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Old March 10, 2013, 02:34 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by Come and take it.
But more accurate the the run of the line ak47.
I found my Norinco AK to be about on par with both my Minis, accuracy wise.

I kept the AK so I'd have something that shoots 7.62x39 and I kept the AR for the 5.56x45.

The Minis just lost out. Didn't want them to but that's the way it turned out.
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Old March 13, 2013, 12:55 AM   #77
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I wouldn't say that I hate them but would never buy one for a couple reasons.

1) My brother's blew up in his face
2) A friend almost had the same thing happen but the bolt was sticking out at a 90 degree angle.

Before you ask, yes I was there when both events happened. When my brother's happened we were kids, all I remember (other then my brother being in shock) was my dad getting his money back from the gun store. My friend got a new rifle from Ruger with no explanation as to why his rifle blew up. And no, he wasn't shooting reloads it was factory ammo.
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Old March 13, 2013, 02:03 AM   #78
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do i hate the mini-14?, no, not by any stretch of the imagination, i have a 188 series mini-14. can it be made to be more accurate?, yes it can by two routes, the cheap route would a a pin-on flash hider and a accu-strut, the not so cheap route would involve a trip to a gunsmith that specializes in mini-14 upgrades.
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Old March 13, 2013, 06:32 AM   #79
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Never owned an older Mini but I like my 580 series a lot.Ive owned 2 AR15's
and out of the box They shot about the same as my tuned mini.After the AR's were tuned they out shot my mini,That said I sold both an kept my Mini.I just like it.I get 1.5 @ 100yds and 2.5-3.0 at 200 from a warm barrel,my AR's
were 3/4 and 2" at the same distance.How accurate do they have to be for Coyote and bad guys.Just a side note.Saw a Plastic/stainless last week at the local gun shop last week for 919.00(not the target) thats insanity.
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:46 AM   #80
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Why so many mini-14 haters?

My wife got one for Christmas in 2012, it is deeeeeelightful!The only problem I have is finding ammo now in .223. Cliff
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Old March 14, 2013, 04:21 AM   #81
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Re: Why so many mini-14 haters?

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My wife got one for Christmas in 2012, it is deeeeeelightful!The only problem I have is finding ammo now in .223. Cliff
Finding common ammo is tricky these days. Even shotgun shells where i am...
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Old March 14, 2013, 05:33 AM   #82
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I remember getting good accuracy out of a mini14 using 69 grain match bullets (1 1/2 inches at 100 yards) and 2 1/2 inches with ss109. I can remember killing several groundhogs one year around a persons shed back in the early 90s using federal 69 grain match.

I also remember getting some decent groups with several handloads. However I also remember watching some hot loaded 52 grain match bullet disintegrate leaving the barrel. Of course that also happened out of a colt hbar sporter.

This gives you an idea just how much of an issue that 1 in 7 twist can cause with bullets less than 60 grains.

The skinny barrel is unforgiving in harmonics and barrel heat. However the same can be said of the M14. However an Ak47 has a lot of the same issues if not worse.

These were 180 series rifles I got this accuracy from.

A mak90 shooting 1 and a half inch groups at 100 yards? Good luck with that!
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