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Old March 2, 2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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found me a mini 14,,,what can you tell me about it?

found a mini 14 the other day, got it at a great price....i dont know much if anything about the platform...has decent wood, underfolding stock, quick detach scope mount with a weaver scope....185 series... heres a couple pics



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Old March 2, 2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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It's a good platform when you keep in mind what it's for.

That set up seems good for a truck gun given the folding stock, but the older Minis are infamous for being inaccurate after a string of shots.
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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good to know...put 30 rounds down range off the back porch last night (about 120 yards) wasnt really taking my time for accuracy, but all 30 rounds hit my old 20lb propane tank ill have to go throw a couple hundred down range tomorrow and see how she does....may just flip it, if i cant find its nitch...already have some ARs, AK, siaga, and some long range customs
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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I believe I would keep it even if there really wasn't a need as this is not a real common Mini. JMO
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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whats uncommon about it?
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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whats uncommon about it?
In my area, there are not a lot of the folders around...that may not be the case everywhere.IDK
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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I believe that is a factory folding stock. You don't see many of those. I would can the scope though and have a great truck gun.
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Old March 2, 2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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I thought the factory Ruger folding stocks were side folders like the AC556.
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Old March 2, 2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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That isn't a Ruger factory folder. I've seen similar folders come out of Federal Ordnance, a private firm in California.
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Old March 2, 2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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Its not a factory folder. I have one and it folds to the right side. Althouigh that wood does look nice. Did the seller also include the original full stock?
Enjoy the gun, they are fun to shoot from the hip.
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Old March 2, 2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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That's a nice looking Mini14. Welcome to the club.
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Old March 3, 2013, 12:36 AM   #12
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Found the stock...http://www.gunauction.com/buy/886761...k-auto-ord-nib
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Old March 3, 2013, 01:02 AM   #13
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didnt get the full stock with it....just the rifle and 3 30 round mags,,,just couldnt beat the price
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Old March 3, 2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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As stated it's not a factory folder but I've heard good things about those folding stocks. I would keep it personally even if it's not a factory folder. What did the rifle end up costing you?

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Old March 3, 2013, 02:17 PM   #15
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very nice but i would put a red dot or reflex sight on it.
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Old March 3, 2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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have a couple red dots and a reflex i may try out on it...but plan on going open sight...Stu925, very nice older woman that im doing some remodel work for wouldnt take more than a hundred bucks for it...going to knock a couple hundred extra off my bill for her though
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Old March 3, 2013, 03:02 PM   #17
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I put acu- struts on mine and it took away the stringers.
Nice gun I would keep it. All Mini 14 are way up therein price now.

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Old March 3, 2013, 03:47 PM   #18
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Picture of mine with Stut

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Old March 3, 2013, 07:16 PM   #19
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Here is mine

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Old March 3, 2013, 07:23 PM   #20
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Lakota, could you give me a little more info on the strut, coast, and install process?
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Old March 3, 2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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selector67: what series is your mini and what kind of scope and scope mount do you have on there?
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Old March 4, 2013, 06:28 AM   #22
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Google Accu-strut it will give you all the info. I think the strut was less than 100$ and very easy to install. Just give the mod. Mini and they will tell you what one you require.You can install it in about 15 min. just follow the instructions and you will have no problems. Where they tell you to use the blue loctite that they supply do it. I love mine and I still want to put a bipod on mine. Good luck and good shooting.

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Old March 4, 2013, 11:10 AM   #23
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I recommend this for all mini owners. It really helps keep the barrel cool and eliminates stringers as well. I also like that it gives me more space to mount scopes, lights, etc...

http://www.amegaranges.com/
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Old March 4, 2013, 02:53 PM   #24
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I like the 40 round magazine. I have one that feeds flawlessly! What system are you using to mount your scope and what is that in the middle of the exposed portion of you barrel? Is that the front site?
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Old March 4, 2013, 03:41 PM   #25
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The stock is worth almost as much as the rest of the gun it seems.
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