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dsfa276 04-28-2009 07:30 PM

Mini-14 Shortened barrel
 
Does anyone have any oppinions on shortening and re crowning the barrel on a mini-14 to 16 in. from 18 in.?

thanx,

stalkingbear 04-28-2009 10:38 PM

You're going to do away with the front site eh? I see no reason not to IF you perform a PRECISE crown. Chances are it would only help accuracy if done right instead of being done on a mass scale such as Ruger is forced to. I would HIGHLY recommend however to keep it at least 16 1/8 so there's NO question of legality. Be aware that you'll destroy at least 1/2 the resale value by cutting the front sight off.

matt g 04-30-2009 01:58 AM

Like Bear alluded to, it's illegal to shorten a barrel to a length of less than 16", unless you register it as a short barreled rifle in advance the surgery.

Honestly though, I don't see why it would be a problem to have the front sight reattached after the shortening/recrowning.

LexiconDevil 05-02-2009 11:43 AM

I own 3 mini-14's, one ranch rifle, one that I tricked out to look like a SWAT weapon and one that I've made alterations to both barrel and stock...is it still legal, Maybe; I seem to have mis-placed my tape measure! LOL...

FCross7 05-03-2009 04:40 AM

I was reading up on them earlier and found this thread. It seems to actually help the accuracy. Here it is, hope this helps.

Mini-14 RR Project Results - 06/23 - PerfectUnion BBS

-Fred

dsfa276 07-07-2009 12:21 PM

short barl
 
ALL done Trigger job, power springs, muzzle brake. its now a solid piece of venerable firepower, nasty at 100 yrds.

RL357Mag 07-07-2009 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsfa276 (Post 99898)
Does anyone have any oppinions on shortening and re crowning the barrel on a mini-14 to 16 in. from 18 in.?

thanx,

Yeah, why bother? They are not known for moa accuracy to begin with...why would you pay for shortening and recrowning to elininate 2" of barrel????

dsfa276 07-07-2009 05:10 PM

so what its not an m4
 
as im sure you are already aware the m4 has been outlawd for some time here in californa.needless to say the mini-14 being such a venerable design was my second choice
shotenin the barel gives me a tactical advantage in muzzle whip although by adding the muzzlbrake is less. neverthe less i like it and thats all that realy matters right.

in short im tweaking it because i can if i dont like it ill ****can it.

dsfa276 07-07-2009 05:29 PM

whatever
 
To clarify in no way shape or form do i think the mini-14 is the equivalent tactical platform as the ar-15 or the m4.

RL357Mag 07-07-2009 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsfa276 (Post 125988)
To clarify in no way shape or form do i think the mini-14 is the equivalent tactical platform as the ar-15 or the m4.

I'm not being a wise ass, I just don't understand the cost vs. benefit to a barrel thats only 2" shorter...


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