I am very much wanting to purchase a mini-14 but I do not want Case Face. Anyone have experiance shooting this gun lefthanded? Also, I am looking at a stainless model for 550.00. Does that sound like a fair price? Thanks.
So, I guess that the brass does indeed flyrearward to the right.
I really would like a Ruger, but I might have to look into an AR-15 instead. Although I don't really want to spend that much. Are there any other .223 autoloaders that might be more suitable?
I dont have any experience with mini 14 ranch rifles, but on my standard mini the brass flies forward, not back at the shooter. I have never shot it left handed but i dont really think it would be a problem for the shooter....dont give up on a mini yet.
Cool, Flying forward would work for me. I hate to show my ignorance but, what is the difference between a regular mini and a ranch model?
I work with a guy that used to have a mini 14 and he said that he thought the brass went up and forward, but that he wasn't sure because he's a righty and it never mattered. If I knew someone that had one I would just shoot it and see, but everyone I know either had one or wants one.
I have a weak right eye, and therefore shoot lefty. (although I'm right handed) I can tell you that in the several hundred rounds I have put through my mini I have not had a problem.
Like Grinch says the brass generally flies foreward & to the right.
I have noticed that different brands of ammo eject somewhat differently.
I too considered the AR before deciding on the mini.
I'm glad I went with it. Great looks & preformance!
The ranch rifle version is more suited for a scope than the standard mini 14. It comes with scope rings, the rear sight folds down, and the casings eject to the side instead of forward and right. Check out Ruger's site for more info. Good luck with your mini!
Hmm? My experience with my Mini 14 Ranch is that it ejects to the right (of course) and BACKWARD. I've found casings as far as 20 paces away!, and at an angle of about 15-20 degrees backward. Maybe my gun is just funky that way.
Maybe I'm the one thats backwards. Aren't you supposed to put the muzzle against your shoulder? No wonder I can never hit anything.
I went to the ruger website to check out the differences between the regular model and the ranch model. The ranch model is advertised as having a side ejection, in part to make it more receptive to a scope. Perhaps that is why your ranch model is throwing brass differently than the folks who have a regular model.
As for me, I will be purchasing a regular model mini-14. Now I just need to decide on stainless or blue.
Choices, choices, I am just glad we live in a place where we are free to decide.
hey guys i just wanted to toss in my 2 cents worth on this subject, i have owned 3 mini's over the years, 2 standard mini's and one ranch rifle, the standard model does indeed eject empties up and forward, and the ranch rifle throws hard to the right, so it will clear a scope, i shoot both left and right, and the standard mini is not a problem to shoot left handed.....
I have a standard Mini 14 in ss with the synthetic stock. I'm right handed but shoot lefty and have never been hit by flying brass. And I also noticed it doesn't take long for your friends to figure out where to stand while you're firing..........hhmmmmmm
Seems to me the stainless/synthetic combo is easier to keep clean.
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