I picked one up at Walmart on clearance a month or so ago. Great price! I had kept an eye on them for years and never found one cheaper. Even the used ones generally sell for what Walmart was asking. It was my wife's early birthday present. She always wanted a semi-223 but wasn't real keen on an AR because "everyone has one".
We only shot it once so far, but she really likes it. Nice handy little gun. We haven't put a scope on it, and I doubt we will, but it does come with ruger rings, a weaver/picatinny rail, as well as 2 5rd mags. We put 100 or so rounds through it with no major issue. The only problem was that the screw adjustment for the rear sight would loosen from recoil after 30-40 rounds. I'm sure a little locktite would fix that up. Takedown was very similar to an M1 Garand, which makes sense since that's essentially the parent rifle of the M14 and thus the mini-14. Grease her up good(videos available online) and you're good to go!
I'll be honest, the old Mini-14 probably isn't as accurate as many of the AR's on the market today for the same $$$ or less, but it's still a nice little rifle.
Last edited by Marcus99; 08-17-2018 at 08:34 PM.