The accuracy "problem" with a 94 or 336 has more to do with open buckhorn sights than with the actual capability. The range "problem" is more a function of trajectory, sights and shooter skill than of inherent capability.
My experience with Mini-14s, all early models, was that the first shot always went into Wily Coyote or Jack Rabbit, just as I expected. Three-shot groups from a cold barrel usually ran about 1.5 MOA.
Defense situation? If you need more than one or two mags, your problem is not a shortage of mags. It's a shortage of folks on your side of the argument.
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