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Old 02-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #11
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Where can one get the different sized gas block bushings?
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In addition to the above listed items, you might want to consider a smaller gas bushing. It will reduce the gas flow to the gas piston and reduce the bending generated in the barrel by the overly enthusiastic gas system.
Amen on the statement of overly enthusiastic, my was flinging brass at least 20 feet. I haven't had a chance to fire it since installing a smaller bushing as well as a rear buffer but it's got to be better than it was. From talking to others, they all are very pleased with just the bushing change.
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Where can one get the different sized gas block bushings?
Bought my bushing and buffer at Doc Holidays' Gun Shop in Grants Pass. I wouldn't guaranty that it would be that easy to find them in other gun shops, Doc's owners seem to be above the norm for good people with the wisdom to keep up with their customers needs.
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After buying a 581 tactical, I put on an ATI stock, Nikon scope, and bipod. I ended up with a 10.5 lb. carbine WITHOUT the 30 rnd clip. I painted the orig. stock in Aluma-Hyde OD green, installed a Tech-Sight peep, and a strut. I now have a 6.5 lb. carbine that is capable of 20 rnds in a 2' circle. I learned about the paint, strut, and peep on this website, alot of good info here. Oh yeah, and buffers from Dillon.

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After buying a 581 tactical, I put on an ATI stock, Nikon scope, and bipod. I ended up with a 10.5 lb. carbine WITHOUT the 30 rnd clip. I painted the orig. stock in Aluma-Hyde OD green, installed a Tech-Sight peep, and a strut. I now have a 6.5 lb. carbine that is capable of 20 rnds in a 2' circle. I learned about the paint, strut, and peep on this website, alot of good info here. Oh yeah, and buffers from Dillon.
Nice.. =) Below is off one of my videos (live shots) @ 100 yards, straight out of the box (after cleaning of course).. The new mini's are great!

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Nice.. =) Below is off one of my videos (live shots) @ 100 yards, straight out of the box (after cleaning of course).. The new mini's are great!

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whoa! you got a shooter on your hands! i wouldn't touch it myself. also, it takes a great rifleman to shoot that well.

don't forget to put a pick of that beauty in the gallery!

great shooting.
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That's great shooting Bellum, I've had older Mini 14's that just couldn't do that. I had one I bought in the early 1990's that was very accurate. Stupidly traded it off for an automatic tranny for a car that the engine blew not too many miles later. Still haven't had time to really site in a mid 1990"s series yet but the gas bushing made a big difference as the brass only travels about ten feet now. The bushing is half way between factory and smallest aftermarket available.
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That's great shooting Bellum, I've had older Mini 14's that just couldn't do that. I had one I bought in the early 1990's that was very accurate. Stupidly traded it off for an automatic tranny for a car that the engine blew not too many miles later. Still haven't had time to really site in a mid 1990"s series yet but the gas bushing made a big difference as the brass only travels about ten feet now. The bushing is half way between factory and smallest aftermarket available.
Thanks guys! I posted a pic in the gallery and a link to the video (someone asked for it) .

I had an old 180, I think the best I could muster with that was 5MOA but it went bang every time! There's so much available now days to help with the old thin barrels, wish we had it back in the day =) ..

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It just doesn't get much better than that for any rifle. That's impressive period.
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It just doesn't get much better than that for any rifle. That's impressive period.
Thanks.. I blame the 18 yrs in the Army lol .. I wish I could shoot a pistol though.. can't hit the broad side of a barn with my 9mm heh..

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