We finally got one of the tactical Mini-30's in the Mo-Rod shop so we could examine it firsthand. Here is what we discovered...The barrel has a very slight taper to it immediately forward of the gas block, where the outside diameter measures .781"
(adjacent to gas block). Just 1/2" forward from that point the OD reduces to .761"
, and remains at that diameter on out to the front sight. So, there is no real discrepancy in the data we were receiving, just a very subtle .020" OD reduction in that first 1/2" of barrel as it extends forward from the gas block. With this now understood, we can certainly produce Mo-Rod clamps to fit this Mini-30 variant. We also know that we will not be producing a Mo-Reaper to fit it, at least not anytime soon. The barrel diameter is so large that it would require a complete redesign of our Mo-Reaper. Since the tactical Mini-30 comes with a Ruger factory flash hider already in place, there may not be much demand for the Mo-Reaper on this particular rifle. But, Mo-Rods for certain!