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colt.45
December 21, 2005, 03:20 AM
hey my name is colt and im new to this forum and i now own a 10/22 and an m-1 garand, i have $180 that is going toward a mini 14 for the cheap and widely avalible ammo. i also shoot airguns alot and i modify crosman guns for power and accuracy ,but i dont get as much of a kick from them as i do shooting powderburners. i like rifles a lot more than i like pistols and scatterguns and i want to get into competitive shooting.

what do yall think about the mini 14 they have a verry skinny hammerforged barrel so i am curious as to what kind of accuracy they can turn out

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mnrivrat
December 21, 2005, 03:46 AM
Welcome !!! Always happy to see the talents of more and more people comming onto the site.

You'll here more than one opinion I'm sure regarding the Mini 14 and can do a search on the Mini 14 in the rifle section for some past postings.

I consider the gun to be very reliable but not the most accurate of this type weapon. If thinking about competitive shooting it wouldn't be my choice.

MatthewVanitas
December 21, 2005, 03:57 AM
Welcome aboard!

The issue of Mini-14 accuracy has been extensively covered in the past. Before posting, it's always helpful to run an archive search to see what's been covered in the past. That way you can post a very detailed question so we know what we can help you with. When you post questions, the more detailed the title, the better. So "Mini-14 questions" is kinda vague, but "Mini-14 aftermarket barrels to improve accuracy" is a great title.

To run a search, click the white word "Search" in the green band at the top of the forum. If you want to restrict your search to thread Titles, certain dates, or specific forums, use the Advanced Search.

Long/short on Mini-14: a lot of folks find that it starts stringing shots as the barrel warms up. You can fix the problem by spending some cash to have a gunsmith install an after-market heavy barrel. However, the $450 Kel-Tec SU-16 rifle series has become a serious contender to the Mini-14, beating it on price, weight, sights, op-system, and magazines (takes AR-15/M16 magazines). Run a search on SU-16 for more info.

Good to have you here. I've read dozens of gun forums and this is by far the best. -MV

colt.45
December 21, 2005, 03:59 AM
but in the future i will probably get some sort of bolt action in .308, mabey a model 700 police with the 20 inch barrel, i had the pleasure of putting five rounds through one a moth or so ago and it was extremly accurate and fun.

El Tejon
December 21, 2005, 09:34 AM
Welcome to THR, new friend.:)

Lots of opinions on different guns, but it's your money.:D Just remember it is about software, not hardware.

Camp David
December 21, 2005, 09:47 AM
... and i modify crosman guns for power and accuracy ...

Welcome aboard colt.45... love that name!

How do you modify an airgun "for power"? Just curious....Isn't the air supplied by CO2 cartridges or pumped up via compressed air? How do you enhance?????

georgeduz
December 21, 2005, 10:30 AM
if the 308 is what u like than save your money and buy a good one,dont settle for anything other.get what u want and be happy,

halvey
December 21, 2005, 10:35 AM
but in the future i will probably get some sort of bolt action in .308, mabey a model 700 police with the 20 inch barrel, i had the pleasure of putting five rounds through one a moth or so ago and it was extremly accurate and fun.
You will love that gun - very nice!

BTW, does the handle Colt 45 refer to Colt Pistols or the beer? :)

AirForceShooter
December 21, 2005, 10:48 AM
Welcome:
think twice about a mini. I have one and enjoy it, but it's no tack driver.
It is what it is and nothing more.

again, welcome

AFS

f4t9r
December 21, 2005, 03:10 PM
Welcome

Mnemesyne
December 21, 2005, 03:17 PM
welcome :-)


Mneme

Q-Lock
December 21, 2005, 03:30 PM
Welcome to this wonderful haven!


Quinten

el44vaquero
December 21, 2005, 04:59 PM
May your posts be many and worth reading.

colt.45
December 21, 2005, 06:20 PM
yes airguns are either pumped up or use co2. there are tons of things you can do to get more power, the best thing you can do is get a 24" barrel wich can be bought from crosman for like $9. with air power you either need higher pressures or more air coming out. i am not going to risk blowing myself up so ill stick with letting more air out, one way to do this is to put in a stronger hammer spring to vold the valve open longer. you can also make the valve biger by boring out the inside and removing some threads. my 1760 will shoot an 8.5 grain pellet about 920 fps on a hot day, and it will make little tiny one hole groups at 25 yards thanks to the muzzle crown i gave it. it'l get a squirrel or rabbit out to 60 yards

here are a few sites that will explain in more detail
http://crosmanmods.cjb.net/
http://www.network54.com/Forum/275684/
http://www.eddiecolwell.tzo.com/2240.html

Jubei
December 21, 2005, 11:07 PM
:scrutiny: I've never cared much for Colt.45. It always left a funky aftertaste and the extra-tall cans never quite stayed in the cup holders in the car, huh?, what other Colt.45... OHHH! Prancin' Pony .45. I'm sorry my bad.

Welcome :D

Jubei

p.s. Just kidding about the cup holder thing. Drinking and Driving is veryvery bad.

Justin
December 21, 2005, 11:18 PM
Welcome to THR. :)

Just my opinion, but if you're interested in getting into competitive rifle shooting, be it High Power or 3 Gun, look into the AR platform. It's almost infinitely customizable for nearly any game.

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