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Old 06-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #121
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They cut the groups about in half. Mine home maid it is a cheap flashlight tube filled with rubber stoppers and two TacStar flashlight mounts cost me 40.00 to make.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #122
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I see quite a few rifles with that do-hickey clamped under the barrel....is it worth the money? Does it improve accuracy any?
its a strut. several different companies make them at this point. i got an accu-strut, and i think its a high quality product. also, many creative DIY types (like 51colt) make their own.

on the older, thin profile barrels....they work wonders, normally cutting groups in half or better.

on the newer, thicker barrels like mine, you get less accuracy improvement (because, i think, the newer barrels are already much improved). however i still saw some accuarcy improvement, and a bonus to my strut that i didn't expect, was its benefit as a heat sink. my barrel stays cool, and my groups open up minimally after my barrel heats up.

struts imo, are a great investment. they also make a mini look a little more M-14ish imo.

if you have time, check out accu-strut's site. lots of info on the benefits of a strut for a mini 14/30, including accuracy testing the owner researched himself.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:45 AM   #123
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looking for recommendations for scope & scope mounts, also struts. fill me in, you straight shooters! sorry, i may have posted photo 2x.
also what about the inexpensive MFS .223 ammo? anybody used it? accurate? corrosive?



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Old 07-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #124
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looking for recommendations for scope & scope mounts, also struts. fill me in, you straight shooters! sorry, i may have posted photo 2x.
also what about the inexpensive MFS .223 ammo? anybody used it? accurate? corrosive?



http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x222/orienteeer/ruger%20mark%20ii/ruger_mini-14_02_cropt.jpg
good lookin mini!

i really can't help you on scope mounts, i noticed you're mini is an older model w/o scope mounts on the receiver. i know there are many ways around this, but i think it would be best if i let someone else with an older model mini answer this.

i have a redfield revolution 2-7 on my mini & i absolutley love this little scope. good, clear, quality scope at a great price. a nice compact size that just "fits" the mini perfect imo. US made, lifetime warranty! but there are manyy, many scopes out there, and everyone will have an opinion.

as for struts, i HIGHLY recommend you buy or make one. a strut, with your thinner profile barrel, should work wonders for accuracy. i recommend accu-strut myself. be sure to go with the 2 clamp model. tried and true adjustments like bedding and a trigger job are a good idea as well.

in most cases, the mini will require high quality ammo for the BEST accuracy. for plinking, i have found remington umc to be quite accurate, clean, and a fair price. i love my mini too much to use cheap russian crap in it

good luck, and enjoy that mini. when you get it shootin like you want, please join in on our shooting challenges., its just good shooting fun!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #125
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My Mini-14 wearing it's new Redfield Revolution 2-7x33 Accurange. I have it currently mounted with a Weigand picatinny rail and low rings I got with a BSquare Mauser 96 mount. I was going to use Ruger rings, but I exchanged the stock highs for a medium and offset and they sent me a blued medium and matte offset, so I have to exchange them again. >
My 10/22, which I'm going to set up as a trainer for the Mini, with a Nikon P223 Carbine 3x32 BDC that was on my Mini. Using the stock rail, but the rings I had for the scope wouldn't clamp securely on the rail, so I had to shim with some electrical tape. Seems pretty solid, but I have no idea if the rail is undersized or if the rings are oversized. Thinking about getting a Nodak Spud NDS-26 rail/peepsight with a Techsight front sight. Also going to add a flashhider, handguard, over sized charging handle, and perhaps a new barrel band with sling swivel.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #126
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My favorite Ranch Rifle and my favorite M-14.

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What kind of rail and scope are on the Mini?

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #128
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Amega Ranges rail and an UltraDot. I bought my first UltraDot about 25 years ago, and it's still running strong.

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #129
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Mini porn!
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