Mini-14 for Hunting??

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by RiverRat68, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. RiverRat68

    RiverRat68 New Member

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    How many of you use a Mini-14 for hunting? How about some pics and some "braggin" stories. No matter what the game is, each story has its highlites.
     
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  2. shadetree

    shadetree New Member

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    coyotes

    my ranch rifle is awesome for coyotes and packs of wild dogs.never bothered to take photos.
     

  3. REDTAIL

    REDTAIL New Member

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    I was thinking of buying one for coyote Hunting.? But Gov.Como here & Obama have listed the Mini 14 on their list of Assault Rifles etc.? :mad: :eek:
     
  4. Ammo

    Ammo New Member

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    Supposedly the mini14 tactical is an assault rifle but the wood stock mini with the 5rnd mag isnt.
     
  5. Blkhawk73

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    Regardless of the platform, model or chambering, it's shot placement that matters most. I know a couple folks that use these for small and med game hunting although for whatever reason, most seem to believe they need the latest ultra super maxi-magnum for anything above a rabbit. :)
     
  6. Don

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    I have used it to with a 60gr Nosler Partitions to fill a doe tag in Florida (it is legal here). It was a quick kill on about 100 lb doe at 40 yards. Pretty normal here in NE FLA.
    It is not what I would normally use in another state or high in a tree with 200yd+ visibility. I know some will hurl insults about using this caliber at all on deer but notice that I was using it for a very specific application and if a Monster Buck (yeah, right in Fla) had come into the plot My scoped 454 Casull would have been called into action.
    That 60 gr Nosler partition is the only thing I would use if hunting anything bigger than a coyote.