AR15 vs. Mini 14 Taget

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by shoez, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. shoez

    shoez Guest

    Ok, I've been pestering you guys about AR's and Mini 14's for a while, and I am now leaning AR, but the Mini 14 Target rifle is interesting and about the same money. I have gotten to the point of reading crap on the net, that I am almost scared to buy either one. Does anyone have the new Mini 14 TARGET model (not standard mini's)and how does it shoot? Or will a S&W or Rock River AR out shoot it pretty easy? Little did I know that these rifles were kind of like 1911's, seems like you have to spend $700 plus and then spend money to make them shoot. I need to quit reading so much:mad:
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    As much as I like mini 14s,for pure accuracy/versatility standpoint,I would go with a ar and never look back. I have gotten minis to shoot as well as full target ars,but it involved rebarreling,installing adjustable gas blocks,and extensive trigger reworking.

  3. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    I have never see the target mini 14, but I do have a RR AR with 2 uppers. I biught the heavy varmint model and then a lite weight upper. Both uppers are flat tops without frount sights, and both are very good shooters. For accury and function I can highly recommand the RR. If you don`t like the AR look, get an upper with the frount sight and put a scope on it.
  4. gunsmokeer

    gunsmokeer New Member


    Years ago, I think the Mini-14 was the more accurate rifle. But now so many serious target shooters are using the AR-15, and putting really good scopes on it, that most ARs are being built for accuracy.

    Besides the AR looks "cool" and the Mini-14 looks practical-- like an SKS.

    Here's a pic of a really cool AR-15 rifle.