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General Mini 14 Thread

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Squib308, May 28, 2014.

  1. NickLeduc

    NickLeduc NES Member

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    Definitely a sharp looking rifle. Do you know how much extra weight was added to it after the mods?
     
  2. Squib308

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    haven't weighed it although the only heavier part is the barrel and stock. the aluminum gas block is actually lighter than OEM steel. for a lighter weight build he can do a barrel w 16" length and 0.750" profile. that will still add some weight compared to OEM but not too much.

    he wanted to do something like a 1" bull profile and 20 or 22" length which would have been crazy heavy. i get the feeling the builder is an accuracy nut.
     
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    Damn that looks nice! Accuracy Systems has had a good reputation of getting the most out of a Mini for awhile now. I've got some of their parts in mine.

    That really makes me want to send mine in!
     
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  5. mac1911

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    DUDE, no muzzle brake, how to you get your shots back on target.
    Looks good, thats some coin into a rifle for sure but no worse than the folks that dump $1000 into thier 10/22s.
    I like the looks of it. i hope it pays off on the accuracy end.

    side note, im not a fan of brakes especially on small cal rifles that really dont need them. i also think a brake on this will ruin its good looks
     
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  6. Squib308

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    you should see me shoot a 223 without a brake. muzzle is all over the place. nonstop flinching. painful to watch. /sarcasm

    the primary reason for no muzzle brake was aesthetics and cost. i wanted to keep my build from getting retarded expensive so i went with barrel fluting instead of muzzle threading (IIRC it was around the same in cost). the fluting looks incredible and maybe adds a wee bit to the function. the total cost of work done by accuracy systems was around $1400. not cheap. however it's a custom rifle, built to my specifications, top notch parts including barrel, and cannot be purchased in any shops. in terms of function it is still out-done by any AR build with a high quality barrel. but something about the mini 14...even though it's sort of a POS the thing tickles my feather.

    the biggest "danger" to these custom builds is how much they lose in potential resale value. so for this reason I am cautious to avoid these types of projects unless i'm dang sure to be keeping the thing.
     
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    I've been giving this rifle a lot of shit, but honestly, it's a pretty good rifle. The trigger is probably the best Ruger has ever made. I just realized I have the Tactical version: 16" barrel with a birdcage flash suppressor and polymer stock.
     
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    Now that you mention it.... the trigger is pretty damn nice on mine as well. Mine is stock wood/blued 18" barrell
     
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    You made the best point one can make.
    "I , Me, Mine, wanted, like ..... Thats all that matters.
    As far as "yours" its darn good looking and will agree a brake would ruin it....
     
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