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Old March 10th, 2020, 09:25 AM   #1
 
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Mini 14 with Manlicher stock

My buddy gave me a bunch of old Guns Magazines, among others, and this caught my eye real quick! I have never seen a Mini 14 with a Manlicher stock! From the article, it was a custom job by Bain and Davis.



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I have seen a pic of one that somebody owned in some gun forum a while back. It definitely is different enough to draw attention.
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Different. I like it. Any idea if the gas block was modified or how they built the stock around it?
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I had that magazine......I was disappointed that Ruger did not offer it. I have the RSI in 308...a 10/22 mannlicher...and not being a fan of the mini(lack of accuracy) I would have bought one just for the styling..
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.and not being a fan of the mini(lack of accuracy)
Oh no! You didn't just say that did you? Now they'll come crawling out of the wood work!
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Oh no! You didn't just say that did you? Now they'll come crawling out of the wood work!
I can shoot a tick off a gnats a$$ at 100 yards with mine...
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...and not being a fan of the mini (lack of accuracy) I would have bought one just for the styling.
You sir, are way, way behind the times. Since the 58X Series with thicker barrels and different ejection systems were introduced in 2004, (yep, 16 years ago) the Mini-14 is sub 2 MOA out of the box and easily and cheaply tweaked to produce MOA or near MOA accuracy with decent ammo (about the cost of a decent AR trigger they need to be accurate too).

My 583 Series with iron sights produces 1 MOA accuracy at 200yds with my handloads which is plenty accurate enough to shoot bowling pins at 200yds; the same as I do with my lightweight RRA AR carbine also with irons. If you can't hit the pins, it ain't the rifle's fault.
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Mini 14? no thanks...I'd rather have the real deal, an M1A.
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Mini 14? no thanks...I'd rather have the real deal, an M1A.
"real deal", really? I guess on that pretense you need to get a Garand. And screw the M1 Carbine guys while yer at it! LOLOLOL And actually the Mini14 came out a year before the M1A.

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You sir, are way, way behind the times. Since the 58X Series with thicker barrels and different ejection systems were introduced in 2004, (yep, 16 years ago) the Mini-14 is sub 2 MOA out of the box and easily and cheaply tweaked to produce MOA or near MOA accuracy with decent ammo (about the cost of a decent AR trigger they need to be accurate too).

My 583 Series with iron sights produces 1 MOA accuracy at 200yds with my handloads which is plenty accurate enough to shoot bowling pins at 200yds; the same as I do with my lightweight RRA AR carbine also with irons. If you can't hit the pins, it ain't the rifle's fault.
I do not contest the fact that 58x series improved the Mini....but prior to the 58x series...it was a crap shoot...to find a mini that would hit the same target in a group smaller than a hand print(on a good day)….and we all know that...

When that Mini article was printed....the Ruger Mini 14 had already established its lack of accuracy...

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I do not contest the fact that 58x series improved the Mini....but prior to the 58x series...it was a crap shoot...to find a mini that would hit the same target in a group smaller than a hand print(on a good day).and we all know that...

When that Mini article was printed....the Ruger Mini 14 had already established its lack of accuracy...
Out of curiosity, how many Mini 14s have you shot?
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Crap... You called it. It's happening.
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My mini is accurate enough for me. More reliable than my Stag too.


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Different. I like it. Any idea if the gas block was modified or how they built the stock around it?
I'd guess that they airbrushed the picture, and the actual stock wasn't so sleek.

Still, I'd buy one if they were commercially available.
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