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Lots of Ruger mini-14 use in San Bernadino.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by OLDNEWBIE, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I thought Mini-14s were second best or even considered obsolete crap to those who really depend on their weapons to protect and serve?
    This one has the tapered barrel so its at least from 2008 and the Stock upgrade???
    It might be brand spanking new.

    I don't think this is a case of wearing out old equipment before replacing. I think some depts. prefer them.

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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Pre-2008 All Weather Ranches. Safety on. upload_2015-12-4_19-2-39.png
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Less scary looking (politically) than kitting up with AR's, I suppose. The problem is after those Mini barrels heat up the POI goes all over the map. That's why I sold mine off. :rolleyes:
     
  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Not having that problem with my taper barrel.
    I am starting to re-think the ear blasting that a Mini gives over an AR though.
    Haven't shot either without plugs but I'm thinking it may be true. I'd love to see some Data.
    In a situation earplugs may not be inserted yet.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I shot my AR with a Miculek comp on the barrel. Without ear protection.
    I though I blew out my drums. I've shot 12ga, my 9mm, and .40 cal and nothing was like that AR.
    It hurt bad, I fired off about 4 rds. Never do that again.
     
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  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I cut back my barrels to 16" and installed the birdcadge/front sight combo all to stiffen the barrel:mad:
    Let me assure you when SHTF you will experience aural shut down and not hear the gun fire
     
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The tactical Minis have forged barrels and will shoot as well as a AR, maybe better depending on optics
     
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  8. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed in post#2 the Mini in the back ground is a lot older. The rear sight gives it away.
     
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  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Wow!, that folder is an oldie. They don't waste tax money on new rifles in SB anyway!
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  10. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Ive always wanted a Mini-xx. I still can't decide between a 14 or a 30. I've always leaned towards a 30 since they are proprietary mags anyway, might as well have one in 7.62x39. Then I hear the stories of inaccuracy and it slips down the list. :oops:
     
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  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I hear the mini-30s don't like steel cased.
     
  12. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Me too, back in 82!
     
  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if his is select fire?
     
  14. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    What's SBCO?
     
  15. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    So much cooler than an ar in my opinion 20151203_203715.jpg
     
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  16. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    Thanks I have had multiple ar15s and ar 10s but they never did anything for me, I have been much happier with my mini 14
     
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  17. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    ... Says the generation who grew up watching the A-Team

    Everybody and their dog has an AR anymore.
     
  18. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville OR Active Member

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    Lol I am 25 A team is before my time
     
  19. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    same with my surefire procomp on my AR
     
  20. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool trumps reliability and ruggedness.:D

    WAYNO.
     
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