Hi all, Like the thread title says I am a new mini-14 owner, and this is my first centerfire rifle. I picked up the stainless steel ranch version of the gun, and am particularly happy with it so far (about 300 rounds through the beast with nary a complaint from 'er). I've been doing some poking around here, and have come to the conclusion that I'm going to get some bushings from the gundoc, and potentially have him bed my receiver into the stock. Aside from that, I was wondering if the newer model mini-14s benefit from the accu-strut? I was under the impression that the change to the barrel helped eliminate the stringing problem the older variants had? Any insight there would be nice!