Yeah it's a plinker gun for those who cant afford an M1a or m1 carbine. You would be better off with an SKS or an AKno1ukn0w said:I have a blued mini-14 in .223, I've never had any mag problems as brucelee has suggested BUT it's one of the most inaccurate guns I own (out of 40 or so), my only gun that I can think of that is worse is an old S&W stub nose .38.
It's a blast to shoot though, 223 ammo is soooo cheap and for me it's never jammed even after 100's of rounds.
Yes I already have a SU-16A love it very accurate with no problems. Well only probs are the 10 round mags that come with it they have probs I think springs are strong enough. Have 2 oralite 30 round mags never had a problem. Very reliable also got mine used for $279. Mini 14 getting to expensive and I have heard alot of mixed reviews will save up for another gun would love to get a M1 but $$$$$. Also it would be sweet to own a BAR. Favorite gun...bassplayrr said:The Mini-14 does not take AR mags. For that reason alone I went with the SU-16CA. I really couldn't be happier. I have a buddy that hits the range with me now and again who owns a Mini-14. On average, I shoot groups about twice the size with his Mini as I do with my SU.