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#338379 - 08/12/07 09:19 PM AR 15 OR MINI 14
RUBLINE
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Looking at a semi auto in .223 for dual purpose coyote/deer(close range). Decided on a mini 14 or an inexpensive AR. I do like the feel of the mini 14.
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#338479 - 08/12/07 09:40 PM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: RUBLINE]
.444 Marlin
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AR-15's hands down.

The newer accurized Mini's are ok but the rest arent worth the time IMO.
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#338706 - 08/13/07 04:50 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: ]
paincave_2000
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AR
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#338753 - 08/13/07 06:25 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: paincave_2000]
Thunderroost
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no contest for me...AR

a few reasons

1) easy availability of hi capacity magazines
2) much better reputation for accuracy than the mini-14
3) like the 1911, tons of makers, tons of spare parts
4) it looks way cooler
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#338854 - 08/13/07 07:37 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: Thunderroost]
Kimberman
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AR, Thunderroost said it best.
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#338942 - 08/13/07 08:39 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: Kimberman]
Whelen Man
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Mini 14 are nice handy rifles but they lose out in the accuracy department if you plan anything over about a hundred yards.
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#339077 - 08/13/07 10:15 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: Whelen Man]
Sako
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No question...... AR
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#339723 - 08/13/07 06:16 PM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: Sako]
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Had both and while the Mini14's are fun, the AR's offer different upper options in multiple calibers and like the other guys said, much more accurate. Spend the extra $100 if you can and get a match trigger if you plan on hunting with it.
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#340393 - 08/13/07 10:13 PM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: ]
remke
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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
 Originally Posted By: Sako
No question...... AR


ditto

double Ditto
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#340680 - 08/14/07 06:52 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: remke]
Tater
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AR i would look at a 6.8 SPC should be good on deer and out right deadly on varmints.
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#340816 - 08/14/07 08:35 AM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: ]
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Big write up last month in Outdoor Life about the rising popularity of the so called "black guns". Looks like AR's will be the gun of choice for some.
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#341896 - 08/14/07 03:31 PM Re: AR 15 OR MINI 14 [Re: Team Browning]
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I have some 70gr Barnes TSX's loaded for doe season. It want take the place of my 300wsm, but it will be an option for surgical shots on does and varmints.
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