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theotherDWS 03-30-2013 10:38 PM

Mini-14 & deerstalker semi auto
Does anyone know if the gas operated 44Mag carbine (the later model with the detachable magazine) uses the same basic action (beefed up I imagine) as the Mini-14? They look very much alike and the few parts drawings I had seen make them look very similar, at least to my mind's-eye

Etced 03-31-2013 03:46 PM

I have a 44 Deerfield. The receiver and bolt are basically the same design. The safety is different, it utilizes a cross bolt design which I personally prefer. The spring setup in the forearm is different also. It has dual smaller springs. I glass beded mine and with handloads it will shoot consistent 2 inch groups.

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