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Old 10-08-2013, 03:19 AM   #11
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Contact Gundoc and get a gas bushing kit for the cheap easy fix also ASI (Accuracy Systems Inc) sells them.

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing, everyone! I just replaced my gas bushing with a smaller one, and put in a 1911 buffer. I inherited this 196 Mini from my dad, who didn't shoot it much. I've been shooting it a little (along with the other guns he left me) and the brass throw was driving me crazy! I'll take it out shooting in the next few days and see how it goes.

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Any way to keep the Mini from slinging brass 100ft?
That's easy. Stop pulling the trigger.

Sorry... I couldn't resist.
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Anyone have a picture or video on exactly where to install the bushing? I found a video of one on a pistol but not the mini

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I just used the picture at http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/mini_14_30_accessories.php

Search for 'shock buffer' (bottom of the page). There is a picture with is installed. It was really simple, even for a gun-newb like me.

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I just used the picture at http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/mini_14_30_accessories.php

Search for 'shock buffer' (bottom of the page). There is a picture with is installed. It was really simple, even for a gun-newb like me.
Great link. Thanks bro.
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ccase39, that is a good photo of the bushing at the back of the op rod, against the receiver. Some people, myself included, also put one at the front of the op rod, by the gas block. It goes on the same way, but around the gas "pipe" that sticks out of the gas block, and will keep the op rod end from banging against the gas block. Check for proper functioning at the range by firing at least a couple boxes of ammo, and if the Mini isn't fully cycling or not fully feeding/ ejecting, try to thin down the shock buffers by splitting them thinner. Should be fine though, the way they are.

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ccase39, that is a good photo of the bushing at the back of the op rod, against the receiver. Some people, myself included, also put one at the front of the op rod, by the gas block. It goes on the same way, but around the gas "pipe" that sticks out of the gas block, and will keep the op rod end from banging against the gas block. Check for proper functioning at the range by firing at least a couple boxes of ammo, and if the Mini isn't fully cycling or not fully feeding/ ejecting, try to thin down the shock buffers by splitting them thinner. Should be fine though, the way they are.
any vids on how to remove the spring from the receiver?
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http://www.greatwestgunsmithing.com/mini14.htm


Theres some vids there too
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Quick update - still flinging the brass a good 20 feet or so. I had put on the .045 gas tube buffer. I'll switch to the .040 buffer (smallest one I got) and see if that helps. If that doesn't fix it, I'll try the 2nd shock buffer as well.

My wife was shooting my AR15 nearby, and the brass was going about 10 feet. This is what I'd like to get to with the mini.

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