I bought a new Mini 14 about 3 months ago. I've taken it to the range 3 times since then. It's the new 580 series with the heavier barrel. I love it! It's solid, reliable and is very accurate for my needs. I'm not a bench shooter so much. I will shoot from the bench, but use my range bag as the support. I'm more into plinking from a prone, standing or sitting position, like I will do when I hunt.
I used an m16 and M4 in the service and wanted something different. The AR platform is great.
But I love my new Mini!
RetiredMajor, NRA Certified Instructor
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