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Posted: 11/13/2014 6:52:25 PM EDT
if it was $500 and you didn't need it and had no place for it in your collection?  I have the opportunity to buy a NIB recent production Mini-14 Ranch Rifle for a low price, but it's the long barreled wood stock model.  I like the old Minis, but I haven't tried a new one and I kind of want it. The price is good, but I'd rather have the flash suppressor model.











Looks like this:











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Got it.




 
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:52:59 PM EDT
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if it was $500 and you didn't need it and had no place for it in your collection?  I have the opportunity to buy a NIB recent production Mini-14 Ranch Rifle for a low price, but it's the long barreled wood stock model.

Looks like this:
<a href="http://s247.photobucket.com/user/dab969/media/imagejpg1_zps01272661.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/dab969/imagejpg1_zps01272661.jpg</a>
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Antiquated firearm. Get an AR or AK for that price.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:03 PM EDT
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No.

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:18 PM EDT
[#3]
for $500 jump on it.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:28 PM EDT
[#4]
ARs are too damn High!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:45 PM EDT
[#5]
No. Just no interest in owning one.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:50 PM EDT
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No need for one.  But at $500 that would be hard to pass up.  I'd buy it.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:53:58 PM EDT
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I would buy one if it was sitting in the $300-350 range.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:54:58 PM EDT
[#8]
No, for $500 I can buy an AR that I don't need or have room for.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:55:35 PM EDT
[#9]
For $500 or less I'd buy one, AR is fine, but I'm a fan of anything that goes bang.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:55:58 PM EDT
[#10]
If it does not take AR mags.....why bother?
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:56:25 PM EDT
[#11]
At $5, 'no'.  @350 NIB "yeah".
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:56:26 PM EDT
[#12]
I have one.

I never use the thing.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:56:32 PM EDT
[#13]
It is not even near the top of my future gun purchases, but eventually I will get around to one - even if it is 20 years down the road.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:57:35 PM EDT
[#14]
Probably not.


Always wanted 1 of these 2 versions though.







 
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:58:02 PM EDT
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not worth it for 500

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:59:24 PM EDT
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This
For $500, I would rather have an AK pistol.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 6:59:50 PM EDT
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As a former A-Team fan, I guess I would consider keeping one if I got it.  Just have never pursued the getting it part.  If money was not an issue - perhaps getting one in a variant would be funner.  A 458 Socom version for instance...



Tony did one 10 years ago - it is not a hard conversion.  Once 458 is Samii, Ruger should do a factory one, might actually breath life into the platform.

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:00:33 PM EDT
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Personally I think the Mini-14 is a good $400 rifle, so $500 puts it at that awkward price point where its over what I want to spend, but not that much over.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:01:29 PM EDT
[#19]
Hell no!  

I've owned one and sold it with no regrets.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:02:59 PM EDT
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NO if you put it like this.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:04:03 PM EDT
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That would be about my limit too. I have no interest in owning one. I'd rather put the money toward another AK or M1 carbine.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:04:25 PM EDT
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For $500?  No.  There are plenty of other things I'd rather spend the money on.

Hell, these days you can get a decent AR for not much more than that.

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:11:07 PM EDT
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OP edited with more details.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:12:19 PM EDT
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Back in the day, I bought a 183 series brand new, $325 if memory servers me correctly.  Shitty sight picture accuracy a myth beyond 100yds.



Sold it for $50 less than what I paid just to get rid of it.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:13:25 PM EDT
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I'd go 400 on one.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:13:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:16:06 PM EDT
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What do you mean by "no room?"  
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:17:08 PM EDT
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That means his wife will make him sleep on the couch for a while. lol
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:22:40 PM EDT
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I would buy one if it was sitting in the $300-350 range.



I'd go 400 on one.
This.

 

I have nothing against the Mini-14.


Since I don't need one, $500 is more than I'd spend for a rifle I don't really need.


No way around here is anything in the $300-$350 range in decent shape.


I'd probably spring for it at $400 though.

 
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:23:37 PM EDT
[#30]
i'm not buying any rifle where a 30 round mag costs $40+, well, not keeping it at least.  i'd buy and resell
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:23:48 PM EDT
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I've owned three over the years. The first one (second year production) was a decent rifle and I used it for 20-odd years. Kinda wish I kept that one.

The other two (used) sucked ass accuracy-wise and they were traded off quick. That said I did very well on them.

OP, at least at $500.00 you will never loose money on it. How long you can afford for it to sit before getting shed of it is the question.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:25:48 PM EDT
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I am,still watch reruns.



 
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:25:54 PM EDT
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You're in Texas.  Just No. So many better ways to spend your $$
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:28:13 PM EDT
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It depends.  Can it hit the broad side of a barn from the inside?


There's a guy here who claims he can turn them into 3 moa shooters for only $400 or so, but I can't help being a little skeptical.  

It has been said the they are more reputable these days, but I've seen no actual evidence.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:33:04 PM EDT
[#35]
No. Absolutely no interest in a Mini-14. I'd rather put some extra cash toward a S&W revolver.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:34:06 PM EDT
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Not only no...but fuck no! So many reasons....





Ever wonder why the A-Team did all that shootin' and never killed anybody?





You won't hit it.












 
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 7:46:41 PM EDT
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I've owned 2 KGB30F's in the past. Had to purchase them on Official Department Stationary.
I also bought an extra folding stock, and about 15 Ruger 30 Rd mags.
It was Rugers policy not to sell them to the public.
Not that they were illegal.
Ruger being Ruger.

Honestly, they shot like shit!. Made out like a raped ape when I sold them. A few years later.
Kind of wish I'd have kept 1, just because they were neat looking.
But In reality,they were totally inaccurate, junk.
Hell I traded the extra stainless folding stock, for a NIB 6" Colt Python.
Those Ruger items were hot back in the day..
Man that was a long time ago!


Edit to sat I wouldn't buy a Mini now. Never shot one that could group.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 8:52:47 PM EDT
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No need for one.  But at $500 that would be hard to pass up.  I'd buy it.
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for $500 jump on it.

No need for one.  But at $500 that would be hard to pass up.  I'd buy it.


That would be hard to pass up.
I had one in the mid 80s.
They are fun to shoot.







Link Posted: 11/13/2014 8:55:46 PM EDT
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I would buy a new factory folder for that price.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 8:56:19 PM EDT
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if it was $500 and you didn't need it and had no place for it in your collection?  I have the opportunity to buy a NIB recent production Mini-14 Ranch Rifle for a low price, but it's the long barreled wood stock model.  I like the old Minis, but I haven't tried a new one and I kind of want it. The price is good, but I'd rather have the flash suppressor model.

Looks like this:
<a href="http://s247.photobucket.com/user/dab969/media/imagejpg1_zps01272661.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/dab969/imagejpg1_zps01272661.jpg</a>

ETA to mention I already have all the ARs and AKs.
 
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My dad has one of those... he bought it years ago at WalMart for $315......
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 8:56:20 PM EDT
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I love my mini14. It keeps my ARs company and they all get along.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:00:11 PM EDT
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This here.  I have a shit ton of ARs, at this point I am all about variety.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:00:41 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:05:57 PM EDT
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I have one.

I never use the thing.
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Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:09:51 PM EDT
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All the mini-14 haters who have never owned one aside, that $500 can buy you a class and/or some ammo. If you don't need it, that money will be better spent elsewhere...
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:12:02 PM EDT
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Nope. I'd rather spend that on ammo or a couple tax stamps or something I would actually use.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:17:21 PM EDT
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Ya, im with ronin here buy ammo/reloading supplies, something.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:20:52 PM EDT
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Ever wonder why the A-Team did all that shootin' and never killed anybody?




You won't hit it.








 




 
Get an accu-strut for it. Looks sexier too!












Not my photos by the way.
Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:25:31 PM EDT
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I might... but I'm weird like that.

Link Posted: 11/13/2014 9:29:34 PM EDT
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Any more than that no.
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