helloooo? *echoes* another poster @ another forum posted this article. thought i would share here. https://www.riflemagazine.com/ruger-s-mini-14-and-mini-thirty hmmmm...once again a credible source tests mini 14 accuracy and gets groups under 2" on a stock mini....hmmm...not the 4, 5, 6" that haters keep bringing up. the end sums it up well, based on my experiences: "The Mini-14 has been a highly successful rifle with impressive production numbers sold, but it is not without controversy, which is mostly based on accuracy issues with early rifles. It is occasionally belittled by AR fans in an effort to make their rifle choice appear superior, but the truth is they can be amazingly reliable, produce respectable accuracy, are fun to shoot and are an excellent choice for many sporting applications that include hunting and recreation, or they can just be kept by the door for security."