Mini 14 Target Rifle


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browning308
March 6, 2011, 08:34 AM
I'v just recently seen That ruger makes a mini 14 target rifle and i think that its awesome. But i can't find decent reviews on it. But on alot of the vids it seems that the ruger is getting sub moa. Does anyone have experience with this gun? If you do is it an accurate rifle for the price? "i'v found some for 789$" How does it size up to the ar-15 varminters?

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Skyshot
March 6, 2011, 09:55 AM
The mini-14 will shoot sub-moa with "good" amo however you can not shoot 5.56 ammo only .223 because of chamber specs.

jem375
March 6, 2011, 11:40 AM
My mini-14 shoots both, you are thinking about the AR's...

Byron
March 6, 2011, 12:17 PM
The Mini Targets are only 223 while the standard Mini will shoot both.

jem375
March 6, 2011, 12:31 PM
roger that

Cal-gun Fan
March 6, 2011, 01:05 PM
I'v just recently seen That ruger makes a mini 14 target rifle and i think that its awesome. But i can't find decent reviews on it. But on alot of the vids it seems that the ruger is getting sub moa. Does anyone have experience with this gun? If you do is it an accurate rifle for the price? "i'v found some for 789$" How does it size up to the ar-15 varminters?
If it were up to me, Id save and get a nice AR varminter and a scope.

chicharrones
March 6, 2011, 01:25 PM
I'v just recently seen That ruger makes a mini 14 target rifle and i think that its awesome. But i can't find decent reviews on it.

Here's a couple that might be worth looking at.

http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-Mini14Target.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z89nJ5zA4bI

browning308
March 6, 2011, 01:43 PM
It sounds like a nice rifle, everything seems to be in place and it looks rugged. I plan on saving up for one since the ar-15's are 900$ and up. And this ruger seems as though it could keep pace with it. Do you guys think with special handholds and good practice that this gun could be 500 yard gun? Thats the furthest i want to shoot, and i absolutely love the idea of a semi auto!! Tell me what you guys think Thanks Chris

husker
March 6, 2011, 04:24 PM
To heavy for a coyote rig. Over priced IMO

browning308
March 6, 2011, 06:07 PM
Idk its that expensive, you get what you pay for, i'm just wondering if this rifle is worth it?

browning308
March 6, 2011, 06:36 PM
Its not going to be a coyote rig, just a varmint/target rig.... and idk its over priced, have you seen the ar-15's lately? I just wanted to know if this gun was worth buying? Thanks, Chris

Double Vision
March 6, 2011, 07:01 PM
The Minis get beat up a lot in some forum discussions but my new -14 Ranch and -Thirty Tactical are great fun to shoot, and plenty accurate enough for me. I really do like them.
Good luck and have fun!

Skyshot
March 6, 2011, 10:09 PM
I say buy it if you like it, I have one of the taticle patrol mini's and I like it a lot. It shoots about 1 1/2 to 2 moa @ 100 yards.

Red Cent
March 6, 2011, 10:11 PM
http://accu-strut.com/

essayons21
March 6, 2011, 11:17 PM
A Mini-14 Target rifle is kinda like souping up a truck for drag racing. Yeah, you can make them quick, but it will always be slower than if you had started with a sports car.

Minis are small, lightweight, rugged, and reliable. If you want accuracy go with an AR.

40nascar
March 6, 2011, 11:33 PM
The one advantage to the mini is the big tuning wieght on the end of the barrel. Its probably a tossup in the accuracy dept Vs. an Hbar AR, but you are spending at least $300 - $400 less for the ruger.

I love mini's, but in this case, the more parts friendly AR proably gets the nod with if you can swing for the extra cost.

Idaho Dana
March 7, 2011, 01:21 PM
I had one and mounted a Weaver varmit scope on it. After tuning the barrel damper to about 1/2 inch in from the muzzle, it was sub moa. There are a couple of videos on You Tube that will show what it can do. The Target version is a very accurate rifle. It compares well with AR's with target or varmit barrels.

Idaho Dana
March 7, 2011, 01:22 PM
Oops my bad. If you read the owners manual, all the Mini's will shoot 556 ammo except the Target. It specifically tells you to fire only 223 Rem in it.

Adam123
March 7, 2011, 01:48 PM
I've handled and shot the Mini 14 Target rifle and was not impressed. I am assuming that you are talking about this one:

http://copsgunshop.com/images/ruger/5844.jpg

They look nice, but that's about it. I've also heard a lot of complaints about how thin the barrel was under the forend, but can't really speak on that. I guess it also depends on the amount that you want to spend. The last time I looked at them, they were close to $700.00. You can put together a pretty nice AR for that and an even better one for just a bit more. In my humble opinion, ditch the Mini and go for an AR.

jmr40
March 7, 2011, 02:03 PM
You won't get a target mini for less than an AR. Buy any $500-$600 AR with a flat top. Put a scope on it and you will shoot near MOA with bulk ammo. Buy good ammo and it will easily be sub MOA. They will shoot either 5.56 or 223 as well.

Couple of months back I spent $400 for another upper with a Wilson target barrel that is guaranteed to shoot 1/4 MOA and put it on a $250 lower. It will probably do it, but I'm only getting groups in the .3's. I'm sure a better trigger puller could do better.

browning308
March 7, 2011, 05:09 PM
jmr40,

I have done my research and i can get a ruger target less than any ar-15 varmint rig, but i'v never put any thought into building one though?

Brock Landers
March 28, 2011, 02:02 AM
I'm tempted by this Mini-14 Target version mainly because I'm thinking of moving to an AWB area and this gun seems to be compliant and I know the Minis have a great reputation for reliability. I haven't seen much of a used market for these guns but I see that CDNN has them right now for $699. Anyone else know of a good place to look for these?

snake284
March 28, 2011, 03:45 AM
I wouldn't mind having one of these. The regular minis aren't known for pin point accuracy and I always thought they could and should be made to be so.

BrocLuno
March 28, 2011, 10:40 AM
If you like it, buy it. Life too short to mess with stuff you don't like.

M1key
March 28, 2011, 01:51 PM
To those who think the mini cain't be made to shoot...This is not even a Target model.

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