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Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-22-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By hawkguy
i dunno. i just think the market is used to a...

i dunno. i just think the market is used to a HUGE mark % up on 308 semis, and they sell them at that price, so they will stay there. a price war on 308 semis would not likely work out to a benefit...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-21-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
that makes sense, but WHY WHY WHY is the 308...

that makes sense, but WHY WHY WHY is the 308 caliber a 50-150% increase in price....ONLY IN SEMI AUTO?????? :confused:

in a bolt action...difference between 223 and 308 is normally less than $50?...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-20-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
not JUST garand actions! M1A's are stupid...

not JUST garand actions! M1A's are stupid overpriced imo....BUT

AR-10's in 308 are stupid overpriced.

scars? stupid X2 overpriced!

FAL stupid overpriced!

AK's in 308 are about the only...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By hawkguy
the mini should be a great gun. it should be...

the mini should be a great gun. it should be just fine out of the box, but if you want to "push" the most out of it, there are options.

to test & attempt to improve accuracy, try this in order:...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By hawkguy
factory mags only! :)

factory mags only! :)
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 61,541
Posted By hawkguy
very clean, very sharp mini! well done! ...

very clean, very sharp mini! well done!



imo, you have the best looking set of minis out there! :)

i think..maybe....even better looking than my minis (bitter....pill...to swallow) :p
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-15-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
"everyone" can kiss it! i want one! :D ...

"everyone" can kiss it! i want one! :D

but... i'm not so sure you're right here.....based on how many times i have seen posters mention their interest for a mini in 308 on various firearm...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-12-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
yup....and an M1A.... starts around $1600 & goes...

yup....and an M1A.... starts around $1600 & goes way up from there......:crazy:

thread drift, but why the hell do they cost so damn much? ruger needs to make a "mighty"-14 in 308.....retail around...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By hawkguy
sanddog, could you get a nice profile pic of...

sanddog,

could you get a nice profile pic of your rifle with this set up? just want to see how low the mount is. another burris FF might end up on my first mini some day and i would probably use...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-11-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
mini in 300 BO....pretty cool for those...

mini in 300 BO....pretty cool for those interested.

mini in 308 under/at a grand? WHOO HOO!

they would be back ordered for years! what the hell was the hang up with the 308? seems like...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-11-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
fair enough. thanks.

fair enough. thanks.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By hawkguy
this may be true.....but what is this statement...

this may be true.....but what is this statement based on? personal experiences? multiple reviews from users or experts? i'm just curious.

no mention of any problems here.
...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-10-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By hawkguy
very nice! thanks for trying to keep the forum...

very nice! thanks for trying to keep the forum lively!

as you know, i also settled in the burris FF III for my 2nd mini project. i have only really sighted it in well, and then popped some...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-26-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By hawkguy
beautiful scenery, beautiful minis, beautiful...

beautiful scenery, beautiful minis, beautiful shooting! thanks for sharing.

i really love the set ups for both of your minis. they are so different, yet i think both were set up so clean and...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
no problem, sorry i wasn't much help here. i...

no problem, sorry i wasn't much help here. i forget that the drilled and tapped receivers on the minis is a pretty new addition. my older 580 doesn't have it. i just wasn't thinking.

the burris...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By hawkguy
i keep reading of problems with minis, but i just...

i keep reading of problems with minis, but i just haven't experienced these types of issues. my first 580 mini had exactly ONE malfunction to date....i think it has around 1500+ rounds through it. ...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-19-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,697
Posted By hawkguy
dwmiller, we agree more than we disagree. at no...

dwmiller, we agree more than we disagree. at no point was i pi$$ed off because i respect your right to your opinion, and i hope you also respect other's opinions as well.

in the end, everyone...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-18-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 61,541
Posted By hawkguy
ok.....this is double dipping, but i figured i...

ok.....this is double dipping, but i figured i have a duty to get my new mini project in the gallery.

she's a new mini 14 stainless tactical. i put it in a wood stock that a friend and i...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-17-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,697
Posted By hawkguy
i can't completely agree with this. the 22 gets...

i can't completely agree with this. the 22 gets written off as a joke by too many (not saying you have specifically done this, hmh). it in NO JOKE to be on the receiving end of a hail of 22...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-17-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
dammit! i just remembered! your receiver must...

dammit! i just remembered! your receiver must be drilled and tapped for this!

i think i just wasted a lot of our time here!!!!!! :mad:

i should have had my coffee before posting!:o
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-17-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
btw, this looks awesome. well done!

btw, this looks awesome. well done!
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-17-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
pic of my FF set up. imo, it is the perfect size...

pic of my FF set up. imo, it is the perfect size (small and low) and weight (as in basically none) for the mini. i would recommend if you like red dots. mounting to the ruger picatinny rail with the...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
if you want buy an american defense quick release...

if you want buy an american defense quick release burris FF mount from ME, you might get a nice discount.

i got the FF quick release mount. but the mount supplied with the FF was slightly lower,...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-17-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
ruger supplied me with a picatinny rail that...

ruger supplied me with a picatinny rail that comes standard with their new minis. i used it, it allows bolt removal. rail space is extremely limited,but it accommodates the burris FF just fine. ...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-16-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 730
Posted By hawkguy
$%#@! lucky! :p i had a vision of putting a...

$%#@! lucky! :p

i had a vision of putting a wood handguard on mine.....i would have ventilated it by slotting it or drilling holes, then i would have refinished it with the stock for a perfect...
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