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Angry_bald_guy 08-29-2011 04:22 AM

Series identification question
 
Ok, what three numbers determine the series on the mini 14? I think mine is a 580 series but I'm not sure. Thanks.

drew7 08-29-2011 09:51 PM

The first three. Yours is a 580, mine is a 182.

Drew

masterPsmith 08-31-2011 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Angry_bald_guy (Post 571329)
Ok, what three numbers determine the series on the mini 14? I think mine is a 580 series but I'm not sure. Thanks.


The first three numbers denote the series. With those three you can also find year of production and barrel twist rate, or you can just measure the twist rate.


Jim.......

Angry_bald_guy 08-31-2011 04:10 PM

Ok, mine is a 580 then. What does that tell me?

imjustasking 08-31-2011 10:47 PM

That means that you have one of the newer "ranch rifle" mini-14s. They are supposed to be more accurate than the older minis (I have a 183 series in stainless my self that I do so like and is plenty accurate for me). They have a smaller foot-print rear site and have been re-tooled in other minor ways.

Congrats on the mini, you have fun now.

Angry_bald_guy 08-31-2011 11:51 PM

Thanks! I will.

mrm14 09-01-2011 05:37 AM

Hey Angry, check out this new rear adjustable sight that just came out earlier this year. Much better than the factory offering on the 580's.

http://www.tech-sights.com/

Angry_bald_guy 09-01-2011 05:41 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, but those won't work with my stock.


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