Ruger mini-14 Target, 5828 vs 5808
So Ruger has a "new" adjustable harmonic dampened(and all around improved) mini-14, the Ruger mini-14 Target. I have seen youtube videos as well as reviews testifying to its sub moa accuracy out of box. I don't doubt it one bit after reading about what is capable with extensive accurizing of the base model. My question concerned the difference between the the two Target models. In all the videos and reviews the 5808 has been used. I personally like the looks of the 5828. I was wondering if anyone knew of a performance difference between the two models.
as a follow up...the heres the story behind my question:
I'm looking to buy an intermediate round hunting rifle(with tactitical abilities), I have considered and eliminated the AR, for its lack of ruggedness and cost, the AK for its lack of accuracy, the SKS for its size and lack of accuracy.
the mini-14 seems perfect if i could get away with sub-moa accuracy without putting much if any money into it. so the second question is: Does the Target model sacrifice ruggedness for accuracy and if so how much; would it be as temperamental to sand as say an AR15?