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Old 10-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Proud new owner of a ruger mini14 195 ranch rifle...
congrats! & welcome to the club!!!!!

thin barrel? get a strut first thing!!!!! I recommend accu-strut!

i'll show you mine if you show me yours......
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I can't post pictures on here from my phone...

And I was thinking about making my own accu-strut...any advice on what to use to clamp my strut to my barrel?

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I can't post pictures on here from my phone...

And I was thinking about making my own accu-strut...any advice on what to use to clamp my strut to my barrel?
not from me, I bought mine...........DIY struts apparently work as well as every commercial strut out there....

but most I have seen are U-G-L-Y!
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Yeah, I know...we have a machine shot at work so I was hoping to be able to make one that's not hideous.

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Yeah, I know...we have a machine shot at work so I was hoping to be able to make one that's not hideous.
sweet! be sure you let us know how it goes!
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I am going to try:-). Doesn't mean I will succeed...I qm going to draw a few things up and see if I can't get the parts and make it happen on my breaks this coming weekend.

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Just shot my mini for the first time at 30 yards off of a bag...I have to say I was expecting what the results were. 5 shots at about 2.5". Vertical stringing was a huge problem. I think I am going to just order an accu strut and be done with it. They make the rifle look a lot nicer anyway.

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Just shot my mini for the first time at 30 yards off of a bag...I have to say I was expecting what the results were. 5 shots at about 2.5". Vertical stringing was a huge problem. I think I am going to just order an accu strut and be done with it. They make the rifle look a lot nicer anyway.
that accu-strut should have you at 2.5" (or better) as well.....@100 yards.

you should see a HUGE improvement from that thin barrel!
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I still may make one, but right now I want to get it shooting decent as soon as possible because I don't like a gun shooting like that. It will worry me sick. Figure I can order one and have it overnighted so I can be shooting better groups next week. I was wondering about how well glass bedding the stock...will that help much to speak of?

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http://www.amegaranges.com/
You might want to look at the Amega scout rail. It replaces the upper part of the gas block which should be re aligned and re torqued anyway. Also clamps to the barrel for additional stiffness. It gives you the option of forward mounting a scope or red dot and keeping the action clear for cleaning.
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