M1A has more power than the Mini, it costs more, costs more to feed and will reach out farther than the smaller distant, but obviously related, cousin, which will be, in all things considered, less. Less money, less expense to feed, less range, less power.
Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is less. Both are a hoot. At almost opposing ends of the scale. More. Or. Less.
Get one of each when you can afford to.
Youth rebels, age conserves; between them, they advance. The Marines will cease to win battles the moment either camp achieves ascendancy. – Robert Leckie, Helmet for my Pillow