Anything! (almost). Some folks have had poor experience with steel-cased ammo.am getting my Mini 14 ranch Rifle tomorrow, new to it. very familiar with AR platform, so what does the mini like to shoot. i know different AR's can like different bulletts and weights. recommendations??
RACAT, welcome to the forum, and congrats on your new Mini. On YouTube, Ruger has some excellent videos on how to take apart your rifle and put it back together. Also on YouTube, on the channel Aftermath Gun Club, there is a young lady who does a fine job of field stripping and re-assembling a Mini.kwg, thx, im a fan of MPRO 7 oil and will take advice of running a little wet. Question, do you have a diagram or picture of the right way the op rod spring goes in correctly? or a youtube recommendation? Thanks in advance... BTW only run brass rounds, the best i can afford.
Carrying on! When I started shooting in semi-earnest last year, I had several hundred rounds of M193 I had bought back in 1983. When I found this forum, as well as PU, I found a link to barrel twists for various Minis (I had never even considered barrel twist before then), and found a link to an article relating ammo to barrel twists. That article really focused on 1:7, 1:8, 1:9 twists, but had also mentioned as an aside, 1:10, which mentioned the range from 40 to 62 grain as the best range for that twist. Since I already had the M193, I concluded that it was about as close to the middle of that range readily available, so I stuck with it. When I decided to get more ammo last spring, I settled on PMC Bronze .223 Rem FMJBT - mostly because I've been very happy with other PMC ammo, but also because its price was decent if bought in bulk and its ballistic characteristics were very close to M193. In the back of my mind, I was also looking at Savage rifles in .223-only, so that may have also entered into the equation.The 1/10 twist will probably shoot the 55grn and lower bullets . I know there are some 40 grn bullets out there and those would probably work just fine. Carry on.