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Old 04-28-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any oppinions on shortening and re crowning the barrel on a mini-14 to 16 in. from 18 in.?

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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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.



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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.

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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...

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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

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

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

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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????
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Default 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.

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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.

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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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