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Old 09-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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The instructions on the accu strut website say that using the set screws on the gas block is optional. If you can't attach to the gas block I would use some red lock tight where the clamps meet the Harrell.

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #12
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I thought the "option" was drilling a shallow dimple on either side of the gas block under the set screws for them to be able to grab better, but having an accu strut held on with just the barrel clamps and not fastened to the gas block would still help accuracy, if not group stringing.

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I bought a 580 series with the thin barrel in 2007. I was getting 2-3'' groups at 100yrds until the little barrel got hot. I put it in a Tapco stock, put an Accustrut LT on it, had a trigger job done by local smith, evenly torqued the gas block at either 30 or 32in/lbs, and put Wilson 1911 style buffers on the gas tube and op rod. My best group is 1.25'' with my 60gr varmiter reloads. It shoots more accurately over a longer period of time with the accustrut, my brass lands 8-10ft away usually at my 4 o'clock and with the buffers it just softens up the harshness of the action and makes everything more smooth. I haven't had any issues with my accustrut sliding or moving and I just ran the set screws snug against the gas block. The strut was an awesome upgrade for the mini-14 in my opinion. Love the platform and the Accustrut LT made mine a better rifle.

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #14
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Have had a SS Mini since the mid 80's. Has the same gas block as ccase39's with the standard issue wooden stock. The only thing I don't like about it are the magazines. Factory mags are expensive, $125 for a 30rd at the gun show last weekend, and after market ones are hit and miss, don't always fit. Wish they took AR mags, would make life a lot easier.
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Donn, factory mags from Ruger are $39.95 for a 20 round, and $49.95 for a 30 round magazine. When I ordered my 20's a few months ago, Ruger sent a 10% discount coupon for the next order. I have seen places that occasionally list "factory" mags for less than Ruger's price, I'd just want to make damn sure that they were really factory before shelling out money for them. I haven't looked for them at gun shows, usually way overpriced. Places like Accuracy Systems sells them for $80, I don't know why someone would order from them when they can get them from Ruger for half that. bamashooter68, sounds like you have your Mini shooting great, they are a joy when the little bugs are worked out, aren't they ?

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Sandog - sounds like you've done a fine job on accurizing. Be sure to bed the new stock to complete the work you've done.

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Gundoc, wiil bed the stock when I get it. Good luck on thinning the wolf pack this fall.

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Donn, factory mags from Ruger are $39.95 for a 20 round, and $49.95 for a 30 round magazine.
I was surprised the high prices from "the panic" were still in full effect last weekend. Picked up two 20rd ProMag's from Centerfire Systems, $14.99 each. Still wish AR mags worked.
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Hoffman's used to have the best deals on Ruger mags but you woul have to call and get pricing. At one time the were sell $20-25 for factory 20's. I have not called and checked in a while.

http://hoffgun.com/ruger/

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If you can't attach to the gas block I would use some red lock tight where the clamps meet the Harrell.
NEVER use red Loctite on a firearm. You will not be able to break the screws loose again. You will strip the screw head before you can break the red Loctite loose.

I use purple Loctite and have never had it work loose.
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