View Full Version : Mini-14 or Mini-30

January 7, 1999, 11:36 AM
I've decided against the MAS - looks like more aggravation than I want to deal with at this time. I'm seriously considering a Mini, but which one?

I'm leaning towards the Mini-14 Ranch. Advice? Comments?

4V50 Gary
January 7, 1999, 12:22 PM
If you intend to scope it, go Ranch. The regular Mini14 or Mini30 will pound the daylights out of your scope (including Leupolds). Modifications in the Ranch rifle make it more gentle on the scope and besides, you get a superior mounting system.

With regards to caliber, I'd go .223; otherwise why not just get an SKS? It's cheaper than a Mini30.


Rob Pincus
January 7, 1999, 02:12 PM
yeah, what he said.


January 8, 1999, 06:09 AM

"Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."

January 8, 1999, 10:42 AM
Okay, I'll do the 14 Ranch if I go for the Mini. I've got SKS questions, but I'll start a new thread.

Thanks for helping me - I may know a bit about pistols, but rifles are fairly foreign to me.

August 6, 2000, 02:30 PM
Go with the Mini 14 Ranch..

Mal H
August 6, 2000, 02:36 PM
My gosh, FireForged! How far down did you have to dig for this thread? I'm pretty sure Morgan has made a decision after a year and a half!