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Old 12-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Now I've got the Hogue stock on, and sprayed the Nikon EER scope. No, I didn't throw the scope in the oven, it has Brownell's Alumahyde II. Brownell's Coyote Brown Alumahyde is a pretty close match for Cerakote FDE, it's a bit more glossy now but will dull as it cures completely. All I want to do to finish my Mini is get another Tech rear sight, and install some GG&G Q.D. swivel sockets for a V-Tac Coyote sling. I will drill a hole for the GG&G sockets in the side of the butt stock and the side of the fore end. Then they will be epoxied and screwed in.
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The Accustrut helped the accuracy a lot, the Ultimak and the flash hider install helped some more. Will post some 100 yard targets with various loads as soon as I get out to the range.



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Sandog,

I must admit, I am not at all a big Mini Fan! But I want to tell you! That is one of the finest looking Mini and packages that I have ever seen. You are to be commended for the fine work and the general overall of this weapon. I would not be in the least unwilling to own one like yours! Next we need a Range Report!
GREAT JOB!

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Thanks. I did go to a range today, drove an hour to where there was no snow, but the wind was pretty strong, so I didn't stay long. See my post: Mini Range Time.

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Now that DOES look like a Mini version of the M1.

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Very nice indeed. Well done..........

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I am new to minis. I have a mini 14 and 30 on layaway at my favorite LGS. What is the Accustrut and the Ultimak and what do they do?

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Yours is an awesome looking rifle, BTW.

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I like the color combination, well done

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The Ultimak rail replaces the upper hand guard and allows the mounting of an EER (scout) scope. It also adds some stiffness to the barrel for increased accuracy. Mine has the Ultimak rail and a Burris 2.75x EER scope in low quick release rings. It also keeps the action free for ease of field stripping or clearing a possible malfunction.
The Accustrut is a barrel stiffener/heat sink that attaches forward of and to the gas block. They do work. I had one on an earlier mini and it did improve the accuracy. My current mini is the newer model with the heavier barrel and I have not needed to install one. It is accurate enough as it is.
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