I've been thinkin about buying a new rifle lately, and the Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 are pretty much what I'm looking for (a Springfield M-14 is a little outta the budget). Anyway, I would be using it for mostly plinking and walking around in the woods and shooting whatever I felt like, but occasionally I'd use it for deer hunting, which is why I'm also looking at the Mini-30 and a Remington 700 in .308. My questions are these: What kinda accuracy are ya'll getting with stock Mini's and decent ammo at 100-150 yards? I'm not expecting a short-barrelled auto to shoot sub-MOA, but if I could hit a paper plate consitently at 100yds I'd be happy. I haven't even taken a hunter's safety course yet, so the hunting part obviously isn't a huge concern, but I plan on taking that in the near future. Oh, and how well do these things function after they've gone through 200-300rds without being cleaned?