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Ranch Rifle

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by mr.t7024, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

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    Well I got to shoot my Mini 14 today. I put 100 rounds through it,It shot like a dream. My wife got it for me for Christmas and I am sure glad she did! Had to make this report to all!:)
  2. lonewolf204

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    Congratulations! I hope you have as much fun with it as I do mine.
  3. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I hear they are a really nice rifle. When you get the time please give us a range report as well with a pic! Congrats on your excellent gift!
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    They are a true survival rifle.
  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    well i can't see a picture maybe u forgot to put a picture up for me????????????
  6. Little Rooster

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    and one you can dress up nicely

    Like Beth said....pictures
  7. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

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    I have not learned how to post pictures yet.... I know I will have to upgrade my skills PDQ (pretty dam quick).:)
  8. Inthewind1976

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    I am gonna ask you a "I'm just curious" question, MRT. What sort of groups did you get with your new Mini? I am asking because I used to own an old Series 180 (original production run) Mini, and frankly, the only reason I sold it was because most of my (SCOPED!) 100 yard targets looked like a shotgun pattern! Have they improved the out of the box accuracy of the Mini's? I would love to have another, but if its the same "6 incher" that my 180 was, I think I will wait. :)
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    They average 3-4 out of the box. the new ones with the thicker tapered barrels are a little better. You have to do pretty extensive work to even get one to approach MOA.
  10. ozo

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    No complaints........3"@100yds

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  11. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

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    Groups were right around 3 inches at a hundred yards.This gun serial#'s start with 581- xxxxx. They did have problems with earlier ones like U mentioned! Needless to say, that was with open sights,and that's how I am going to leave it for now, I think... .:)
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