I just picked up a 2nd Mini 14. I always liked the looks of the stainless mini14 ,so when I found one in ss/wood I grabbed it up, not a very common combo. Ruger catologs it as the #5802. She is a beauty. For my needs,(100-200yards), the mini14 is more than adequate. If you like the looks of the M1 Carbine, then a Mini 14 in wooden stock is the next best thing imo.
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