10/14/2010 2:11pm, #41
Am I the only one who thought all the Mini-14 hate was a little overdone? No, they're not designed or built to be competitive with much more expensive AR clones, but they're handy little .223 carbines nonetheless. People all across the country are using them as truck guns right now with no complaints.
Now, if you're going to be taking training courses with the rifle and firing 300-500 rounds in a day or two, you might find the Mini-14 wanting. But it's not trash.
10/14/2010 3:49pm, #42
I think that's why people bag on them. In addition to being more expensive than a baseline AR, they also only accept proprietary low-cap mags that cost one of your favorite limbs and a bag of unicorn tears.
10/15/2010 8:15am, #43
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10/15/2010 8:46am, #44
10/15/2010 11:02am, #45
Hey, the mini 14 mags are worth the money. They are very solidly built and can withstand dropping.
10/15/2010 11:07am, #46
10/15/2010 11:14am, #47
They hold 20. I don't mind 20. I get tired if I have to shoot 30 rounds slow fire out of my AK 47. The 20 rounders in the mini 14 give me a bit of a breather when I'm shooting standing up and unsupported.
Also, 20 rounds has a lot of historical verisimilitude.
I think they do make 30 rounders for the mini 14 if you really want one, anyway.
10/15/2010 12:32pm, #48
Aw, I'm just busting yor chops at this point.
Though I've heard that the after market mags for the Mini14 are less than stellar. So if you buy a 30 rounder for it, Caveat emptor bro!
10/15/2010 3:14pm, #49
I'm no expert on Del-Ton, but just Googling around, I'm seeing $750 MSRP for their complete rifles. I would expect those to go for something between $600 and $700 based on that, not $400. I see $400 quoted all over for Del-Ton uppers . . . .
In any case, that's a moot point. I'm not talking about people saying the Mini-14 is OK but there are better options out there if you're looking for a new rifle; I'm talking about people talking about the Mini-14 like it killed their pa.
A Corvette is cheaper than a 911 and in terms of performance is equal or better by many measures. That doesn't mean that people who buy Porsches are doomed, and it sure doesn't mean Porsches are junk.
10/15/2010 3:32pm, #50