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So I’ve gotten myself a Ruger Mini-14 in 5.56mm (also accepts .223) because I had heard of the reliability. I got the stainless steel/synthetic version to ensure that it lasts.

However, I now hear that it tends to lose accuracy quickly when it heats up a bit. That scares me. I guess the older ones were terrible offenders for this, I have one of the newer ones which have a thicker barrel throughout maybe 2/3 of the barrel length.

Does anybody else own one of these newer ones or know a lot about them? I intend to get some range time in soon, but as of now I’ve only gotten maybe 60rds through it just to make sure it works.

Any info or opinions would be helpful!