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Mini 14 Build

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by NUCLEARMJ, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    I haven't heard of too many people building these rifles but i know theres alot of potential with a new barrel at least. Anyone out there that has built one of these before have words of wisdom/ or suggested parts, know of any good sources for parts ect?
     
  2. NUCLEARMJ

    NUCLEARMJ Lafayette/Hillsboro Member

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    also can anyone recommend some good quality affordable mags
     
  3. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Dont buy any aftermarket mags. CDNN has factory 20 rounders for 25 bucks. Unless you can find a real thermold.

    As for the rest, an Ultimak rail and Accu-Strut usually solve most of the accuracy problem. I cut my barrel down and permanently mounted a Choate M14 style flash hider/sight to get an overall 16". Its still not sub moa, but its a heck of a lot better. Who needs heavy barrels anyways, their just too... heavy :D

    My mini has a 1/7" twist, so I have to shoot something a little heavier. I can get 1.5" groups with reloaded match ammo my friend loaded for me. Not too bad, plus the strut and rail look sweet!
     
  4. coctailer

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

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  5. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    Greatwest Gunsmithing in Salem AKA "Gundoc" on the above referenced forum did wonders for my Mini. The Ultimak Rail along with a Bedding job and strut should provide teh accuracy improvements your loooking for. IMO the Promag Mags are equivilent to the factory mags. I cannot tell the difference in either appearance or performance. The 20 rounders that is. Good Luck.
     
  6. coctailer

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

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  7. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    John "Gundoc" shut down and moved out of state a year+ or so ago. The last I heard, he had not yet opened his new shop in Montana (at least I think it was Montanta). You can check up on him on Perfect Union where he is a supersponsor with an international following. He worked on a few of my Mini's, and it is an understatement to say he is a magician with them. John is a top-of-the line individual, also. :thumbup:

    Update: He is open for business in Helena, MT. I should have checked before responding the firstime. :eek: