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Posted: 6/16/2002 4:18:12 PM EST
two Saigas (AK clones)? One in 7.62x39 and one in .223?

I have a Mini I bought used a long time ago and I currently keep it in the trunk with a Choate folding stock as an emergency gun.

I'll have to give up high capacity (if you call hicap 6 USA mags) the flash hider and the folding stock.

But I'll probably never use it except to plink, and it was not new so I don't fully trust it, and I've never tested it for accuracy.

I can get two Saigas for the price, both new, reliable AK's (chrome barrels right?) w/ same accuracy (?), put the .223 in the trunk to replace the Mini and have fun with the 7.62.

I haven't shot the Mini in years.

Opinions please!

Link Posted: 6/16/2002 4:23:36 PM EST

and I've never tested it for accuracy.

LOL...thats funny.

I would do the trade in a second, but thats me.

Link Posted: 6/16/2002 4:44:43 PM EST
A wise buddy of mine said "don't ever sell any of your guns, you'll just have to save your money a little longer". Of course he never had a mini-14 LOL!! If anything, I'd sell it or do a partial trade on a Rock River carbine. Yeah, you'll still pay some dough, but it'll be worth it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 4:51:59 PM EST
mini's are really reliable guns the kind you can beat on throw in your car and still be able to fire it off without a hicup. I would keep it because I don't like to sell guns you might not be able to buy them again especially if its a pre ban.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:03:21 AM EST
I sold my mini and I have a Flat top in my site`s.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:14:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:20:46 AM EST
Never sell your guns

even if it is a mini....
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:37:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By dave223:
Never sell your guns

even if it is a mini....

I agree, save your dough and buy the 7.62 AK, this way you can even have tow different type of guns.

I assume the mini is pre-ban, that is a even better reason not to sell the gun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 6:52:42 AM EST
you can get enough out of it to get an AR. that should be your only option.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 8:59:01 AM EST
The mini 14 is a darn good gun for keeping in the truck. My dad used to keep my preban ranch model there till I gave him my Steyr Aug (he's a lefty and I converted it for him). He shot a couple of coyotes with the mini.

No matter what these guys say, the mini is a darn dependable rifle (as long as you don't put cheap clips in it). I've got more ARs and other things than I can shake a stick at but I'll never sell my preban Mini 14. It's a keeper.

Don't give in to peer pressure. It's all part of an anti-Ruger plot. Well don't buy any more Rugers if you don't want, but just don't give up your mini.

Link Posted: 6/17/2002 9:08:02 AM EST
It's pre-ban.
Test it.
If it's "Minute Of Torso", it's a keeper.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:02:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 11:58:37 AM EST
Thanks for the replies everybody! For all of you that say sell it to buty this-or-that, I've already got it. I don't have the money right now to keep it and buy the others. I'm in the position of having to liquidate in order to appropriate if you know what I mean.

I've made up my mind. Two 7.62 Saigas will be in by Wednesday, and the Mini goes in the paper this weekend.

Anybody want it? Choate folder with flash hider and 6 30-round mags that work fine.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:12:02 AM EST
One pre-ban Mini is enough for me. Why don't you post it on the exchange board, list a price or do trade for stuff you need. I think a standard mini pre ban is worht at least 400-500 dollars.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:07:56 PM EST
If it where for an ar ar, I would have said yes. However I say keep it, and shoot it more often.
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