Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Model
In the process of getting my first rifle! Excited, to be sure :)
A buddy of mine wants to trade my Shield M&P9 with a Crossbreed Supertuck and 1 box of 50 Gold Dots for his Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle. I have two Shields, so I feel like it's a good trade (I randomly saw one at a Cabela's and decided I needed two, then realized I really don't lol). I would be using for plinking, home defense, SHTF, and hunting small game, up to, but not including Mulies and White Tails. You know, hogs, coyotes, ground squirrels, rabbits, etc.
Being new to rifles, I'm looking for a rifle that is reliable and easy to maintain, with good accuracy out to about 150-200 yards. Also if push comes to shove, would the Mini 14 serve as a good home-protection rifle for SHTF?
Please share your experiences and input. I welcome your thoughts.
Thank you :smile: