Trade Mini14 for SU16C??

Trade Mini14 for SU16C??

This is a discussion on Trade Mini14 for SU16C?? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Recently handled an SU16 and gotta admit, it felt solid, lightweight, strudy, etc. Did some Internet research and the reviews seem to be positive. Now ...

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    Trade Mini14 for SU16C??

    Recently handled an SU16 and gotta admit, it felt solid, lightweight, strudy, etc. Did some Internet research and the reviews seem to be positive. Now I am pondering trading my Mini14 for the SU16. So, If you had a Mini14, would you trade it for the SU16? If you could Please vote and explain your vote. Thanks!


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    I probably wouldnt. The mini14 isnt the perfect rifle, but it is a solid design that has been around for a long time. There is a lot of support for the rifle. That cannot be said for the SU16. My answer is no, I wouldnt trade.
    Another thing to consider is how deep are you in the Mini? What I mean is, do you have a lot of mags or accessories that need to be factored in on your losses?
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    What Sixto said.

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    A well built scaled down version of the M14 or a Kel-Tec with the only advantage being that it takes AR mags....

    I'll take the Mini and scrounge the Earth for more mags.

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    I wouldn't ever trade anything made by Ruger for anything made by Kel-Tec.

    Especially not a Mini-

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    My SU16C has never been anything but uber reliable and fun. And unlike the Mini 14 the SU will take many AR type parts to make it as unique as you'd like.

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    I'd say keep the mini 14. By God, if it was good enough for the A-Team, it's good enough for you.

    (Yes, I know it was actually the AC-556 they used on the show....)

    Seriously though, hold onto your Ruger.
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    Heck no I wouldn't trade a Ruger for a Kel-Tec. The Mini-14 is a much better weapon that the SU16.

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    If I was in the market for a carbine, I would give the SU-16 a look. Like you I already have a Mini 14, and I see no reason to change.

    Yes, the Mini mags cost more, but really - how many do you need? Unless you do competition, you had better hope you don't need too many! I have one aftermarket 30-rd mag (feeds well, but will not drop free unless I pull it out), and one Ruger 20-rd and one 5-rd mag. If I need more than 55 rounds to solve my problem, I'm up the creek anyway...
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    Love my mini. Built like a tank. First three shots are spot on and tight. (Yeah, it walks a bit after if warms up, but it was never offered as a match rifle. As they say, it's minute of felon accurate.) And mine is stainless, to boot.

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    Depends on the age of your mini. The last new one I picked up looked like it had been polished with 80 grit.
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    The Mini-14 is tough, simple and reliable. if I still had one I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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    I have an SU16.

    I would trade it for a Mini, but not the other way around. It's cheap, I don't much care about it and makes a good rifle to throw in the truck to plink coyotes and rabbits. As a defensive rifle you can do a lot better, and I think the Mini is a step or two, maybe three, above the SU16.

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    I would not trade mine for the SU-16.
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    The Mini 14 is one of the best values in firearms. It's only bested by the AK in it's class.

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