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Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 07-17-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By sandog
Best way is to get the barrel threaded to 1/2 x...

Best way is to get the barrel threaded to 1/2 x 28. then you can screw on any of dozens of flash hiders meant for the AR.
Another way is to use a pin on flash hider like the Choate. The Choate also...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-15-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By sandog
+1 on the Savage Axis. I have an old Army buddy...

+1 on the Savage Axis. I have an old Army buddy that bought one in .243. I helped him lighten the trigger, and we worked up some prairie dog hand loads for it. Despite the inexpensive gun (and scope...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-12-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,058
Posted By sandog
Why is this thread in the Mini-14 section ???????

Why is this thread in the Mini-14 section ???????
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 05-07-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By sandog
I shot several pumps for bird hunting during my...

I shot several pumps for bird hunting during my youth, when I went to Alaska after joining the Army, I took a Mossberg. Have had several 870's since then. When I wanted to pick up a pump HD gun a few...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-17-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By sandog
Spring Again !

We had a pretty easy winter here in Montana. I probably could have made it up to my range sooner, but have got a jump start on yard projects, been fixing up an older pickup I bought, and bought a new...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-17-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By sandog
boomhauer, an early 90's Mini would be a pencil...

boomhauer, an early 90's Mini would be a pencil barrel (.560" diameter).
These are helped greatly by putting a strut under the barrel. Most guys find a 35-40% accuracy improvement, and with a strut...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-10-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By sandog
That's a good idea. JTJ. Flip up sights for AR's...

That's a good idea. JTJ. Flip up sights for AR's are made in a couple different heights for same plane or for gas block mounting so you could try omr and see if it matched your front sight height...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-10-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By sandog
While you can see the front sight through the...

While you can see the front sight through the Rrages mount for a red dot, without a rear sight ( as the Rrages replaces the rear sight, how could you have a co-witness ? Doesn't that require 2 iron...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-05-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By sandog
Exactly what hawkguy said. I have a scope on my...

Exactly what hawkguy said. I have a scope on my Mini-14, and a FF III on one of my MNini-30's, both with Ultimak's, and they are super low. But the iron's on a Mini are even lower, you almost have to...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-30-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By sandog
He hasn't answered, so I'll say he thinned it the...

He hasn't answered, so I'll say he thinned it the same way I did, with a small needle file. Then smooth up the file marks, and touch up blue.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-22-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By sandog
No, irons on a Mini sit pretty low, and although...

No, irons on a Mini sit pretty low, and although the FF is mounted low, by the time you get the Picatinny base on there, it sits up too high to co-witness. As you can see from the pic, only one sight...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-21-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 74,249
Posted By sandog
Lol ! I was gonna say the same thing yesterday,...

Lol ! I was gonna say the same thing yesterday, hawk, but refrained from being a wiseass !
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-21-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By sandog
I would not give up my rear iron sight to use the...

I would not give up my rear iron sight to use the Rages mount. I would either use the Ultimak to mount my FF III or the factory rail like hawkguy's set up if you have a newer Mini that came with the...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-19-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By sandog
Yes, had my Mini came with the factory rail, that...

Yes, had my Mini came with the factory rail, that would have been good for me, but mine are older (189 series ) Mini's.
As far as irons, Costeve and I are on the same page. Using the optional .042"...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-19-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By sandog
I had a Nikon 2.5-8x pistol scope on my Mini-14....

I had a Nikon 2.5-8x pistol scope on my Mini-14. Great scope, super bright and clear, plenty of magnification. But like JTJ said, a scope really ups the weight on a Mini, and makes it not so handy...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 03-14-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,105
Posted By sandog
Remington 870 Tactical with Cerakote finish. ...

Remington 870 Tactical with Cerakote finish.
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Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-04-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By sandog
Smaller Aperture for Tech Sights

Recently fellow Member CoSteve showed me his Mini that he had outfitted with a smaller aperture he ordered form Tech Sights.
Many of us have the Tech sight rear peep for our Mini's. And probably...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-28-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,358
Posted By sandog
While .308 is loaded to higher pressure than...

While .308 is loaded to higher pressure than 7.62x51, shooting some .308 in your 7.62 rifle should not cause catastrophic failure. 7.62 NATO firearms are tested with proof loads that far exceed the...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-24-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By sandog
You can put a lighter mainspring in to make the...

You can put a lighter mainspring in to make the hammer pull lighter, or do the old trick of inserting a small tab of leather under where the mainspring screws on to the grip frame.
But the cylinder...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 02-21-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,342
Posted By sandog
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Shootist,...

Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Shootist, Lonesome Dove, Little Big Man, Monte Walsh, Once upon a Time in the West, Tom Horn, Broken Trail.
One of my favorite westerns, one that too many people...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-09-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By sandog
P.S. I can't say enough good words about Jesse...

P.S. I can't say enough good words about Jesse Ocumpaugh's work at reboring or rechambering old Marlin's. He can convert that pawn shop find and turn a tired old .30/30 into a .308 Marlin, .356 Win.,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-09-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By sandog
This was a Glenfield Model 30 that a co-worker...

This was a Glenfield Model 30 that a co-worker gave me. It had some surface rust as he had put it away one fall in a damp case, and considered it ruined. I saw a project gun in the works.
I liked...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 02-04-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,631
Posted By sandog
Now that you can get good Ruger factory magazines...

Now that you can get good Ruger factory magazines for them, the Mini-30 has become my favorite. The round has enough power for any close or medium range encounter, and penetrates like all get out. I...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 02-01-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,631
Posted By sandog
If you had to shoot back at someone who was...

If you had to shoot back at someone who was hiding behind a car, just about any 7.62 x 39 will penetrate well. Handguns, not so much. And while the .223 has velocity going for it, too much velocity...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 02-01-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By sandog
Adult bison are not afraid in the least of cars...

Adult bison are not afraid in the least of cars or pickups. They will stand in the road, blocking it. They do get out of the way fast when I am in my Freightliner though !
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