Hi everyone. After reading some of the posts about the Ruger Mini 14 223 I'm wondering if I made a good purchase. Bought one today. About 100 rounds through it. Original box numbered to the gun with a 185 prefix. I dated it to 1989 as per Ruger's website. Came with an aftermarket folding stock Butler Creek, and original wood stock, Ruger 5 rd. mag and 2 stainless 30 rd mags from Mitchell Arms, and 3 40rd. mags unmarked for $550.00. I'm only using it to go to the range and everyone seems to put down the accuracy of this weapon. 3"- 4" at 100 yards will work for me. Wood is perfect and firearm looks great. I'm not using for competition and felt it was a fair deal. I was also told not to feed too much ammo through this rifle rapidly as it would create too much heat and possibly create issues with WARPING THE BARREL. Any positive input would be appreciated. Thanks to all.