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mini 14 advice

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by thorborg, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I purchased a Ruger Mini 14 from the forum, first of the like so I'm at zero experience.
    Usually, new to me calibers, first start with a bunch of factory loads to acquire the brass for reloads. My Mini 14 renders 90% of the brass unusable by denting the case midway aprarently hitting the corner of the ejection port. about every 60 or so it will hit the scope cover and dent the mouth of the case.
    Is this normal? is it fixable? I can change the scope to fix the mouth issue but the dent in the case??
    Thanks for any input
    Thor
     
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  2. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    It probably throws the brass into the next county as well. ;)

    I've had two Mini 14's and one Mini 30 and dented brass was always part of the equation. The brass flying so far on ejection can be cured by changing the size of the gas port.

    I imagine there's a fix for the dented brass as well, but it will probably take a good gunsmith to fix.
     
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  3. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You know your Mini's, so far 38 feet is the farthest! Thanks GOG, I really didn't need another caliber to load anyway. I'll live with it.
     
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  4. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Yer' welcome.