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Old 05-19-2012, 17:27   #51
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I've had two M1-A's both Springfields and have fired everything through them I could get a hold of. Never had a jam, malfunction or misfire in either of them. Either I'm blessed or this baby is worth the money. Besides it's made of steel and wood and doesn't look like a piece of injected molded crap like some of the AR's but then I'm 81 years old and may have a bias. As far as the cost, I've never heard of a guy on his death bed saying "boy am I glad I didn't spend my money on that rifle". Good luck, Gene
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:42   #52
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Originally Posted by blackball View Post
Mini 14 is cool but before purchasing do research!

Mini 14?? WTF! everyone is talking about the m1a/m14 rifle.. not some lame ass ruger knock off of the m1 garand .. also its not a "m1a1" for whoever posted that a "m1a1" is a m1 carbine, or a abrams tank. back to the mini 14.. more powerfull? huh? really? sorry to be so aggresive, just frustrating, thats all...
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:01   #53
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Ohh yeah the CMP does NOT sell M14 rifles!!!!! They sell the M1 Garand!!!! and auction off M1 carbines! they do sell M14 parts kits! and there M1 Garand rifles if you spend a little bit of money are great rifles!!! once again sorry for being a dick..
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That's a lot of !!!!!!, you must be excitable bob.

Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
Ohh yeah the CMP does NOT sell M14 rifles!!!!! They sell the M1 Garand!!!! and auction off M1 carbines! they do sell M14 parts kits! and there M1 Garand rifles if you spend a little bit of money are great rifles!!! once again sorry for being a dick..
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
Mini 14?? WTF! everyone is talking about the m1a/m14 rifle.. not some lame ass ruger knock off of the m1 garand .. also its not a "m1a1" for whoever posted that a "m1a1" is a m1 carbine, or a abrams tank. back to the mini 14.. more powerfull? huh? really? sorry to be so aggresive, just frustrating, thats all...
You're in the wrong to be using such remarks about the Mini-14... Most foks here like the Mini-Guns.

Your choice of language is rather gross for a forum newby too.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:04   #56
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Originally Posted by Stillwater View Post
You're in the wrong to be using such remarks about the Mini-14... Most foks here like the Mini-Guns.

Your choice of language is rather gross for a forum newby too.

Bill

yeah..thats awesome..yeah I'm a "newbie" there is absolutly no compairson between the mini 14 and any M1 rifle. Forums are here for all of us to spread knowledge.
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I can't understand why you guys have a problem with cast recievers. They are investment castings which in many ways a superior to forgings. Ruger built their reputation on investment castings and I've never heard of a failure in any of their recievers. Maybe I'm missing something but I've been Manufacturing Engineer for 40 years and have some experience in this area.
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Old 05-25-2012, 19:16   #58
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
yeah..thats awesome..yeah I'm a "newbie" there is absolutly no compairson between the mini 14 and any M1 rifle. Forums are here for all of us to spread knowledge.
Some spread knowledge by their presence.

Others spread peace by leaving...!

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:21   #59
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Originally Posted by eugene View Post
I can't understand why you guys have a problem with cast recievers. They are investment castings which in many ways a superior to forgings. Ruger built their reputation on investment castings and I've never heard of a failure in any of their recievers. Maybe I'm missing something but I've been Manufacturing Engineer for 40 years and have some experience in this area.
just not a fan of the gun.. not a fan of ruger. The gun is ramped up to be some super gun! Its held up there with real M1 rifles, it cant compete!!! remember people.. its a .223 !!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 13:56   #60
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
just not a fan of the gun.. not a fan of ruger. The gun is ramped up to be some super gun! Its held up there with real M1 rifles, it cant compete!!! remember people.. its a .223 !!!
SO WHAT...?

Can you do anything better? Oh thats right, teeny boppers know it all. I'm sorry, I forgot.

Did you know that the last few years the Camp Perry high-power matchs have been won by AR-15's, chambered in 5.56X45.

I wonder how that happened? Got any grand ideas...?

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Old 05-26-2012, 21:22   #61
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Originally Posted by Stillwater View Post
SO WHAT...?

Can you do anything better? Oh thats right, teeny boppers know it all. I'm sorry, I forgot.

Did you know that the last few years the Camp Perry high-power matchs have been won by AR-15's, chambered in .223.

I wonder how that happened? Got any grand ideas...?

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hey relax! its just the internet! I have nothing against ar-15's! just keep following my posts and you will have something to react to!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 17:13   #62
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I thought we were talking about investment castings in general. If you want to talk about a specific firearm I'm sure you will find plenty of opinions out there. As they say "opinions are like you know what, everybody's got one". From the short time I've been on these forums it seems like a lot of anecdotal information is out there which is fine around the campfire as long as it's not presented as fact. Stay cool
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
just not a fan of the gun.. not a fan of ruger. The gun is ramped up to be some super gun! Its held up there with real M1 rifles, it cant compete!!! remember people.. its a .223 !!!
people always bash the .223, but none of them are willing to stand and get shot by one??? I DON'T GET!!
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
just not a fan of the gun.. not a fan of ruger. The gun is ramped up to be some super gun! Its held up there with real M1 rifles, it cant compete!!! remember people.. its a .223 !!!
Look. It's not like the Mini-14 is some unproven platform. It is a very popular carbine for a reason and that's why Ruger still makes a lot of money selling them. It is a scaled down Garand action and it works! If the M14 was chambered down to the .223 it would be a Mini-14 Some people prefer it (the Mini) to the AR, some not. To each his own. I own both types (two of each) and if I had to wager on one of the two types' reliability under prolonged harsh conditions with no babying, oiling and cleaning there would be no contest. The AR is just a much more complicated mechanism with more ways to fail but that does not mean it is not a superb weapon for what it is. It is a moderately accurate carbine that is modular, highly customizable and very glamorous.
If you just don't care for the .223 round then that's another story.

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Originally Posted by sog33 View Post
people always bash the .223, but none of them are willing to stand and get shot by one??? I DON'T GET!!

im not bashing the .223! this is m14 and m1a talk! I dont understand why people are talking about the mini 14 so much.. there is no compairison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ang ry:
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post

this is m14 and m1a talk!
I dont understand why people are talking about the mini 14 so much..
+1

there is a dedicated Mini board on this forum, but this ain't it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 20:47   #67
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Originally Posted by h2o man View Post
+1

there is a dedicated mini board on this forum, but this ain't it.
thank you!!
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
just not a fan of the gun.. not a fan of ruger. The gun is ramped up to be some super gun! Its held up there with real M1 rifles, it cant compete!!! remember people.. its a .223 !!!
My ruger has been a good rifle for it's purpose. I didn't get it to compete with my M1A!
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Originally Posted by wlhawk View Post
My ruger has been a good rifle for it's purpose. I didn't get it to compete with my M1A!

go to the mini forum if ya wanna circle jerk about your ruger..
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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
go to the mini forum if ya wanna circle jerk about your ruger..
You wanna be pivotman?
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Originally Posted by wlhawk View Post
You wanna be pivotman?
A good reply to the rude comment...

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Originally Posted by badorderbob View Post
im not bashing the .223! this is m14 and m1a talk! I dont understand why people are talking about the mini 14 so much.. there is no compairison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ang ry:
The reason the mini14 is being discussed is writer in post #1 was seeking feedback comparing the mini14 and M1A.
Another thought for your small mind - all mini14s aren't .223!
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This newby-dude, badorderbob, only has 11 posts as of today...

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Talking A little known fact !

I like this thread and some day will have an M-14 or M1A 0f my own !
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