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Old 10-25-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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Took the mini to the indoor range today. First thing I did was move the strut clamps to see if that helped and tightened everything down real good. Groups (with Winchester 5.56 55grain fmj) shrunk quite a bit. Went from five inches to about three. Tightened the scope rings down and they shrunk another inch. I'm shooting 2" with the cheapest brass cased ammo I could find. Much happier now than what I was earlier this week for sure!
there it is.....

sometimes the simplest, most obvious things get overlooked.

i almost got rid of a red dot on my mini, thinking it was defective. on my last session shooting, i realized my POS scope rings had shaken completely loose. got new rings....red dot now nails anything and everything inside of 50 yards. it was embarrassing, but lesson learned...

if locktited and secured to the gas block....that strut should be a game changer.

congrats on the 2" groups....check the shooting challenge in the stickes!
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #12
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I'mgoing to be trying to put some buffers in it before I do much more shooting. The things throws brass farther than I can :-) then I will look at the challenges in the stickies. I'm looking forward to having a mini that can shoot good. Thinking about getting a hogue stock soon...the factory stock is way to shot. I'm 6'6" and I need about two more inches of stock in order to make it more comfortable to shoot.

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I'm 6'6" and I need about two more inches of stock in order to make it more comfortable to shoot.
Dang, just make it a pistol
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Can anyone recommend a cheek rest riser if I decide to stay with the wood stock?

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Can anyone recommend a cheek rest riser if I decide to stay with the wood stock?
sorry i got nuthin!

i mounted my scope as low as possible, so i have never needed one.

a great (although a bit pricey) investment i made was warne QD rings. worth every penny. scope comes off and on in a second, and holds VERY close to zero after repeatedly removing. also a great help when you clean.

and i use wilson 1911 buffers on my mini. perfect fit, cheap...each one will last thousands of rounds.

just thought i'd throw these suggestions out since i can't answer your actual question....
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I'm 6'6" and I need about two more inches of stock in order to make it more comfortable to shoot.
is your stock an old "curved" butt one?

if so.....
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That's the stock right there. I ended up picking up the small limbsaver recoil pad and put it on there. I think I am going to have to put some two sided tape or something on it because it doesn't want to stay on the stock too well. But it shoulders a lot better for me with my long arms and the eye relief for the scope is about as perfuleft as I could ask for. So that problem is solved now. Got all the locktite put on this morning, waiting for it to dry and plan on shooting it again in the morning unless I decide to go turkey hunting instead.

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Ya know hawkguy, from one mini fan to another you should invite me down to the state of Texas to shoot some hogs with this mini ;-). I think that we would be able tk ...ummmm...do some scientific tests on whether the mini could withstand the pressure of a Texas hog hunt...?

I think it sounded good anyway :-D

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Oh, and coyotes...figured I would throw that in there as well :-)

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God I wish we had enough cayotes around here. We have them but they are scarce. I would love to varmit plink too, but no wide open field with prarie dogs either. I think that would be a friggin blast.

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