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Magog
February 26, 2011, 11:48 PM
Now I know the mini does not lot cool with the traditional rifle stock.

And the tapco stock is silly looking as well

But dudes, if your POU calls for cool, then dig this mini.

This is how I am going to run my rig.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrjQhHsLh6I

Art Eatman
February 27, 2011, 10:42 AM
Way wrong for proper kneeling position. :)

overland
February 27, 2011, 12:15 PM
Dittos. That guy never learned how to shoot.

Ozzieman
February 27, 2011, 12:34 PM
does not lot cool

Whatever that means,,, but sorry I am WAY past caring about cool or what others think about cool or what is cool.

If I want to break out something that brings people over to where I am shooting, I break this out.

Red Tornado
February 27, 2011, 12:40 PM
Not a fan. I really don't like folding stocks in general, and I think the Mini 14 looks great as it comes. The wood could be darker, but a refinish in Tung oil and it'd be almost perfect, aesthetically.
RT

OHW
February 27, 2011, 12:52 PM
The BC folders for minis that I have used all had an annoyiny wobble. GLTY

macsters
February 27, 2011, 12:53 PM
if i were going to change the furniture on my mini, i would just go all the way and get that bullpup conversion kit. to me, the wood looks fine as it is.

and that SL8 would definitely cause me to turn my head. ive been looking at them for a while. wish they made a .308 version.

goodspeed(TPF)
February 27, 2011, 01:36 PM
if your POU calls for cool

Really?!?!?! :rolleyes:

Magog
February 27, 2011, 02:38 PM
Yeah really. I dont care about the how the guy looks.

The mini looks great.

One thing though. They say it is only a 2 MOA rifle, how the hell could an AK be a 1.5 MOA rifle???

Someone some where is lying.

Bamashooter
February 27, 2011, 02:52 PM
I have a tapco stock on my mini and I think it looks fine. the collapsing stock has its advantages. I dont care for the folding stock. If I ever put another stock on mine it will be the original wood stock. To each their own.

L_Killkenny
February 27, 2011, 03:03 PM
Who the f say's the stock furniture on a Mini ain't cool? The mini's stock looks are one of it's biggest sellin factors. Don't worry, I thought folders were cool 20+ years ago too. You'll get over it. (I hope)

LK

Magog
February 27, 2011, 03:41 PM
That is the only reason can see why some people are dissing on the mini, because the mini is a neat gun.

But it does lack the cool factor...

All I am saying is the folding stock makes the Mini not only look bad , but it takes about a pound off the weight so you have a super bad rifle that weights about 5.25 pounds.

And weight is huge part of being tactical with the run and gunin.

M.O.A.
February 27, 2011, 04:00 PM
for me i like the new target mini with the thumbhole stock and heave barrel

as for the folders they dont do anything for me

Rob228
February 27, 2011, 04:01 PM
And weight is huge part of being tactical with the run and gunin.

Any chance you could elaborate on this?

stu925
February 27, 2011, 04:04 PM
Just ordered my mini, the wood/blued steel version. Composite stocks to me look cheap and I don't personally like the feel of them. Folding stocks do nothing for me, although I did see a Mini-14 with a factory folder at the gun show yesterday that I kind of liked, although $975 for a used Mini seemed a bit steep to me. Don't really know if it was a decent price or not since I'm not in the market for one. As far as I'm concerned rifles are supposed to be blued steel and stocks are supposed to be made out of a real piece of wood not composite or laminated wood. Just my opinion though.

Stu

mdd
February 28, 2011, 02:10 PM
What, dare I ask, is "POU"?

Art Eatman
February 28, 2011, 04:28 PM
mcc, it's likely a typo for POV: Point Of View.

Er sumpn...

BfloBill
February 28, 2011, 06:07 PM
Lighter is not always better, when I bought my mini-14 I handled it with the wood stock and a synthetic stock (i did not have the opportunity to try a folding one) and in my opinion the lighter synthetic stock totally threw of the balance of the rifle for quick handling. I'm sure this is just personal preference but it didn't feel anywhere near as good, I bought the wood stock.

Father Time
February 28, 2011, 10:00 PM
I like the mini 14 however that stock dosen't look "cool" it looks kinda flimsy.

I would keep the factory stock it is simply tougher and by that virtue alone better suited for "tatical" applications.

mrgoodwrench76
February 28, 2011, 10:13 PM
I'm not 100% sure what cool is, but I think Ozzieman's rig is where I'd start defining.

AZAK
March 1, 2011, 03:04 AM
mcc, it's likely a typo for POV: Point Of View.

Er sumpn...

"POU" I would imagine, given the context of the OP, would be a Nutnfancy (from youtube) term meaning: Philosophy Of Use.

Now I know the mini does not lot cool with the traditional rifle stock.

I think that the Ruger wood stock "lots" just fine.

YMMV (And apparently does...)

10mmAuto
March 4, 2011, 02:25 AM
But dudes, if your POU calls for cool, then dig this mini.
Throw in the word "purchase" and "without WROL aka without rule of law" and you'll be pulling a full Nutnfancy.

HorseSoldier
March 4, 2011, 02:44 AM
That is the only reason can see why some people are dissing on the mini, because the mini is a neat gun.


Or because some people have higher performance expectations for their rifles than the Mini-14 can deliver.

Bamashooter
March 4, 2011, 03:25 AM
I would like to know what a semi auto rifle in the same price range can do that a mini cant. My mini can shoot near moa ( 1.12'') @100yrds. For the price I consider my mini to be an excellent rifle. My best 20 shot group is 2.26'' thanks to the strut on it. There is nothing special about my rifle, just a couple upgrades to wring the most out of it. I have about $700 in the rifle.

Skans
March 4, 2011, 08:41 AM
The only aftermarket "tactical" stock that I like for the Mini-14 is the SCAR CQB (sage) stock. Its a good functional stock and you can put whatever kind of buttstock you want on it (folding, telescopic, or fixed). But, it is expensive. The actions fits rock solid in this stock. It is all anodized aluminum - and has rails that make mounting doo-dads much easier.

But, I'd have to agree, the Mini-14 looks nice in its wood stock. If the stock was made of a nice oil finished walnut, it would look even better.