This rifle is amazing. It has never jammed with any kind of ammo and shoots to point of aim with different bullet weights. I've tried the light varmint slugs, and the heavy 75 grain TAP personal protection slugs. They all group under 2" at 100 yards (from a rest). The absolute best ammo that I've used is the 69 grain. Cor Bon, Double Tap, Black Hills remanufactured 69 grain all produce the best results. I consistently get one inch groups. How can you top this with an over-the-counter rifle that has had no customization. It's extremely fast with no recoil to speak of. Stay away from the Ruger 30 round mags. They are squishy. The 20 round mags are the best (if you can find any in this nutso gun climate). I give this rifle my highest rating.
Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rifle 5847, 223 Remington, Hogue Black Syn Stock, Blue Finish, 20 Rds
I have owned this rifle since about 2001, and I must say I love it. I would consider myself a mid level shooter, and even with crap ammo I can regularly achieve sub MOA accuracy. With excellent ammo, out to about 200 yards, I have been able to achieve roughly .5 MOA. Out past that the groups open up, but that\'s the fault of the cartridge and not the rifle. 223 loses energy very quickly, and becomes highly subject to wind, and bullet drop past about 300 yards. I made some modifications to the stock to convert it into a pistol grip which really makes it a comfortable shooter. The stock, although not super attractive, to me has been almost as stable as a synthetic. I much prefer the feel of wood stocks, so the laminated one was a great trade off. I have it fitted with a Harris bipod, and a reasonably low end optic (considering it\'s 223, and I don\'t even push it as far as it\'s capable). The heavy barrel in my opinion is a must. It really increases the accuracy, and more importantly the consistency of the rifle. All in all, I would highly recommend this rifle. It\'s one I will hand down to my kids.
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Ruger M77 Mark II Target Rifle 17975, 223 Remington, 26 in, Black Laminate Stock, Stainless Steel Finish