Choate Flash Hider and Front Sight

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by Vikingdad, May 31, 2011.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Have any of you tried this product, and if so what do you think of it? It looks like an economical option. I am mainly wanting a thinner blade front sight since the stock one is like looking at a fence post on the end of the barrel.

    Any input would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Jeff_F

    Jeff_F New Member

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    They don't fit on the new ranch models with the heavier tapered barrel or factory flash hiders. On the older Mini's they work very well
     

  3. KMO

    KMO New Member

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    Hmmm...I think you would like a Mo-Reaper with our ball-type sight post better than that cast Choate unit...

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  4. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I won't disagree with that at all, but the price is more than I can afford at this time. Also, the Mo-Reaper is made of aluminum, is it not?
     
  5. KMO

    KMO New Member

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    It would be overly simplistic to say the Mo-Reaper is made of aluminum. It is manufactured from 7075 Alloy, and then hard anodized. 7075 is a very hard alloy. We are not the first to use it for this sort of application.
     
  6. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    I installed one of the Choates on my ranch rifle. It's not a bad part: casting is kind of rough, at least as compared to a fully machined finish. Since mine is scoped I don't actually use it as a sight, so I can't really comment on the difference in that respect. It does look nice though & the added weight seems to have changed the barrel harmonics and improved the accuracy. Just be aware that you will have to drill TWO new pin holes for the Choate, as it does not use the original sight pin hole. This is moderately difficult but obviously pretty much permanent...