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I live inna California and I have decided to purchase my first rifle a Ruger Mini14 ranch rifle either factory new or a recent model that has been used.
I decided on the mini because it's featureless, relatively inexpensive and is a great all around rifle.
Before I do it, I have a few questions to ask.
>is it chambered in 5.56x45?
I find a lot of conflicting information about this and I'm not really sure what to believe.
>who makes decent after market magazines?
>how much would you pay for one, if you lived in CA?
My local big5 has a few in. 223 for about $750, but that price seems steep to me. I've found some on gun broker for much less. There is also a gun show coming up that should have some.
>absolutely necessary aftermarket parts?
>if you own one, do you enjoy it?
>other issues I should be aware of?