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Old August 15, 2011, 09:52 AM   #31
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
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The Mini isn't a target rifle nor a good choice for prairie dogs. But for hunting jackrabbits and coyotes, it's plenty good. I always put a Weaver K4 on my various Minis.

They are noted for reliability, so they're as good for self-defense as any other rifle using a .223 cartridge. I've never heard of any rifle of any sort which won't shoot into minute of torso at self-defense distances.

My Minis typically put the first couple of shots within an inch of where I intended to hit. Quite often a typical three-shot group was around 1.5 MOA. After that, the skinny barrel of an early model would "walk" a bit and the groups would open up. That's irrelevant to the needs of a hunter, and doesn't really matter in casual plinking.
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