Originally Posted by FernandoTheCommando
In regards to the scope, I haven't bought one yet.....but, I hear great things about Nikon pro staffs on the mini. A lot of the reviews I've seen are guys that have either a pro staff 2-7x or the ar .223 one on their mini. I'd do the adjustable gas block but I haven't found a reliable gun smith in my area yet and I'm not comfortable doing it myself. Good luck with everything and I hope everyone who upgrades will let us know how it worked out.
It was really easy. I wouldn't hesitate. I was a little worried at first, but if you're careful once the screws are loose, its a piece of pie.
As far as how the ASI gas block is working out...
Mine is a very early one as bought it 6+ years ago. It looks like somebody took a regular factory block, drilled a horizontal hole through the front and put a spring and screw in it. Which is basically what they did. Mine cost $100 and some change. If I didn't already have it, i would purchase their adjustable gas block/strut combo. It would be worth the money for an older mini.
It has performed great. My Mini would throw brass 30 feet. I installed the block and went to the range.
I turned the screw to the point that it was a single shot.
And then turned it back a half turn till the action worked correctly with no jams.
And left it. It no drops brass 5 feet from the gun and has reduced battering of the action by a good margin. The buffers still help to reduce jarring of the scope.
By the way. I don't know if anybody else have this problem with theirs, but my scope with factory rings would not stay put until i put on the gas block and the buffers. Not even loctite would keep it in place.