Kinda lost,,

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by Dixieduo, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    Okay I have been searching the forum and haven't found the answer yet. I guess I am looking in the wrong spot.
    I put a 1911 recoil buffer on my mini this afternoon. Then went out to fire a few rounds through it. My problem is, on more than one occassion it tried to double-feed the rounds. Also when that happened the empty didn't fully eject. Would the buffer cause this or is it the fact it is an aftermarket steel mag? I have read about aftermarket mags having issues but they seemed to work fine until I added the buffer. Hopefully someone will help me. So far I really love the mini. Now I will say that I am not a fan of the Tapco Intrafusion stock I have on it and will be looking for an ATI stock to switch with. Maybe someone from central Florida will offer advice and then I could meet with them to work it out.
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    is it a front buffer? check to see if you re-installed the guide rod upside down. if its a back buffer, i'd take it off people give mixed reviews on the back buffers.

    the tang should be facing the top of the rifle, when you re-install the guide rod.

    i have the 1911 buffer, doesn't cause any problems.

    oh, toss the after market mag, stick with factory, and ride into the sunset happy!
     
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  3. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    It is on the rear. I didn't put one on the gas block because I think I am going to have the bushings changed out.
    I am starting to agree with everyone about the aftermarket mags. I got a Ruger BX-25 for my new Ruger 10/22 Takedown and it ran perfect. Love that new toy.
    Looks like EBAY may getting some new items when I list these 4 mags I have. 2 steel 30rd and 2 composite 20rd Pro-Mags going on the block.
     
  4. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    huh? i thought rear buffer WAS on the gas tube? maybe i got it backwards...:confused:

    anyway, if the buffer is on the guide rod/op rod, it should be okay. someone was having the same problem once after installing one and realized they had put the guide rod in upside down, which is what made me think of that.

    and yeah, 2 factory mags for the mini is probably better than 5 aftermarket....if you like your mini to go BANG every time! :)

    also, glad you like that ruger 25 rounder for the 10/22. i have yet to shoot my new 10/22, but i already picked up a 25 rounder. how's the accuracy on that take down?
     
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  5. RiverRat68

    RiverRat68 RiverRat68 Supporter

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    Buffers

    The 1911 buffer should go on the gas block pipe (forward end). A seperate buffer (Brownells) is made for the gas/op rod in the rear position. This buffer is too thick and needs to be sliced in half, be careful it is very tough material, take your time. Mine has been on (both) ( forward & aft.)for over 5 years now and has caused no problems. It is a big help and sure quieted my Mini-14 down. I'll see if I can find the product number for you and post it.


    RiverRat68
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i put the wilson 1911 buffer on my guide rod, works like dream!

    heard too many bad things about putting them on your gas block, so i never have.
     
  7. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    I was thinking the rear is on the op-rod.
    IMHO the Takedown is very accurate. Granted I am sure with a few mods it will prolly drive tacks at a distance. The BX mag is awesome also. I am just kicking myself because I only picked up one instead of a few. Especially after the issues these aftermarkets are giving me. I may just put them in the bottom of my range bag for a SHTF moment and get me a few Ruger mags.
     
  8. hawkguy

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    cool! those take downs look awesome! have fun with it!
     
  9. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    I love the Takedown. The bag is going to make a great B.O.B.
     
  10. RiverRat68

    RiverRat68 RiverRat68 Supporter

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    I just found a better deal on MidwayUSA. Wilson CombatShok-Buf $14.99, Buffer Technologies Recoil Buffer $13.99, Buffer Technologies 1911 Buffer 8 pack $7..49 if you take the time to look these up you will see from the pictures they are made to fit right in. I have set up 4 Mini-14,s using these aand have had no problems. Remeber to cut the aft bushing in two. If you are careful you will have 2 too use.

    RiverRat68
     
  11. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    I am going to tear it down again tomorrow and make sure my fat fingers didn't flip the op/guide rod over by accident.
     
  12. bamashooter68

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    What ammo was you using? My mini has WC1911 buffers on the op rod and gas block and it will not shoot russian steel cased ammo. It fails to eject and double feeds. Personally I think its underpowered. None of my handloads or any brass cased factory ammo has ever caused me any problems. I like my mini with the 2 buffer setup so I dont plan on changing it to accomodate steel cased ammo.
     
  13. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I use a flat vacuum cleaner belt for buffers, cut the center hole with a 9mm case. Most places carry them, extremely durable, not too thick and you have plenty extra material.
     
  14. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    I was using Brown Bear.

    Any paticuliar vacuum belt?
     
  15. John_Deer

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    I have run into aftermarket magazines that are to tall and touch the bottom of the firing pin block. Often the difference is so subtle you don't notice the magazine is dragging. Just use a mill bastard file to take a few thousands off the top of the magazine. Promag magazines are especially problematic. There is no need to toss a magazine when you can fix it so simply.
     
  16. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Anything that is 1/2" wide or better, they are made of a hard cured rubber and will hold up to heat well.
    I will use a flat pair of pliers and bend the lips of the Promags or tap them down slightly. The metal used by Promag is not as hard as Rugers.
     
  17. Dixieduo

    Dixieduo New Member

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    I will look into the vacuum belt.

    As for the mags,,I think my best option IMHO is to just get some factory mags. I haven't been impressed with these since purchase. teach me to buy something without checking this forum huh.
    keep your eyes posted because there will be four mags up for sale soon as I get some pics. Unless someone has trades.