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Thread: what's your thoughts on a mini14 ranch in 6.8

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    what's your thoughts on a mini14 ranch in 6.8

    whats your thoughts on hunting with a mini 14 in 6.8 for a close range gun

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    I think that's a pretty good idea. Where are you going to get one?
    Remember: Ammo will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no ammo.

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    You will only be able to shoot the spec 1 ammo out of it but it is still a good gun.

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    I would love to have one but they were only produced for a short time. Richard Venola reviewed one for G&A magazine and it got high marks.

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    I have one in stainless/synthetic,its a ranch rifle with a leupold scope 3.5x10x40,just haven't shot it much at all even at targets,i bought 115gr v-max ammo when I bought the rifleClick image for larger version. 

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    Take it with you next trip to range please and give us a report. The 6.8 is a good hunting cartridge and the Mini shoulders like a carbine should.

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    I will shoot it next time I get up,our range is off our back porch,we have a pistol range on one end a 50 yard range off the other end and 100 and 150 across the pond

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    Love the 6.8 for hunting. I have used one of mine (I have had several) on mule deer, Whitetail, antelope, coyotes, and small varmints. If it's accurate use it. The little 6.8 kills better than it should
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    that's good to hear,we have to get it sighted in and ready to go

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    we've shot 7 deer with a mini in 6.8 awesome gun! most shots were pretty close shots on moving deer and all were one shot stops these things are awesome snap shooting carbines. 6.8 will make believers out of people who think you need a magnum to kill little old whitetails

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    nice to hear,i normally hunt with a 308 just decided to change it up this year and use some other gun out of the safe,and with it being short its easy to maneuver in my wheelchair

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    Although I no longer own one the 6.8 is a great round. The sale of that upper purchased a custom Encore barrel in 6.5 CM.

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