Once more into the breach!
After a very bad experience with an early mini 14, I am determined to give Ruger another chance. I have located and am acquiring an NRA Mini 14 Ranch Rifle in 5.56. Motivation? That chubby little 16" barrel has got to be a major improvement over that skinny, whippy, problem child they had in prior models. I understand many subtle improvements have been made since 2005.
It's a cute baby M1A, and if the accuracy lives up to the promise, I expect to have a nice addition to the carbine rack. I'd like input from NRA edition owners, as these have been out since 2008.