll just end up buying a stock kit to make it look like an AR?

I thought the same thing, then I got the real thing.
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I gotta agree with this one. Why would you buy a Mini when you know you'll just end up buying a stock kit to make it look like an AR?

I thought the same thing, then I got the real thing.
Indeed. They go bang but why just settle for go bang?
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