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Old 06-23-2017, 10:18 AM
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But it don't take Mini-14 magazines.
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She says "try lubriplate!" .
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:24 AM
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Notice some if the details, this photo really sums up the shortcomings of the M14 (and consequently Mini 14) rifles. Difficulty mounting optics, contamination of the op rod channel, wandering zero (the adjustment caps are removed because the is such a problem).
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:26 AM
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Curious,
Any probs with your squad leaders M14?

Pretty sure I have seen this pic before btw.

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Yep, this guy.






Pooular guy, that buddy of yours.
Per chance, is that you in the pic?
Nope, while combat camera was taking those photos, I was with the EOD team watching them rig the weapons cache in a cave. My picture was later in the day when the weather window was closing. Thanks for posting those photos though, I'd love to see more from that mission and time.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:32 AM
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mine has never failed. Even with crappy triple K mags.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:48 AM
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This still going?

Why do I like my mini 14?

It's been reliable, easy to use, and it's accurate enough up to 50 yards, which is all I'll ever need it for.

If you're asking more of it you're asking too much
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Old 06-23-2017, 8:23 PM
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Notice some if the details, this photo really sums up the shortcomings of the M14 (and consequently Mini 14) rifles. Difficulty mounting optics, contamination of the op rod channel, wandering zero (the adjustment caps are removed because the is such a problem).
Whatever its supposed shortcomings I wouldn't equate scope mounting a Mini 14 with an M14. The Mini has integral scope mounts and the rings attach directly to the gun. That doesn't cause challenges as might the M14. It's a simple, solid arrangement.
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Old 06-23-2017, 9:22 PM
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I believe the tactical (16") has a flash hider. This would need to be changed to a muzzle brake/comp or just removed prior to entering CA (ffl 7 excepted).
Yes, the tactical 16" models (5819, 5846, 5847, 5848, 5864) comes standard with a flash suppressor. Making them assault weapons under CA laws.

But, the standard 16" model (5820) does not have a threaded barrel (no muzzle attachements).
So, the only issue is the magazine capacity.

Ruger Mini-14 (5820)
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:47 AM
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I've only seen one Mini 14 last an entire 3-Gun match. The fella who used it was a gunsmith and it was customized. I would guess I've seen maybe six or eight Mini 14's in 3 gun matches and they either would not hold up and/or accurate enough for the 300 yard steel flashers. This was at least 15 years ago. I'm not sure of the current rifles. I used to have a Mini 14 GB and it was reliable. It wasn't accurate enough so I sold it.

In the last 15 years I don't think I've seen any Mini 14's in a 3 gun match. I'm not saying they were not used.....Just I haven't seen any.

They are good enough to have fun with and in the end that's probably the most important.
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