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Old 01-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #11
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My top five:
1) Ruger factory mags
2) Ultimak
3) Accustrut
4) Tech sight
5)Hogue stock
the ultimak has been suggested many times before. tell me what you like about it....what improvements has it made in your opinion?

tell me about the tech sights....most seem to really like them....can you mount a traditional scope over them, or must you go scout set up once they are installed?
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I recently bought a standard blue/wood Ranch Rifle, 582 series. I don't want a "tactical" look since I already have ARs. Instead, I want a classic rifle look, much like the M14 it was based on. So my Top Five list is pretty basic.

1. Ruger 20 round magazines
2. Tapco Intrafuse Gen2 30 round magazines
3. Choate or Federal Ordinance, Inc. composite handguard
4. Basic black M4 2-point sling (working well for now, considering other options)
5. 4" SOCOM Accu-Strut

Honorable mention: optics, but so far I'm sticking with the standard iron sights, later I'll consider optics

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That specter gear sling looks great. I think I need one. My top 5 are:
1. Accu-strut
2.Warne qd rings (need to get a set)
3. Ruger 30rd mags
4.2 point sling (now I need that sexy specter gear one)
5. Traditional rifle stock ( I like my mini looking like an m14 rather than a "tacticool" rifle.

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1 - the leather German WW2 strap

2 - the Redfield BattleZone 3-9x40mm 5.56x45 scope

3 - the clip-on bipod

4 - bikini scope covers

5 - a 10 clip M-1 Garand bandoleer (works well for 10 round mag's)

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1. ASI adjustable gas block, or new bushings. (have)
2. Warne QD Rings (want)
3. Tech Sights (want, maybe)
4. AccuStrut (want)
5. Scope (taking recommendations)

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rdraider;1583951]1. ASI adjustable gas block, or new bushings. (have)
tell us how it has worked out for you....
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2. Warne QD Rings (want)
a great investment if you want to use scope AND irons easily. also makes cleaning/dissemble manageable with a scope over the action.
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3. Tech Sights (want, maybe)
i have no experience with them. i hear very good things about them though. they always look as if they are very tall and might hinder scope attachment.
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4. AccuStrut (want)
i great investment for older minis. still a pretty good addition for newer models imo. but only the 2 clamp strut is proven to improve accuracy.
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5. Scope (taking recommendations)
now THAT'S a can of worms..... i am at a point where i think a small, low power variable scope is my new preference. (1-3, 1-4). but for every poster, there will be a scope opinion!
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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.

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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.
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Hey raider, did you do 1911 buffers in it? If so, did you put one against the front of the gas block and one behind the op rod? I've heard of people putting them in both places and it causing failure to feed or the slide not locking back on an empty magazine.

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