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Tactical mini 14

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Younggunner, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. Younggunner

    Younggunner Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with that tactical mini 14 with the folding stock? It looks cool but is it a decent gun?
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    A Mini-14 is a Mini-14 is a Mini-14, and the pros and cons have been beaten to death in some forty-eleven threads. Great for hunting, lousy for target shooting. Uber-reliable.

    If what you're into is "cool" and folding stocks, the Mini oughta do as good as anything.
     
  3. 30mag

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    Minis are uber reliable?
    I don't think I've heard that before...
     
  4. Younggunner

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    Sarcasm?... I can't tell
     
  5. 30mag

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    Seriously, I'm pretty sure all I ever hear from people about minis is bickering about their accuracy.
    And how far they throw brass.
     
  6. JohnnyOrygun

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    I have the tactical with the folding stock. While I haven't shot it yet, hopefully today. But the folder locks up tight. I didn't buy it for the folder but rather for the adjustable part. All in all, I like it, the top rail seems perfect for mounting a scope in the scout position.

    IMHO
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  7. GW Staar

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    I bought a Mini 14 stainless model, the first year they came out. Have shot it a good deal since (probably needs a new barrel). No it isn't as accurate as some...yet it's certainly accurate enough to shoot prairie dogs, defend myself, and have a hell of a lot of fun. All these years and NO jams...ever. It has digested every brand I loaded it with including steel cased Russian stuff...and reloads loaded with regular (not small-based) RCBS full length dies.

    Perhaps that might be called "uber reliable"?;)

    P.S. You can shoot it reliably while it's dirty as hell, yet it's easy to take down and clean...unlike AR 15's
     
  8. Younggunner

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    Ok Johnny make sure to let me know how it shoots.
     
  9. Younggunner

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    Sounds good GW thanks!
     
  10. 30mag

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    @GW
    Very cool.
    Sounds like something I need.
     
  11. Burk1951

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    I got a mini 14 about 6 months ago and was thinking about putting a tactical stock on it, but the more I look, the less I like the idea. I've got a KR model and I think it looks great. Most of the stocks I've seen for the mini make them look cheaper, imho.
     
  12. JohnnyOrygun

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    I took it out for some informal plinking today. I wasn't really shooting for accuarcy, mainly to try the two promags out that I bought, they were flawless. I only put 60 rounds through it as I didn't have much time. I was really happy with the results. I had never shot a mini before today, but I had no problem keeping a pop bottle flying and that was point shooting, not aiming. When I was done the barrel was really hot, sizzled when I touched it with a wet finger. I really like it and after I get a low powered scope for it, I will spend some quality time with it. Now I need to stock up on some ammo and some more mags.

    YMMV
    John
     
  13. OurSafeHome.net

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    I don't know, there was a group of Vietnam veterans that operated in the LA underground in the 1980'a and they had folding stocked Mini-14's...

    ...they fired something like 2 million rounds at bad guys and never hit any of them.
     
  14. GW Staar

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    :rolleyes: There is irrefutable proof that the Brady Bunch secretly supplied them with ammo that shot backwards.
     
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    Well, let's face it - anything they shot never hit anyone. Of course these guys could also walk away from explosions without a scratch. I pity the fool that couldn't.
     
  16. GW Staar

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    That would be the guy the Brady Bunch hired to test fire the "special" ammunition.:cool:
     
  17. Dollar An Hour

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    Mini-14's don't suck nearly as bad in real life as they do according to all the 'experts' on internet gun forums.
     
  18. Rshooter

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    Mini 14's uber reliable? Their actions are built using the action of the Garand and M14 as a model. I have had one for over twenty years and the only issue was the aftermarket sight I put on it fell off the last time I was at the range. Operator error. :eek:
     
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    They are a neat rifle. I hope to get one some one of these days.
     
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    Saiga in any caliber:) The mini-14's are not bad. I don't want one tho. Too many other good options.

    ~Norinco
     
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  22. GW Staar

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    Intolerant Butt Head!!! or is it Bevis?:D
     
  23. NC-Mike

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    I'll answer to Butthead... :eek:
     
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    I just ordered a mini 14, the new black furniturre with flash suppressor that just came out, any info out there form anyone on these. also I bought me a Mini 30 with the first 3 numbers being 189XXXX, does anybody have any input on that particular model??
     
  25. sebtool

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    My Mini is a 180 series, an early 1. When I got it, I got it cheap becasue the owner said it was junk, wouldn't load the shells, bad accuraccy, etc.
    1st thing I did was strip it down and cean it. Found out later htat the owner only shot the cheapest ammo he could, and wasn't much on cleaning his guns.

    After about 3-4 days ofcleaning and soaking the accumulated Russian, chinese, indian, yugoslavian - whatever cheap stuff was availabe - powder and 'gook' from the barrel and chamber, the gun shot like a dream. And it still does! I have never had a jam or FTF, but I keep it pretty clean.

    Not quite m.o.a., but not far off! I even shot a couple High Power Rifle matches with it and did OK, not great. At the longest range - 500 yds if iirc, l had a decent group, but it was low. I was there by myself, and couldn't seem to get anyone to spot for me, sooo... I sucked. Didn't do too bad at the shorter ranges. And would like to get back into it, if time permits, shortly. (that was in '96-97)

    The bottom line is, it's not an AR, but my mini 14 is a damn good gun, and it ain't for sale!:neener:
     
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