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jimc_617
January 18, 2000, 12:29 PM
I think it would be possible to build a better Mini-14 (some would say it would be hard to build a worse one ;P). My thoughts:

-The M-14/Garand action is a good one, keep it/improve it?

-A heavier, better made barrel (chrome lined/fluted?)

-Computer aided design to make it lighter and stronger.

-Synthetic stock, modern anti-rust coating for the steel.

-Accepts AR-15/M-16 magazines.

-M-14 sights/flash suppressor, ahem, I mean "muzzle brake".

The goal would be to make a strong, lightweight, low maintenance, reliable modern light rifle in .223, nearly as accurate as the AR-15, for about half the price. I think it would be a big hit with a lot of people.

Scratch
January 18, 2000, 03:05 PM
I'd want one!
Scratch

DorGunR
January 18, 2000, 03:28 PM
I'll take two of those.....
Yeah, one for me and one for my wife.
She enjoys shooting also.

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DC
January 18, 2000, 08:21 PM
I'd buy one. Keep it a rugged working gun and ya couldn't make 'em fast enough to keep up with demand

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