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    AR-15 reliability vs Mini-14 reliability.

  • #2
    I owned a stainless Mini-14, kept it clean, and it was very reliable for me. I haven't purchased an AR-15, though I'm impressed with the variety of aftermarket products available for it.

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    • #3
      Military version in the '60's, M-16 would jam about every 5 or 6rds. M1 carbine never had a jam.

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      • #4
        I owned an older Ruger Mini/14 in.223R Very Reliable But Accuracy was Very Poor...4 1/2"@100Yd, my understanding is the New Models are Tops in Accuracy and Reliable.

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        • #5
          I have a Ruger Ranch (s/s) in 6.8mm and a DPMS AR15. I haven't had 3F (feed, fire, function) problems with either one. I DO find the Ruger much more useful.

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          • #6
            I have a mini-14, and a Bushmaster AR-15, and I haven't had any reliability issues with either one. I don't shoot anything but my own reloads in them, and I don't know if that makes a difference or not, but I like them both.

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            • #7
              I think that they are both pretty reliable but not nearly as reliable as a bolt action. I shoot reloads and neither is forgiving of any kind of reloading anomaly. I have to trim brass with at least every other firing and I have to turn necks to keep them to .015 neck thickness. I have to full length size each case. I have had failures while hunting but I hunt quite a bit and in real nasty conditions. My AR-15 (Bushmaster Varminter) operates well in snow and cold conditions, in rain and even holds up well to dusty and muddy conditions as long as I keep the chamber flap closed. I'd say it tends to fail more due to reloading glitches than anything.

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              • #8
                Ah shot factory ammo in mah Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 and mah Armalite AR 10T.

                Both totally reliable, never a malfunction.

                But the cost of accurizing the Ruger wuz greater than the purchase price of an AR-15, and it wooden shoot MOA after accurizing.

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