Gear: Ruger Mini 14

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Ruger Mini 14

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Rifles
Price: $712.31
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Description:

The Ruger Mini-14, Ranch rifle, and Mini Thirty offer inherent accuracy, light weight, low recoil, and a quick repeat shot capability that makes them the favorite of ranchers and outdoors men. Constructed of relatively few components ,all three of these proven rifles provide the convenience of an autoloader without the complexities often associated with this type of firearm.

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    Fender1604, Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:56:53 UTC.
    1st review

    I have never had any problems with mine and aftermarket parts such as fold over stocks, high capacity magazines and optics are readily available for this rifle. Being reliable accurate and versatile makes it one of my top choices.

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    bsrundback, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 20:26:18 UTC.

    i love outdoors and its a perfect rifle for just about anything

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    Peytonsdad05, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:44:08 UTC.

    Awesome gun, I think any one with children that want to move them up from.22 should invest in this product, Easy to use, Fun and relativley cheap!!

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    DetSgtDarryl, Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:19:14 UTC.

    This rifle was probably one of the first police rifles. It is very accurate and fun to plink shoot with.

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    garydon4, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 07:15:38 UTC.

    With the Mini 14 in .223 using Federal ballistic tip Nosler partition bullets, killed 9 deer and one coyote with one shot each at ranges from 25 to 150 yards in weather conditions ranging from cold, rain, hot, dry. No malfunctions.

    What else can you say?

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    Tx_LawMan, Fri, 07 Sep 2007 01:13:13 UTC.

    I have to say not impressed with this rifle at all. I do own one and I keep it on my mule in the country. Not a comfortable gun to shoot also likes to jam and a pain to clear the jam.

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    onegoodcop, Fri, 07 Sep 2007 07:50:04 UTC.

    Darn good rifle for close and medium combat.

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    Ironpig, Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:51:26 UTC.

    I agree onegood. Mine sits in the trunk of my car waiting for action. One pull of the handle and we're ready to go!

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    DCTracker, Sun, 09 Sep 2007 07:15:13 UTC.

    I carried one for a short while until it was recalled. It was so-so. I do like the mini 30 which is the same gun in 7.62x39.

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    pellethead, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:35:54 UTC.

    2 words, FUN FUN

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    iceman4563, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 01:33:06 UTC.

    Great rifle, Great round. Accessories are a little more pricey than those for the AR family. Very reliable.

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    johayes, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 22:56:58 UTC.

    I am 31 years old I have had one of these since i was 14 years old and it has never let me down it is a little picky on the types of rds youuse but it will take 70 to 80 grain bullits with no problems.

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    JIMROC, Tue, 02 Oct 2007 22:56:27 UTC.

    This was my first tactical rifle with a tactical stock. The Ranch rifle was an excellent shooter and is a great deal for the price.

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    ericgetman, Tue, 09 Oct 2007 23:21:23 UTC.

    I own one of the newer models made after the retooling at the factoy. Mine is stainless steel with a leupold 3 y 9 scope,let me tell you thi weapon is one of my favorites to shoot. Ihave yet to see any malfunctions. I also love it's simmilarities to the M-14. I carried it's older,and bigger, sbling for several years in the Navy and had the same felings about it too. This weapon is accurate too, coyote's passed two hundred yard are no problem, and mine seems to digest any thing I feed it, but some don't group to well.

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    CSL, Fri, 12 Oct 2007 17:53:44 UTC.

    I wish this was my patrol rifle. It's a little heavier but the 30cal. model is far superior

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    livin4life80, Fri, 19 Oct 2007 04:08:41 UTC.

    Not a bad little rifle. This is our department issue rifle, and after a while of getting banged around, it can get a little 'loose' but nothing that a good field stripping and tightening can't handle. The .223 is a little unstable with the mini 14 at any distance over 200 meters so I prefer the mini 30 in 7.62x39 but overall, the design is decent. It does not like cheap ammo though. Treat it well, clean it regularly even if you don't fire it, keep it tight, and use good ammunition and you'll have yourself a good lil carbine. Also, if you like to keep rounds in the mag, DON'T keep it loaded to capacity cuz any lack of spring tension will cause a failure to feed. Keep 20 rounds in a 30 round mag, 15 in a 20 round, and so on and so forth.

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    Rscheiterle, Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:15:55 UTC.

    Great gun for varmits and fun to shot. My ranch version is great with optics.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 12 Nov 2007 02:53:27 UTC.

    Fun rifle to shoot. I have a holo sight on mine and it puts hole on top of hole. Only problems are with cheapo mags- won't pick up next round (mag problem, not gun). Less expensive alternative to the AR type.

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    MaceMan, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:23:22 UTC.

    This is my 1st year using one. When at the range I had no problems at all, glad to have this weapon in my truck. We're just waiting for action.

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    SekrtAgent11, Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:31:00 UTC.

    I've tech'd mine up. Synthetic Stock, Flash Supressor, Hand Grip. Never had a problem with it. Great gun.

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    mike911, Sat, 08 Dec 2007 21:41:40 UTC.

    Good, accurate and dependable weapon for the price.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 04:43:00 UTC.

    Very dependable. Its a well constructed, and great for outdoors.

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    dlbtcpd3, Tue, 08 Jan 2008 04:49:15 UTC.

    Easy to shoot and no recoil. This weapon will take a beating and shoot straight everytime.

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    zipper, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:43:22 UTC.

    This looks amazingly similiar to my remmington airmaster77 .177 cal

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    1ROBERT34, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 22:58:11 UTC.

    I have two for personal use...Love it,one was a hand me down that has an estimated 13,000 rounds down range....still kicking along, I have one that I bought last year that the barrel cracked on...sent it to Ruger in AZ they replaced the rifle at no charge and had the new rifle ready to be picked up at the dealer in seven days. Ruger service is awesome the products are strong!

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    bigpapa50, Thu, 07 Feb 2008 03:31:40 UTC.

    Currently going through a Rangemaster course, Mini 14, in my opinion, is very reliable, dependable and durable.

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    TAZ_007, Tue, 19 Feb 2008 03:54:41 UTC.

    I have had my Mini 14 Stainless for several years now. No malfunctions whatsoever, Durable & accurate. Fun to shoot.

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    MPD216, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:24:13 UTC.

    Excellent rifle. I have a new Mini 14 blued, no problems yet, Is a great less expensive alternative to the AR type rifles. Plan to pass it on to my son someday when he is big enough to handle it.

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    SATactical, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 18:27:14 UTC.

    The Mini-14 is an OK and accurate gun if you take care of it. The Stainless version is better. I would use it for sport or plinking but I much preffer my Armalite M-15 for duty use. The Mini got it's reputation because of the TV Series "The A-Team. "Listen Up Fool"

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    cpd800e, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:37:29 UTC.

    I hear tell that they are fine weapons, I have even shot a couple in my career, but I think I prefer my Stag Arms M-4. The breakdown and accessories are just easier for me to use and acquire.

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    bfelton, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:56:22 UTC.

    GREAT GUN. Fun to shoot.

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    12345678900123, Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:51:15 UTC.

    A great little rifle...I have owned one for years...

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    Anonymous, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 06:38:27 UTC.

    If you're getting accuracy past 80 yards, you're lucky. If you can get it to run reliably, you're lucky. If you can keep from knocking off the sights, you're lucky. If you can find reliable, non-leo (don't be that guy!), regular capacity mags for less than $35.00, don't use them! If you're getting all of the above, you are either lying or you haven't shot it enough to know what it will do, when you really need it to run. If you have shot a considerable amount of rounds through it (a few thousand), start considering replacing the barrel..... cause it has about run its course. Run it in a 1000 to 1300 round rifle class over 12 hours and see what happens with it. Fight with it like you are fighting for your life and then come back and edit your great comments. This gun is junk for life-dependent work. Though the new model looks to have somewhat fixed a few of these flaws.

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    aaa111, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:32:12 UTC.

    very good rifle. easy to carry and accurate

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    hbg522, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 13:34:08 UTC.

    fun to shoot. accurate. just not enough time with one to fully trust it yet.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 07:39:30 UTC.

    Was issued a Mini 14 when I started at my current department and was not impressed at first, but it has grown on me. I have found it easy to use and accurate. In the end, it does its job well and gets the rounds downrange when you squeeze the trigger.

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    LAW105, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 21:15:19 UTC.

    EXCELLENT RIFLE EASY TO MOVE WITH AND IS VERY DEPENDABLE-GREAT FOR GETTING YOUR ATTENTION

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    ttredeau, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 21:15:41 UTC.

    Our department carries this rifle and I was trained with it in the academy. I found it very easy to use and very accurate.

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    maybetheydontknow, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 21:52:43 UTC.

    Best gun of its class. Very accurate, reliable and will take a beating. In my mind, its second only to the AR.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 09 May 2008 14:14:57 UTC.

    No issues with this weapon. Carried one in my cruiser starting in 1978 and never had any problems with it ever. Still no problems.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 10 May 2008 01:53:19 UTC.

    fun gun alot of aftermarket parts

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    Bushmaster13, Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:48:08 UTC.

    Exelent

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    hpd350, Fri, 06 Jun 2008 02:30:55 UTC.

    If you are a patrol officer that can furnish his/her own assault rifle, this is the one. Ruger has a very good reputation for making dependable and accurate weapons. This particular model in .223 is very effective for patrol. With a synthetic stock and stainless steel barrel this rifle is ready for the road!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 09:00:33 UTC.

    I BOUGHT THE STAINLESS RANCH MODEL 25 YEARS AGO AND HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. ITS GOOD TO HAVE SOMETHING AROUND THAT CAN REACH OUT A BIT.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 17:09:24 UTC.

    So fun to shoot. Very accurate and little recoil.

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    djcrash215, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:51:12 UTC.

    Great weapon..never had any problems with mine and very fun to shoot!

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    rolbsned65, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:02:21 UTC.

    This is an excellent Corrections weapon under normal conditions. We on the Emergency Response Team though find it way to long for doing building searches. We have suggested replacing them with the 16 inch barrel version and putting them in the TAPCO after market stocks to even further the option of shortening and lengthening of the weapon, but have run into the brick wall of budget constraints.

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    maxseg, Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:45:32 UTC.

    Decent tower weapon. Never had one jam, easy to operate and maintain. Cleaning the gas block is a pain though.

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    retflingwing, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 09:29:29 UTC.

    Smooth firing .233. Only ran 80 rounds thru it before selling (got it as a gift and already had a rifle). Target version had the harmonic dampner and a heavy barrel. Too bad most mod kits for folding stock and bullup mod aren't legal in CA for civilians.

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    jsheldon, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 19:10:23 UTC.

    It's not a bad weapon for the normal patrol officer. It's accurate but not to any great distances. It's a little expensive given you could get an Ar-15 for a little bit more. Overall not a bad gun. I had one when I first came on patrol.

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    spc08, Thu, 09 Oct 2008 04:21:44 UTC.

    In the NC Department Of Corrections Division of Prison this is the standard rifle they used and it is easy to Quifaly with I Had to when I work there.

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    the_great_mase, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:11:01 UTC.

    in my personal opinion the mini 14 is one of best rifles made of course a step down from the real m14 but when i held my brand new mini 14 many years ago i new i was holding a real rifle not some cheap piece of plastic unfortunently my rifle was stolen from my dads truck why he left in there in the first place was beyond me

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    sheriffg, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 16:10:24 UTC.

    A good rifle and much cheaper than an AR. Only problems I've encountered is not feeding properly, but this was a magazine problem not the rifle.

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    Coolguy603, Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:11:46 UTC.

    My Mini 14 is designed different with a folding stock.

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    rhood, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:07:07 UTC.

    this a great little rifle, I have them in SS, blued steel, wooden and synthetic stocks, folders.

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    fletc, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:37:53 UTC.

    Allthough I find this a fun rifle to play with, it's lack of accuracy really puts me off. A few years ago I bought one of the stainless versions because of the miniature M14 type action. Mine functioned flawlessly, but shooting with open sights I couldn't get it under a 4" group at 100yrds. I thought I was just getting old and not focusing on the sights well enough, so I mounted a scope on it. Guess what.... with the scope I shot the same 4" group. Shortly after that I sold the puppy.

    Steve

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    lpd380, Sun, 23 Nov 2008 22:06:11 UTC.

    Our department used these rifles for a long time. However, we have just recently moved to the M4 rifles. I really like the rifle for its simplicity. I have enjoyed shooting this particular gun especially since reading the history of them.

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    Lamken101, Sun, 23 Nov 2008 23:31:04 UTC.

    This is solid performer, the muzzle tends to rise, but is super accurate.

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    Mac27, Wed, 26 Nov 2008 16:36:22 UTC.

    The Ruger min-14 is a fine rifle for its intended purpose, which was a light duty 5.56mm carbine. There are better law enforcement and military assault carbines on the market, but the Ruger should not be ignored. This weapon, like most others, has certain idiosyncrasies that have to be addressed. The factory stock is too short for most adult men, but this is easily corrected with either a recoil pad or after market stock. The factory flip sights are poor beyond 200 m, but a 4x scope will give most shooters consistent head shots out to 500 m. After market mags are a problem, but then they are for all weapons. Ammo selection is a bit tricky for this weapon. Feeding is generally reliable, though some soft point rounds seem to have feeding problems.

    The 7.65x39 mini-30 is a very good weapon also. I have not had much experience with it, but it seems to be equal to the 14 with the added bonus of the heavier cartridge.

    Now these weapons are not "battle" weapons. They are not designed to function non-stop for 1000 rounds+. But, then how many of us normally carry more than 120 rounds, anyway? Most of the situations encountered result in the expenditure of less than 4 rounds per weapon.

    One little aside, here. M16/AR-15 type weapons have always had a flaw that can be potentially disastrous in combat situations. A broken stock, can halt the functioning of an M16 style weapon. This can happen when an inexperienced user goes prone in a hurry in an improper manner. The Mini does not have that problem. Snap the butt off and it still works.

    Good weapon. Don't expect match grade accuracy. Don't expect it to function flawlessly in extended non-stop firing. But it works very well for its intended purpose. I know. I have used one for thirty years as a general duty rifle around the old homestead.

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    peacemakertd, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:31:06 UTC.

    Great little rifle for us old time Texas Lawmen...I carry the Ranch Rifle and it very seldom ever leaves my truck

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    Anonymous, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:38:33 UTC.

    Great little rifle for us old time Texas Lawmen...I carry the Ranch Rifle, stainless with wood stock, this is an all-purpose rifle, I carry it on-duty and I carry it to hunt, have had no problems with it I have owned mine about 6 years, I would recommend this rifle to anyone looking for a dependable rifle

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    dmore349, Mon, 01 Dec 2008 15:42:54 UTC.

    the mini 14 6.8 is awesome wish instead of a five shot clip i had a 10 shot clip. i had no problem hitting the targets.

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    wcsocet, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:28:30 UTC.

    I have 3 of these and have never had a problem with any of them. I bought my first in 1980 and I can't even tell you how many rounds I have put through without a jam. I carried this one as my duty rifle for about 10 years, and never had any concerns about accuracy. I won a bronze medal in the small bore rifle competition at the 1993 World Police and Fire games, and was competing against mostly AR style rifles. We have department issue Bushmaster AR's and I love the gun but it seems like if they get a little dirt or get too dry they do not want to function properly. I.ve had my 14 pretty dusty and dirty but it always fires. One thing I have always been told is that you really need to buy only the Ruger factory mags or you will have feeding trouble.

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    RWaggs62, Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:09:08 UTC.

    Mine is the 2008 NRA Edition Ruger Mini 14, Light, Fast & Powerful. With better accuracy than previous Mini's, just as good as an AR. Very happy with this rifle from the butt to the barrel, an absolute must buy for all .223 loving rifle enthusiasts.

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    KRG123, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:00:55 UTC.

    The perfect ranch gun and a good choice for a patrol gun, if you're sure what to get... Good Overall Dependabilty

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    hammer_usmc, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 06:25:46 UTC.

    I had always wanted a mini 14 but I kept hearing horror stories about their accuracy. When ruger came out with the new mini 14's in 06 I bought one. I had alot of experiense with the Ar-15 during my time in the Marine Corps. I can remember many days in Iraq when my M-16 would jam on me nearly costing me my life. When I got into law enforcement I didn't want to carry an ar-15 so I bought a mini 14 and I think that its just wonderful. The first time that I shot it I was shooting at some steel targets at 200 yards off-hand . The targets were about the size of a human torso and up. I hit the target 5 out of 7 shots. I then set up some close range targets at about 20 yards or so. The mini 14 's new ghost ring sights picked up the target quickly and I could put several rounds in the target quickly. The only complaint that I ave about the rifle is that the magazines are very expensive. I bout a John Mason aftermarket magazine and it works good but you have to have the bolt locked back to insert the magazine. Over all this rifle is well worth the money.

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    m1garand, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 23:52:59 UTC.

    The mini 14 is the the same design as the m1 garand, the greatest battle rifle ever devised. The mini is made of all steel. Ar 15s use aluminum receivers. The only way the ar is better is because you can do more stuff with it. Other than that, the mini will shoot just as good especially with the new thicker barrel. You don't need a 1400 dollar ar 15 just to have fun at the range. If they used m1 garands, m1 carbines, or any other good old ww2 rifle in Iraq now, they would be just as reliable if not more reliable than an ar 15. All of the ww2 rifles and the mini 14 are all solid STEEL. Ar 15s are aluminum with a few plastic components mixed in. When it comes to guns I like the feel of a steel gun rather than aluminum. I have a new nra edition mini 14 and it is very accurate. If you don't plan on accessorising an ar 15 then it is a waste of money to buy one. My nra mini 14 was 900 bucks. That's still about 500 dollars cheaper than an ar 15. If anyone says the ar 15 is more reliable tell them that the mini 14 is built the same as the greatest rifle ever the m1 garand. It beats the stoner design in my book.

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    E25_LSP, Tue, 03 Mar 2009 02:08:36 UTC.

    I have own 2 of these for many years. I have harvested many white tail and wild pigs. It is light and very accurate. I love this weapon.

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    miterman, Fri, 20 Mar 2009 01:05:57 UTC.

    Great rifle! This is my wild pig medicine!

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    Jackzeller, Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:11:35 UTC.

    I have had one for farm use for ten years. It is utterly reliable with any ammunition I put through it. Factory stock was ill fitting and junk so I added a pistolgrip choate stock and a flash hider on the front end to keep the muzzle safe from truck floor. But this is NOT an accurate rifle. I carry a Colt M-4 on duty and it is far superior as to accuracy. I mounted a scope on my mini, and only one brand would give me sub 5 inch groups! Even then it barely made four inch groups. Most officers carrying these failed the NRA rifle schools because of the poor accuracy. We have had to lend them Colts.

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    OFCR3627, Sat, 02 May 2009 14:42:32 UTC.

    standard rifle for towers and teams for YEARS until the upgrade to M4 put rounds down range and great control with quick follow up shots !!!

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    Anonymous, Fri, 15 May 2009 03:18:22 UTC.

    Great rifle! Good weapon and a fine replacement for us folks 200 miles behind enemy lines in the People's Republic of Kalifornia!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 31 May 2009 06:06:25 UTC.

    Sporting the older 1801 model, I opted for a folding stock with composite body. Sweet weapon...
    Not as accurate as a M-16, but it'll work fine. By the way, Wolf .223 (steel) ammo does not work well in this machine... Brass does it justice, like American Eagle , Lake City, or Hornady ammo. is great.
    Although, a work around on the Wolf is: I sprayed a rag with some gun oil, then rolled the Wolf on the rag. It worked well, till I had used up all the Wolf stuff for zeroing in the rifle.

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    AdminJarhead, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:59:04 UTC.

    Very capable and often under rated firearm. Awesome brush weapon!

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    boatdeputy1, Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:12:57 UTC.

    Recently purchased the "tactical model" with the synthetic stock, flash hider, and 16" "heavy" barrel. I've ran about 200 rounds through it with no malfunctions. It is a natural pointer and could be used for entry work. Accuracy was very good. 1.5" at 100 yards with federal bonded rounds. The only thing I dont like is rocking the mags in, but, with training that isn't a problem. I highly recommend it.

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    gunslinger830, Sat, 27 Jun 2009 04:12:18 UTC.

    excellent all around rifle that is light and well balanced and fun to shoot

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    Anonymous, Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:30:19 UTC.

    Decent patrol rifle. Accauracy is iffy depends on the weapon. I have owned 3 nor 4 and finally got one that will group decent Have changed sights and recoil; buffer but am failry happpy with it. If your picky go with an Ar 15 platform

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    JETT5056, Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:47:55 UTC.

    THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING WEAPON FOR ANYTHING FROM HUNTING TO LONG RANGE TACTICAL USE

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    Anonymous, Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:43:01 UTC.

    A great rifle. I have had one for years. The only problem I had was poor quality aftermarket mags when Ruger stopped making hi caps for the civilian market. I had success with mags made by Mason then, and now Ruger is making hi caps for general distribution. I must say that generally I like this rifle better than the AR. While you can hand all kinds of gadgets on your AR, i.e. lights, optical sights, etc, I never liked the height of the sights above the barrel on that weapon.
    I also prefer the Garand style action on the Mini-14. The best of both worlds would be a Mini'14 with rails and a mag release button ala AR-15.

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    aallen, Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:42:26 UTC.

    I traded my AR for one and now with all the modifications out there for the system its grate.

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    DevilDog_JW, Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:48:02 UTC.

    very nice weapon. department issued

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    Anonymous, Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:15:03 UTC.

    A very reliable, compact rifle. When I was on the job I was issued an AR-15, but after retiring I felt that the Ruger was better suited to my needs. The only fault that I have with it is that when the barrel heats up it gets very inaccurate.

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    MIKIESPLACE, Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:20:22 UTC.

    bought this jus last week, Tactical version, all black carbon, 4 20 rd mags, scoped, and after an hour at the range, WOW. A GREAT CARBINE. simple accurate lite......an mine!

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    rsmith6322, Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:24:24 UTC.

    Maybe it's not minute of angle...big deal. It's minute of bad guy all day long and twice on Sunday. If you want a tack driver, get a bolt gun. I've seen the M16/AR15 platform jam in combat way too many times. Sure I'd like to have one just for the CDI factorbut with a family to feed and clothe, I can think of more important things to do with my money. I'm happy with my choice because I train with it.

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    crowfeeder, Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:41:15 UTC.

    I owned one a few years ago. It was a fun weapon to plink with. I would not want to use it in work or combat.

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    keeneagle, Mon, 29 Aug 2011 04:57:53 UTC.

    Nice weapon. Fits well onto a backpack. Easy to get to.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:16:15 UTC.

    Easy to use..low recoil

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