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Help on spicing up my mini 14

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by dirtysteve, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. dirtysteve

    dirtysteve Lincoln City, OR Member

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    I need some help on my mini. This one is probably from the 80's so its not a new model. It has a broken gas block so it has been sitting for a couple of years and it doesnt get much action. What Im wanting to do is make a target shooter out of it without braking the bank. I want to put a new adjustable gas block and a new barrel on it for accuracy. The reason for adjustable gas block is you would have to send the rifle in otherwise and I want to be able to fit it with the newer barrel. Ive been looking at some sites for these things but I dont know much about accuracy in barrels and such (length, size, and twist). Im also going to throw a houge stock on for good feel and looks. This thing will have a scope and a bipod and thats pretty much it. Any help would be much appreciated. As for you AR lovers who want to use this thread to bash the mini, please dont. I have a Bushmaster and I love it! I just want to give this old girl a new set of shoes and get her on the dance floor too. Heres a link to the place I was looking at for parts. Thanks for the help.

    http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/mini_14_30_accessories.php

    I like the fluted barrel with the satin grey finish-11th pic down
     
  2. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    DS,
    Logon to Perfect Union.com and look at the Mini 14 section there. There is a wealth of info there. Check it out BEFORE you order parts. My mini was very inaccurate, 8" groups at 100 yards. Now it's sub MOA with the mods I made.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  4. dirtysteve

    dirtysteve Lincoln City, OR Member

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    perfectunion is a good site :buttrock: