My guess is that he has a min 30
Barrel is shot out or wrong grain bullet for the twist of the barrel.
50 yards and it is keyholing like that? I have never owned a mini 14 but that seems to be crazy. What group?
Consider launching the loaded cartridges with a slingshot as a way to tighten groups.
That’s some master class trolling. I hope…
I think I know the gunsmith who did the accuracy job.
I’ve seen several rifles with barrels that has too slow a twist launch bullets that would keyhole – but not that dependably.
That’s quite consistent – more consistent keyholing than I have ever seen, and more consistently fully sideways at impact than I’ve ever seen.
I think it’s a target from one of those reformation things. But it fits the mini meme well
The older Minis didn’t have the best rep for accuracy, especially weth M-855 😉
I gotta steal my moms mini and test it out. I remember it being out of whack but I was also a teen so I really didn’t know what I didn’t know back. I think all I have is M193 or equivalent now though.
The real humor here is that so many are looking at that target and going “Mini-14…? Yeah, looks legit…”.
I’ve only ever fired a Mini-14 once or twice with a friend who tried telling me how much better than an M-16 or an AK-47 it was. Went to the range with him, along with my much-missed Valmet M76. Still wish I hadn’t traded it for that ACOG, but I was thinking at that point that a.) Trijicon would never be able to keep those in production, and that b.) I’d be able to pick up another Valmet easily enough.
I am not a prescient man.
Anyhoo… We shot the two rifles side-by-side. End of the range session, we’d determined two things: One, that the Mini-14 was basically a minute-of-pickup truck rifle past about 50 meters, and that the Valmet put the lie on the proposition that the AK-47 is an inherently inaccurate platform. I do not know what the Finns did with those rifles, but that little-bitty short barrel was a tackdriver out to the range limit of 400 yards. We hit more with that rifle than we did with our issue M-16A1 rifles, which admittedly might have been due to those M-16s being seriously used and abused examples.
Mini-14s do not interest me at all, and never have since that day on the range. I don’t know what Ruger was thinking with them, but I’ll tell you this much: Only a complete idiot would select one over an M16 of any variety or barrel length.
is this a late April Fool’s joke?
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