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Old 09-19-2008, 01:40 PM
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Re: ruger mini 14 target model

A standard AR rifle with the plastic forarm isn't going to shoot bughole groups either --- but I'll bet my money that they will out shoot any Mini. You can get a heavy barreled AR with a free floated barrel and a lighter trigger for around 1000 or a hair more. Then you should be able to keep a real tight group! they are shooters.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:52 PM
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Re: ruger mini 14 target model

Well, that puts the mini 14 out. But, since this is turning into an AR post which company of AR is better? Stag, Colt, or Bushmaster?
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:23 PM
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Honestly, I'd consider a DPMS even though there is a long waiting list.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:40 AM
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Re: ruger mini 14 target model

my friends rifle was reworked to a heavy barrel, trigger work the whole thing and about the best it would do was 3 minutes. it was also a lot more the 4 bills.

part of the appeal used to be (for california anyway) was it was a semi auto in .223 and not a banned item.

now with the O.L.L. thing we can now have a ar shaped rifle. there are still some restrictions to what you can do to it. but at least when you get done with it it should shoot.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:01 AM
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Re: ruger mini 14 target model

Hello, my first post, great site here.

I have a mini that was reworked by accuracy systems in CO. Had it done in 2001, it will shoot sub-MOA as long as i feed it what it likes. I put over a grand in this gun to get it there. Was it worth it?? Probably not! As a shooter AR can be had for that or less. But the cool factor is worth something. It will be interesting to see if the factory target mini will be a shooter out of the box. FWIW I like my new DPMS sweet 16 better, but it is the new "girl friend".
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:43 AM
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Re: ruger mini 14 target model

My Uncle had given me a mini-14 one year for Xmas, and its a fun gun to shoot but accuracy is 3MOA. I think I shot under 2 once but gusty winds probably threw the bullets the right way for me :P I have seen the AI out in CO and was seriously debating sending it off so I could have a good shooting semi-auto. However, it would have cost about 1200 to get it done....$2000 if you buy it from them new and don't send them your own mini. I saw and read several reviews on the Stag Model 6 Super Varminter and wound up buying one. It should be here this week! Buying from factory is I think 20 week waiting right now and going up every day it seems like. I had my name on the waiting list, but then found a retailer that had some in stock. Stag Arms says they guarantee 1/2" MOA which is what the AI said but there rifle is only $1055! Soon as I get it set up and shoot I'll let you know how it is. Just my 2 cents....if you rework the mini let me know where you got it done and how well it shoots.
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