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FiveForSure
October 10, 2009, 04:44 PM
I've seen a few different harmonic dampeners on the market that apparently go a long way towards helping out with the mini's accuracy. Does anyone know if there is anyone making anything like this that is built into the gas block? Thinking along the lines of what the M14 looks like.

FishEngineer
October 10, 2009, 04:52 PM
There is a forum called Ruger Mini 14 Talk where the subject at hand is explored in depth.

ZX10Aviator
October 12, 2009, 01:59 PM
put on a flash hider, and a barrel strut, and youll be shooting around an inch at 100 (mine does anyway)

KMO
October 14, 2009, 08:11 AM
Ruger's stock gas port bushing has an orifice about twice the diameter it needs to be in order to function. It causes ejected brass to fly 30-40 feet, and negatively affects accuracy by pushing too much gas back into the cycling action, even before the bullet leaves the muzzle. I've found that replacing this bushing with a .040" diameter one, and adding a barrel stabilizer (like the Mo-Rod) work as the best 1-2 options for tightening up the target groupings.

(Oh, adding a Wolff extra power recoil spring helps also.)