solid gun...$550ish...light...small...accurate...and many opportunities to upgrade and mount optics
only downside is that you're gonna be hard-pressed to find many .223 rounds, and when you do, they're gonna be helluva expensive
yeah, for $500-$700, I would DEFINITELY get this gun.
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Ya but make sure its the new model mini 14 the old barrels were to thin and overheated quite often, they had a thin profile and weren't all that accurate