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Howdy Y'all,
I just made my latest investment in another one of Ruger's fine products, a stainless 186 series K-Mini-14. While waiting for a kitchen pass from the state to pick up my rifle I found your site while sufing on google. After reading some off the posts (lurking) this past week I have signed up as a member.
Being a novice with this rifle I had a few basic questions which have all been answered just by reading the posts. This impressed me a lot because the shop I bought the rifle from couldn't answer them all even though they tried.

So now, as a first time mullet with this rifle I'm taking the first steps to learn how to shoot it correctly. I'm sure I will get plenty of help here and am glad to have this site so handy. Almost as good as having a buddy who's an expert living next door.
I plan on shooting open sights at ranges beyond what a shotgun's effectiveness is. This seems to be the Mini's thing.
I've got the usual objective's to start from:
Max.range under shooting conditions using open sights.

After a good cleaning and partial disassembly to check out the inner workings, I'm ready to take my first shot's today. I expect to see 3" groups at 25 yds. mostly because of my offhand shooting. Then I'll start to work on ammo selection and go from there. Any advice from other members is welcome any time.

Thanks to all who post here, and the too.

Talk more later.
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Welcome to the forum there Slick. I lived in SC for 6 months. I went to one of the top shooting schools in the country in a beautiful place called Paris Island. They taught me how to shoot 200 to 500 yds, with Peep sights. The school was called USMC. However the mini-14 isn't an M-14, but still we can shoot reasonably well with a little "tuning" on the mini, and a little "honing" on our shooting skills. We didn't have a bench rest, bipods, or even a sand bag, the Number 1 piece of accuracy equipment was a nylon sling, adjusted to hold our rifle, and arms tight in offhand, knealing, sitting, and prone positions. Now days my eyes arn't as good as they used to be so I use a scope, and steady, with a bench rest for accuracy work, or a bipod, or lean against a tree, for field use.

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