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  1. Military Weapons Forum
    Any thoughts, advice, personal experience on the Mini14 tactical? Had one and like an idiot, went back to an AR. Only issue seems to be magazine costs. Are there after market mags that work? Not interested in an AK. :o)
  2. Firearms General Discussion
    indeed.
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read two different schools of thought as far as aquiring & maintaining a SHTF stock. I have a pretty basic arsenal, but it suits my situation. The standard 22lr,12 guage,a simple & durable defensive/hunting rifle(sks) & 3 handguns in .45ACP,10mm & .380ACP. My question is would it be...
  4. Military Weapons Forum
    unite and tell us about your bittersweet relationship with this fickle b***h of a shooter. I've had a mini 14 since about 2004 (197 series i think) when i was at OBC at ft sill. i have got to tell with shame on my concience that i have spent more money on this thing that it ever might be...
  5. Rifle Forum
    I found a rail system for the barrel of my Ruger Mini-14 which has two rails, one on each side of the barrel and thought others might be interested.... I have had some trouble finding good rail stuff for the Mini-14
  6. Military Weapons Forum
    although the ar platform isn't scaring the sheeple as much as it used to the mini-14 seems to freak folks out a bit less how reliable are they these days?
  7. Military Weapons Forum
    Look really cool but wonder how well built they will be?
  8. Military Weapons Forum
    This article is presented as my "opinion" and should not be considered as scientific fact. I know this topic has been covered a bunch of times, I figure 1 more thread aint gonna hunt. Is the AR-15 a good survival rifle? The simple answer is, “it depends.” The M16 223/5.56mm was original...
  9. Military Weapons Forum
    Does the Mini deserve to be in the Assault/Military section for posts? It does have a military type Garand action.... But it is not a military or assault weapon that has seen action to any real extent...
  10. Military Weapons Forum
    I'm sure some of you may have experienced the pencil thin barrels and crappy sights that came with the old Minis. If that is still your impression of these guns it is time to take another look! I don't think there has been enough emphasis here on SB about the newer Minis and the improvements...
  11. Rifle Forum
    picked it up about a month ago and finally managed to make it to the range today. little background: this is my first rifle, only real experience with firearms is through the military (last 3 years). It is a 581 series with the ati foldaway stock and picatinny rails. i bought a burris fastfire...
  12. Military Weapons Forum
    other than a mini -14 does anyone make a rifle that does not look so military.Dont get me wrong i have 2 stag AR's,but i need a truck gun that doesent look that far from a hunting rifle
  13. Rifle Forum
    Hi Everyone, Its tax time so i may be in the market for a Rifle. I wanted to get some opinions on two that i'm thinking about. The Marlin 1894 Lever Action .44 mag or the Mini-14. I was wondering which would be more useful for both defense or hunting?? thanks,
  14. Military Weapons Forum
    Just thought I'd stir the pot a bit. Have any of you AR/mini14 folks thought about some extra .223 or 5.56 loads for hunting in your bug out gear? If so, which ones and why? I live here in AK and if my AR was the only thing I could grab and run with, what other rounds would/should I carry if...
  15. Rifle Forum
    Anyone have any opinions on this? I REALLY wanted an AR15, but I'm concerned about the reliability and ruggedness of the AR, plus it doesn't look as evil as the AR or AK. I have a few guns as it is, but nothing I would carry as my primary defense. I have: -XD subcompact 9mm as my carry peice...
  16. Rifle Forum
    Several low priced ways to make your mini more accurate. Make a home made barrel strut. I have an older model with the skinny barrel. The range I shoot at only has an 80 yard range, so all testing was done at 80 yards. Putting the home made strut cut my groups for 4" to less than 1.5". To make...
  17. Military Weapons Forum
    hi does anyone know where i can get some tapco mini-14 magazines??? am starting late trying to get some....are the pro-mag magazines from cheaper than dirt for mini-14 any good??? the mags i bought from cabelas are junk....thank you...
  18. Military Weapons Forum
    Ruger is selling Mini-14 20 round magazines until January 31st, 2009 as part of a special promotion. They are $29.95 apiece. If I'm not mistaken, Ruger hasn't sold these magazines to regular civilians for years. If you want something better than a 5 round magazine for your Mini, now is the time...
  19. Military Weapons Forum
    Hey guys, I am new to the ranks. What is your take on relying on a mini-14 for a main gun in a SHTF situation? I appreciate any words of wisdom you can offer. Z
  20. Military Weapons Forum
    Having grown up on the A-team while it was prime time I have always been enamored with the Mini-14. With all the varients (makers) of the AR-15 style and some of the issues I've heard about, I was wondering..... Given the choice, which wepon would you choose? AR-15 or Mini-14 Why? If AR-15...
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