Thanks! I have a few ideas that I hope to try out in the off season and maybe one or two will be worth offerring.
While it is not true of all Mini's vs. AR's, the AR is "inherently" more accurate due to it's design and components. Some mini's will shoot better than some AR's, but it is usually the exception and not the rule. As for tinkering..... The sky is pretty much the limit with the AR platform. You'll enjoy trying different things out. Have fun!