Why not an AR-15 or AR-10? I have both in .223 and .308 and wouldn't trade them for an AK or Mini-30 or 14. I've had a Mini-14 and couldn't wait to get rid of it. I started with a Colt SP1 AR-15 and while it had better accuracy then my Mini-14 I was not as pleased as I could have been. A few years ago I sold it and purchased a Bushmaster Varminter. It will shoot .285 inch groups with hand loads and I love it. My AR-10T shoots 1/2 inch groups with hand loads and is a great long range rifle.