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Ruger mini 14 vs AR15 accuracy challenge. Calling all Ruger Mini14 shooters

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by R.W.Dale, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    I put this out there in the other thread and I'm sure it'll get lost so I'm making a topic that can be searched and posted to as need be.

    This is an open challenge to all ruger mini 14 owners and there's even a prize.

    Now I'll openly admit that this thread is serving a as "put your money where your mouth is" action toward the Ruger Mini crowd. But for the first person to meet the below challenge using a ruger Mini14 I'll apologize for my anti mini comments and at my expense send the winner 2 boxes (40rds) of Monarch .223 ammo or equivalent $$


    Here's what you must do

    Using Iron sights from the bench
    shoot two targets at 100yds
    both groups will be 5 shots
    all 10 rds must be fired within 3 minutes
    the average group size for the two must be under 2.5"
    both "targets" must be the same and have AR15 vs Mini14 hand written on them
    post pics of the targets together


    now AR15 or even .223 AK owners

    I want you to show that this can be done. Sorry no prize:( other than the honor of it all

    match expires 2-1-10


    EDIT, ADDENDUM, CLARIFICATION and other fine print legalese
    Any shooting position is fine even though benched is specified. If you can take this challenge in a field shooting position more power to ya. But when shooting from the bench I want an actual person shooting the gun, no solid gun vises or rifle fixtures

    The prize of 40rds of ammo is is only to be extended to the first person to submit a target with a mini14 that falls within the outline above

    official group sizes will be determined using OnTarget software.

    http://www.6mmbr.com/ontargetsoftware.html


    rugermini.jpg
     
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  2. sticks

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    A link to your challenge has been posted on the PerfectUnion forum.

    :D
     
  3. frankiestoys

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    I like your challenge , ( i could use the ammo,) Ill be heading to the range in a few weeks with my mini. I have another new rifle to try out as well. My mini is a 580 series with a trigger job and a accu-strut installed i'll remove the scope im pretty sure the mini can do it i just hope my eyes can.:D
     
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  4. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    I think you should expand the challenge to include scoped rifles. No reason to add an unduly large element of potential for human error when what we're trying to test here is RIFLES, not humans.
     
  5. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    If you want to add to the pot I'll be more than happy to expand the challange. Remember I'm footing the bill here


    back link ;)

    http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/showthread.php?t=74127

    One thing Id really apperciate is the posting of any targets thed don't make the cut. That way at the very least folks begin to get an idea of what these rifles may or may not be able to do
     
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    I think the AR15 owners who post showing that this can be done, should report the number of jams, malfunctions and broken parts that occurred in the course of trying to shoot two targets that they could post. Oh, and the number of quarts of oil used. :D

    Let's make this thing relevant both ways :evil:
     
  7. carbine85

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    I think you just gave away a couple of boxes of ammo.
    Should be fun to see what happens.
     
  8. frankiestoys

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    So let me get this sraight i can leave my scope on ?:evil:
     
  9. R.W.Dale

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    Irons only for my match and prize, if there's going to be a scoped category someone else will have to donate a prize
     
  10. General Geoff

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    You said iron sights from the bench; is prone position allowed? I don't have a mini but I know someone who does, and I'm tempted to see what I can do; I'm better prone than from a bench.
     
  11. R.W.Dale

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    Prone is fine by me
     
  12. MistWolf

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    Is this for the first shooter to meet your criteria, all that do or the one who shoots the smallest group? Is this for group size only, or best score? If best score, using what target?

    Just asking for clarification. Thanks
     
  13. Girodin

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    I'm interested to see the targets start coming in. Iron sights will be a big limiter for many people irrespective of the rifle they are using.
     
  14. General Geoff

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    A sling and proper hold go a long way towards repeatable groups with iron sights. You don't have to see the holes in the paper, you just have to have natural point of aim.
     
  15. R.W.Dale

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    GOOD POINT

    the prize is only for the first person to submit a target that makes it under the 2.5" floor

    Again this a first 2.5" for the mini guys, we get more targets we can certianly have a match, but again the prize us only for the first sub 2.5" submission
     
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  16. MetalHead

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    This has me wanting to shoot my Mini for the first time in over ten years, too bad my daylight hours are spent harvesting corn now. Course with the fame of a good grouping I could trade it for something I really want like a Saiga 308. ;)
     
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    I'm about to pull the Aimpoint off my middy AR to add a scope... I think I'll throw my hat into the ring. Tomorrow looks like a good day to shoot!
     
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    just wondering if you are allowing the mini target rifles in the match, i didnt see any mention of them
     
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    Iron sights are REQUIRED
     
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    Heh.

    Today at the range, I sighted in my Mini14 with it's new Ultimak rail and Aimpoint 9000SC. Interestingly, four-shots-in-ten-seconds groups were hovering solidly under 3" at 100 yards using ADCOM 55gr fodder.

    It doesn't 'win the challenge', but it's interesting to note nevertheless...
     
  21. wcoats

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    Well, I don't have anything in .223 yet, so I can't attempt it. But why hasn't anyone posted any pics of a target yet? I think people should post pics of their attempts. I'm very interested to see how this thread turns out.
     
  22. HuntAndFish

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    Well, I think part of the reason we haven't seen any targets yet is because this was posted early on a Sunday. I'd like to try it with my Mini as well but the first chance I'll have to get to the range during daylight hours is Saturday. I'll have to take off the red dot and see if I still have the irons on there.
     
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    I thought someone would've posted by now. I want to but have not the time. Thanksgiving will be the soonest for me.
     
  24. dom1104

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    A quick search for "Mini 14 Accuracy" brings up this bad boy


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3VzVThmHw0

    I think the way Mini 14 owners roll is to wear a Tshirt on their head while they are sighting in their sweet rifles.


    Mini 14 owners...... have a fashion sense all their own.

    :evil::evil::evil:
     
  25. Walkalong

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    You have something against old timers? :scrutiny:....... :D
     
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