how many? what next?

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by hawkguy, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    just a curiosity thread.

    no need to answer if you think "they" are watching.....:p

    how many mini guns do y'all own? if/when you got another, which mini would it be?

    i'll start....i only own one mini :(....a stainless ranch you have seen many pictures of :p....i love it, but i have gotten it looking and shooting pretty much how i want....so, all that is left is shooting it!

    i can't justify another mini in my small "collection." just too many holes in my gun hobby to justify a duplicate of ANY gun, even a gorgeous mini..i could probably sell another gun & get it....but like i said....with so few guns...2 minis seems a bit much.

    once upon a time, the stainless mini tactical was quite a rarity. however, ruger has listed them again as standard staple...man, i don't know why, but i would really like to have one.

    SO....if i could get another mini tomorrow...it would be a stainless tactical!
    i've already got a spare wood stock waiting for it! :D
     

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  2. hawkguy

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    of course, if i'm dreaming, a new stainless tactical would look mighty fine in a factory folder....:cool:
     

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  3. p35bhp55

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    I have three, four if you count the one that lives at my buddies house. One is heavily modded, one is as close to a rifle as I could get it and the last is a 580 Tactical. What stopped my projecting was the gun crunch with a gunsmith backlog and then my job ended. In the months before that all I thought about was getting ammo and ARs after Sandy Hook. I'll see if I can post a pic or so.

    Crap, wrong pic. Old Savage 110 tactical
     

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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Just once. would love to see a pic with sox like these-

    toe sox.jpg

    Was checking my inventory photos and realized they were all taken on beige carpet, me wearing beige sox- and so does everyone else!
     
  5. p35bhp55

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    And now I'll try again. Full length barrel, Larger B&C stock, has Gundoc trigger, needs a rear sight and more work. Burris FullfieldII 3x9x40 in Warne QD rings.
     

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    There IS a picture of my old 65-3 around here somewhere...with my pink fuzzy bunny slipper ensconced feet in the background. I still have those slippers.
     
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  8. JonM

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    i just wish ruger made a mini in 30-06 semi auto that could handle rounds up to 220grains. that and get rid of that birdcage hider they ike to use on everything.

    ive always wanted a mini but in a caliber other than 223 or 7.62x39 i would love one in 30carbine, 30-06, 308, maybe a few others.
     
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    580 Tactical with obsolete Ramline stock topped with a Leo 1.5x5 in Warne QD rings.
     

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  10. p35bhp55

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    !83 series, used to be GB, now zombie gun I guess. Currently sits in a Choate folder with a Butler Creek swing arm.

    My buddy and I will someday make a deal on my 196, I think. So it's probably gone, these will be it for me, I can spend the rest of my life messing with them. If the 196 shows up for some reason it will wear the Bayo lug sight removed from the GB,
     

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  11. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    good points! a mini in 308 would be my choice if they did another caliber...

    but hopefully cheaper than a 1500-2000+ M1A!!! :eek:

    many people seem to dislike the birdcage....most flashhinders/muzzlebreaks don't draw my attention....unless they look plain stupid...
     
  12. hawkguy

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    no sir! my socks are 80% white AT LEAST!

    there should be a whole thread dedicated to sock/feet pics and their intimate connection with guns. :D
     
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    I'd LOVE one in 30-06 with 15-30 round mags available. :D
     
  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i like the ar15a2 style hider but ruger's version is just plain ugly.
     
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    I would love to own that. I've always wanted to own a mini but as you said there are too many holes in my collection too so it'll have to wait. Some day....

    Too many guns, not enough money. I have a knack for picking up expensive hobbies. Why couldn't I just knit or something?
     
  16. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    minis are are worth having at least one imo. but i understand "so many guns, so little money..." :eek:

    as for knitting....NO BOOM! nuff said. :p
     
  17. hawkguy

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    guess i never noticed...and here i thought i had a real eye for the fine arts....:p
     
  18. JTJ

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    They made one in 6.8 SPC.
     
  19. tri70

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    I have 3 a standard 196, target model and the 6.8 SPC. I can't decide between a Takedown 10/22 or mini 30.
     
  20. howellgunworks

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    How's the 6.8 Spc version shoot? How about finding magazines?

    I have a mini 14 and a mini 30....great rifles. Would mind adding another at some point and the 6.8 is intriguing....