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bother with more than a shotgun, or a 22, anywhere on the place. the FIRST shot sends dogs fleeing, and hitting them on the fly, with a rifle, aint all that likely, beyond buckshot ranges, anyway. Either gun suffices to put sick or injured animals out of their misery, and so will a decent sidearm. So much for any 'need" of 223 auto as a "ranch gun". sks will suffice just fine, and costs a LOT less than a Mini-14 does. Due to the really poor accuracy of the Mini, in many cases, at least, the sks has about as much effective range, too. The .30 AK practice rd costs about half what decent 223 ammo costs, too.Since neither wt nor bulk are issues for a "truck gun", why have $450 of Mini-14 at risk, when you can have $150 of sks in the truck, hmm? The thief is LESS likely to take the sks, too. He can't get more than $75 for it, while he can easily get $250 for the Mini-14.
 

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So the ranchers let you peek into their gunsafes, huh? Most folks don't advertise what they have - even to their close friends. You don't really know what they have.

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bother with more than a shotgun, or a 22, anywhere on the place. the FIRST shot sends dogs fleeing, and hitting them on the fly, with a rifle, aint all that likely, beyond buckshot ranges, anyway. Either gun suffices to put sick or injured animals out of their misery, and so will a decent sidearm. So much for any 'need" of 223 auto as a "ranch gun". sks will suffice just fine, and costs a LOT less than a Mini-14 does. Due to the really poor accuracy of the Mini, in many cases, at least, the sks has about as much effective range, too. The .30 AK practice rd costs about half what decent 223 ammo costs, too.Since neither wt nor bulk are issues for a "truck gun", why have $450 of Mini-14 at risk, when you can have $150 of sks in the truck, hmm? The thief is LESS likely to take the sks, too. He can't get more than $75 for it, while he can easily get $250 for the Mini-14.
Notice the dog's reference again? Part of his file "shows an acute and unreasoning fear of dogs. Some of his statements about dogs border on hysteria." John, you don't know anything about SKS's or Mini-14's, other than wahta you have read. Drop the self image "Gun Editor" routine; your not equipped for it.
 

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Hell I can only think of a few people I know that DON'T have a Mini-14 and those that don't either have AR's, M1-A's, FAL's or HK-91's.

One deer camp I was at had around 90% of the guys there packing them. Mostly with 70gr speer handloads.
 

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Just about every farmer I know, and I know plenty, have a .22 rifle, shotgun or two, and a deer rifle, at the minimum!

And unlike gunkid, they don't walk around with both hands on their johnson. I wonder if gunkid has some kind of Michael Jackson thing going in his head.
 

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I hate to admit it, but he makes some good points in favor of the SKS. I like the reliability, cost and expendable nature of these rifles. The are not a "Safe-Queen" they are made to be abused, and shrug it off. I carry either one of the or a ishy .308 bolt gun depending which I grab, as a car gun and do not feel under armed wityh either.
 

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I remember when I was a kid and we were living out in remote West Texas. There was an incident where a rancher was out checking some wells on his property when out in the distance he witnessed an incident on the state highway.

A Texas state trooper had pulled over a car and evidently the two Blacks inside were wanted fugitives (it was in the days before computers in every cop car).

Well, the Blacks got the drop on the trooper as he walked up to their car and he went down before he could sucessfully return fire.

So, the rancher, watching this through binos, reached into the cab of his truck and grabbed a scoped, bolt action hunting rifle, 7mm Mag if I recall.

The Blacks never saw it coming. They had both gotten out of the car to deal with the cop, and they never made it back inside.
 

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MIKE, ALL OF THE RANCHERS/FARMERS .

that I 'EVER' knew/worked for all had .


1) drive
2) determination
3)backbone


[it ain't green acres, in the real world]


thanks.
 

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Gunkid, I don't know a farmer or rancher up here that doesn't have at least a minimum of 1/2 dozen different firearms. Maybe you should stay where the pickings are easier! Wannabe.
 
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