New forum member stopping in to say howdy before I get lost in the myriad of mini-14 info I found on this site. The 183 and I go back a ways, it has accomplished every task I put before it. That being said my next adventure was the Thompson Contender Super 14 in .223 caliber. I reload all my ammo because I found greater accuracy inherent in all my weapons by doing so, plus its cheaper. I hope to meet and make some good friends along the way, and having one thing in common (Ruger mini-14) should help, so hello to everyone and may your aim always be true!