Have the neighbor kid "pull" the bullets. Spread the powder around the yard & garden. Sell the bullets to a buddy who reloads, & give the kid the brass to take to the recycle center to cash in. I get $.59/lb for scrap brass. My Mini 14 is pretty accurate @ 50 yds. Never had a function problem. It is fussy about magazines. Make sure your action doesn't have any spots not lubed since '82!