Series identification question

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by Angry_bald_guy, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ok, what three numbers determine the series on the mini 14? I think mine is a 580 series but I'm not sure. Thanks.
     
  2. drew7

    drew7 New Member

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    The first three. Yours is a 580, mine is a 182.

    Drew
     

  3. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    The first three numbers denote the series. With those three you can also find year of production and barrel twist rate, or you can just measure the twist rate.


    Jim.......
     
  4. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ok, mine is a 580 then. What does that tell me?
     
  5. imjustasking

    imjustasking New Member

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    That means that you have one of the newer "ranch rifle" mini-14s. They are supposed to be more accurate than the older minis (I have a 183 series in stainless my self that I do so like and is plenty accurate for me). They have a smaller foot-print rear site and have been re-tooled in other minor ways.

    Congrats on the mini, you have fun now.
     
  6. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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  7. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Hey Angry, check out this new rear adjustable sight that just came out earlier this year. Much better than the factory offering on the 580's.

    http://www.tech-sights.com/
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  8. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but those won't work with my stock.