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I bought this over the summer in Arizona. It is a Ruger mini-14 Ranch Model .223 caliber

Now I know this isn't a sniper rifle but it sure is fun. Plus I ordered a SC1A5 so Iam very excited just not looking forward to the long wait time.
 

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Photobucket has been down for at least a day. I found it impossiibel to log on yesterday, and kept getting the message that the server was down.

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its down i hope ot see it when it comes back up
photobucket has not been down for me though

yea mini14s and other semi-auto rilfes (ie AR-15s and M1As) are a blast to shoot quite literally

wow you got an SC1A5 thats excellent
your gonna have to let us know how that shoots when you get it :)
 

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Ah yes, we can see the pic!

What is the accuracy report on the mini?

Well, since you are not going into combat, I will not comment on the taped magazines.... :wink:

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To tell you the truth Iam not sure about the accuracy. I have never tried to shoot it against a traget and do group shots. Yeah...the tapped magazines didn't work out, the weight of the second magazine would pull the other magazine slightly out of alignment and the round wouldn't feed into the chamber. :cry:

It's fun to shoot stuff close in. It's my mess around weapon.
 

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It was more of an issue with dropping onto the dirt and getting dirt and debries crammed into the magazine. Not too much of an issue if you are out in the boonies plinking gophers, and more of an issue if you are getting shot at. That's outside of the possibility of rounds just falling out of the mag when lying around on the ground.
 

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Accuracy with Mini-14's is hit or miss... they are currently re designing the Mini-14 to get a minimum of 3 MOA with M-193 ammunition. I have a mini-14 that can (if there isnt any wind or rain... things like that) get 1.3 MOA groups with iron sights. That is with human error and the ever changing variables of the enviornment. I have fired a friends mini-14 and i think it was more like 4 MOA with his... so it isnt exactly the most consistant factory rifle ever... but its not made to be. Its made to be the winchester of the modern day. "Field" accurate... Reliable... of a good and common caliber... and simple in design. Which it is!
 

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I havent been able to get even decent accuracy from my mini. My best group was 2.5" and they average about 3.75". I will probably sell it eventually since I dont trust shooting it at targets over 200 yds.
 

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I had a Mini 14 some 20 years ago.


I still miss that rifle. I wasn't overly accurate, but it was very, very reliable.

Today I have an AR-15 and I much prefer the Mini-14. Don't know why, but that's the way I feel.

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Went shooting today so I though I might update the pic. I hit a pumkin 5/5 times at 150 yards, fired all five shots in about 6-7 seconds so I am very pleased. :D

Pumkin was about 13 inches high and about 7 inches wide. Sorry I didn't post a pic of it but there wasn't much left when my SC1 was done with it. :twisted:
 

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Wont somebody please think of the pumpkin?!
 

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At what range did you take down the terrorist pumpkin with the SC? 150 yards as well?

Tell us more about the SC1....More!! :D
 

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Ah yes, I had heard that there may have been an invasion of nefarious pumpkins in the wester states!

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Rhinos too!!

I'd love to see some pics of that SC in action.
 

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yep were all gonna get overrun by pumpkins ;)

glad to know the SC can hit a pumpkin at 150y ;)

well its either a good or bad thing about the mini 14
it doesnt look like an evil assault rifle which you might want ot piss the liberals off while the mini 14 is less prone to pointless leglislation cause it doesnt look like a 'military rifle' ie you being able to buy it in Peoples Republic Of California under Premier Schwarzenegger (sp?) the Forigner
 

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What I don't understand is how Arnie was a conscript in the Austrian army, yet in action films still doesnt seem to realise which end the bullets come out of.

I wander if he was a body builder before he was conscripted; I can't imagine anybody giving him any stick if he was.
 
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