The Mini-14 was a scaled down copy of the M1 Garand and that is why it worked so well.
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The Mini-14 was a scaled down copy of the M1
Garandand that is why it worked so well.
Me too. Paid $190 for the Mini-14 "ranch rifle" in 1986. Put a folding stock on it ($15 at the gun show),The mini was the very first center fire rifle I ever purchased. I had a couple bolt gun handed down from family, but I bought the mini just before going off to college... imagine that.
It is gone, but I still have one very nice Garand left.
1:9” RHAlso keeping up with rifling twist rates on Mini 14s can be confusing. What is the twist rate of your 2022 version?
While many want the faster twist rates, to use heavier projectiles, when used with imperfectly balanced cheaper lighter weight projectiles, accuracy tends to suffer.
I was referencing magazines close to 40 years ago, and 1 in 9" twist works great with general 55 grain fodder..1:9” RH
My take on the accuracy debate on AR vs Mini: If fired without a bench rest and using iron sights, the better shooter will get the best grouping regardless of which rifle you hand him or her. Second thought: it’s not that a mini is “inaccurate”, it’s more that the AR is excellent in that area. As far as magazines….I bought an extra 20 and a 30 so far…both a Ruger brand. They weren’t super expensive. I’ll buy a couple of more 20’s and that’s all I’ll probably ever need.