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I found you guys by accident. THIS IS GREAT!!! I have learned a lot in just a couple of weeks. What Mini should be my first? I have reloaded for many years, mostly revolver calibers. I own a couple of Ruger 10-22T's Mostly for close in gopher blasting with Stingers. (Under 100 yards) but I want more power. (Is that bad?:) I can't decide. HELP ME!!!
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The way the geniuses keep legislating away our rights I decided to purchase a Mini-14 now while they are still available. The idea of some idiot eliminating a whole class of guns with a stroke of a pen makes me ill.
 

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Hi .41Dude and welcome! :)

If you are buying new, you really have 6 choices. You can get a standard mini or ranch, in blued steel or stainless, with a wood or synthetic stock. Personally I bought the stainless all weather ranch rifle. I like the stainless because of its increased durability, and with the ranch I have the option of adding a scope.

I can't think of any reason why to get blued, other than cost. Maybe someone will fill in the blanks for me, I left plenty of them, hehe.
 

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Really,you are only limited by your budjet and needs,as far as what config to get. But in my opinion,you are better off going with a "standard" mini in blue or stainless (I like the stainless Hogue stocked version). The reason I say to go with the "standard" instead of the "ranch" is because with the ranch,you are limited to Ruger scope rings (why would you buy a gun with built in scope mounts and then not use them?),and they block your iron sights. With a standard version,you have a wide range of aftermarket mounts,and most of them DO NOT block the iron sights(which are alot better quality than the cheesy flip-up rear sights on the ranch model). If you've ever used a scope,then you know they can fail,usually at the worst time! Just somthings to consider!
 

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I do not own a Dan Wesson .41:( I wish I had picked up the ones for sale at a local dealer at rock bottom close out prices years ago. But of course, back then, I knew everything. And anything less than a .44 mag was not for REAL Men;) I now own a Blue 4" M57 made in 1969, and a 6" Nickel M57 made in 1981. They shoot a lot better than I can.
I have wondered about that fold up sight on the Ranch Rifle. It just does not look real sturdy. And since Most of my shooting will be under 100yds, I am leaning towards the standard.
Come on guys give me more :p :p :p :p
Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forum Dude. If you click on the search button upper right, and enter key words several posts will come up on this subject.
 

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Thanks cajungeo! The search is giving me plenty to work with. Of course if money was no object I would buy each variety of Mini-14
just in the interest of science;)
 

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Welcome t the forum .41dude. Your choice of weaponry has to be yours alone. But I have the ranch model mini 14 and miini 30. And I prefer the wood stock.
 

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Hehe, he hasn't been active on these forums for over four and a half years. But just in case he's still listening, I will welcome him too.
 
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