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Making my Mini-14 [not ranch] look like its big brother .....


M-14 style flash hider / front sight, Accu-Strut

B-Square mount with a Barska "point black" 3-9x40 .223BDC scope

1907 style leather sling [front sling mount added]
 

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Looks good.  I actually had the same flash hider many years ago on a Mini.  It did increase length but much to my surprise is decreased my groups by about 25%.  Hope you have the same results.  Bill
 

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I LOVE how the Mini 14 looks. It's something I've wanted for quite some time now but I was told that out to 200yrds it's practically worthless.
 

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The Accu-Strut is actually a barrel stabilizer & is supposed to improve accuracy.

I haven't tested it yet so I can't tell you if it works or not ..... I too like the way it looks!

I got mine on ebay, $80 I think
 

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summondemons said:
I LOVE how the Mini 14 looks. It's something I've wanted for quite some time now but I was told that out to 200yrds it's practically worthless.
not true at all... a mini 14 can shoot 2-3 moa with a little tlc, most important imo are a proper trigger job and a barrel strut. the first target was shot at 50 yds and second was 100. No reasong the rifle wouldn't perform out to 300 or so

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To the OP, nice looking rifle
 

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thank you barfly

there is alot of info out there on the accuracy of the mini-14 ..... the barrel support is supposed to make a BIG difference.

also they were made with different twist rates at different times .... originally 1 in 10, then 1 in 7 & 1 in 9

with bullets ranging from 45 gr to 70 gr .... you may have to experiment with finding the best ammo.

Just checking .... faster twist for heavier bullets???
 

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I don't know how effective the Accu-strut is, but I'm sure it
has considerable effectiveness. The Accu-strut was not an
option for my fiancé's Mini-14 because of the newer tapered
barrel on her Mini-14.

Instead I had to place perfectly cut clamps that fit the barrel
exactly to its contours. This not only gave it the most contact
area on your barrel giving more strength and stability, but it
definitely enables heat dissipation from the barrel much more
than I expected. The steel rod felt like it gets just as hot
as the barrel.

After installing solid steel rod and clamps to my fiancé's
Mini-14... along with a high powered 40X magnification scope,
this is how she shot at 100yrds on a clear, mild, windless day.



My last thread on the Mini-14 can be found here:
http://www.longislandfirearms.com/forum/m-1327697865.86629/

Nice job on your rifle and enjoy shooting. The Mini-14 is
capable of being a fairly accurate rifle with the right ammo,
scope, stabilizers, weather and a steady trigger finger.

Peace,
GH-07
 

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Sport454 said:
Just checking .... faster twist for heavier bullets???
Faster twist for LONGER bullets- which are usually the heavier ones, but, for example, an (all copper) TSX at 62 grains is longer than a 69 grain Sierra Match King (copper over lead), both of which call for a 1:8 (or faster 1:7) twist. the numbers also change depending on the muzzle velocity of the load.
 

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My old mini got pretty good results from silver bear 62gr... I tried some heavier match bullets one time that were $30 a box and they actually did worse than the cheap stuff.
 

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Ghost Hunter said:
I don't know how effective the Accu-strut is, but I'm sure it
has considerable effectiveness. The Accu-strut was not an
option for my fiancé's Mini-14 because of the newer tapered
barrel on her Mini-14.

Instead I had to place perfectly cut clamps that fit the barrel
exactly to its contours. This not only gave it the most contact
area on your barrel giving more strength and stability, but it
definitely enables heat dissipation from the barrel much more
than I expected. The steel rod felt like it gets just as hot
as the barrel.

After installing solid steel rod and clamps to my fiancé's
Mini-14... along with a high powered 40X magnification scope,
this is how she shot at 100yrds on a clear, mild, windless day.



My last thread on the Mini-14 can be found here:
http://www.longislandfirearms.com/forum/m-1327697865.86629/

Nice job on your rifle and enjoy shooting. The Mini-14 is
capable of being a fairly accurate rifle with the right ammo,
scope, stabilizers, weather and a steady trigger finger.

Peace,
GH-07
I had the accu strut on my 580 with the tapered barrel. the lighter clamps allow for the taper as long as it's not right up against the gas block.
here's mine, (well, not anymore, :()
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outstanding group btw...
 

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Here's one of mine (previously posted):  
 
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