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Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-14-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,256
Posted By sum1
I made a test target out of 1/2" AR400 and it...

I made a test target out of 1/2" AR400 and it held up alright shooting at 75 yrds. .223 HP's and 30.06 SP didn't seem to make much difference in the end result, there was substantial dents but it...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-30-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,653
Posted By sum1
The die I have is the .222 factory crimp and I...

The die I have is the .222 factory crimp and I want to try it on .223

So the problem with doing this is 0.060 length difference in the case?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-29-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,653
Posted By sum1
.222 lee factory crimp on .223?

I have never used a factory crimp die however I have a .222 factory crimp die with one of my sets. I am interested in crimping some of my .223 ammo and I am wondering if the factory crimp dies are...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-13-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By sum1
Well I believe the problem was the primers, I...

Well I believe the problem was the primers, I remember spilling some that I used in the original batch and i picked them up one by one with my hands which may have been somewhat oily, I have only had...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-12-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By sum1
There is only a thin film on the outside of the...

There is only a thin film on the outside of the case and on the inside of the neck, not enough that would have originally thought it would effect anything.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-12-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By sum1
the primer seems to be seated in the same...

the primer seems to be seated in the same distance as the factory ammo aswell it did dent enough that I believe it should have gone off. The OAL is exactly what my loading manual says I will measure...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-12-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By sum1
Misfires?

Let me start by saying I am new to reloading and any help is appreciated. I recently purchased some reloading equipment and managed to make some .223 rounds for my mini last night however my tumbler...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-05-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,256
Posted By sum1
Thanks for the help in steel selection I thought...

Thanks for the help in steel selection I thought I was on the right track but I wasn't sure.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,256
Posted By sum1
I was thinking a simple spinner target, I assume...

I was thinking a simple spinner target, I assume something like AR500 would give me the best durability?
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 04-03-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,256
Posted By sum1
Self resetting target for .223?

Anyone have luck making or buying a self resetting target for the .223? I have been looking at some do-all tagets but the reviews seem to be mostly bad. I am sure I could weld one together however...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-21-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
After taking my mini right apart and cleaning it...

After taking my mini right apart and cleaning it as per the nice ruger youtube videos, It continued to jam every 10-15 rounds. It may be beyond me but I did not notice any excessive wear on the...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-04-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,083
Posted By sum1
Figured as much I can't even order a scope from...

Figured as much I can't even order a scope from basspro its apparently a war item or something to that effect.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-02-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,083
Posted By sum1
are any of these still available? if they are...

are any of these still available? if they are possible shipping to canada?
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-01-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
Thanks just figured that out myself via google...

Thanks just figured that out myself via google aswell :), As long as everyone agrees from what I have read 55grain bullets should technically be the best for me? How should 45 grains fire equally...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-01-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
I fired 15 more remington with no problems...

I fired 15 more remington with no problems yesturday. Hopefully I will get a chance to take it apart this week.

how would I find out which twist is in my barrel? Does the serial number give it...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-27-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
I fired 9 shots today with no problems resulting...

I fired 9 shots today with no problems resulting in 1 coyote, however I noticed the top wood part of the stock slides about 1/4 inch forward and back. Thanks for the great tips I will look into the...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-26-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
25 rounds jammed 3 times maby Winchester 223 45gr...

25 rounds jammed 3 times maby Winchester 223 45gr JHP varmit
5 rds jammed once Remington 223 55gr PSP
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-25-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
It only came with one 5 rd mag, Not sure how I...

It only came with one 5 rd mag, Not sure how I would tell if its factory or not but it has a plastic bottom and says Ruger mini 14 on it and a stamped logo. The spring loaded part that gets pushed...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-25-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By sum1
My New to me Mini 14 jams!?

I just got a mini 14 (181 series stainless) today after reading how reliable they are etc I was looking forward to trying it out. However after firing 30 shots or so it jammed on me 3 or 4 times....
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