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Posted: 3/10/2006 10:46:36 AM EDT
Anyone have experience shooting this combination? My mini has a shortened barrel, 13 inches, with extended flash hider. Some report short stroking with shorter AR barrels. Thanks
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:49:37 PM EDT
If your Mini-14 has the stock gas port bushing, it vents quite a bit more gas into the action than is needed to run the gun. This helps keep the gun functioning if it's dirty or lacking lube, and I bet it would allow you to run RG just fine. FWIW, my stock Mini-14 runs great on Wolf, which short strokes in my Colt AR-15.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:49:44 AM EDT
When the SS109 first came into the world I bought a couple BANDOLIERS of the Canadian stuff
My Mini 14 shot it like Shit!
Thats because it had a 1/14 twist way back then 80`S

Now I think Mini 14 have different twist rate!
if you have a 1/9 should work okay?
Back then I used Q3131 and PMC brown box/ camo box! norrinco also
Man that was the Good ole days
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:46:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 8:56:01 AM EDT by bybon]
Thank you guys. I was thinking about changing the gas port bushing to reduce recoil and looking for my brass. Also, I think it does have the quicker rate of twist. Looks like I am good to go. I appreciate the help.
Speaking of the old Q3131, I have a box sitting on my desk. I believe it is of 89 production and is stamped WCC. If I remember correctly, this stuff was pretty expensive at the time , $4.00-5.00. However, it was too many years ago for me to remember with certainty.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:56:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:
When the SS109 first came into the world I bought a couple BANDOLIERS of the Canadian stuff
My Mini 14 shot it like Shit!
Thats because it had a 1/14 twist way back then 80`S



My early 1980s vintage Mini-14 has a 1/10 twist. Ruger has changed the twist on the Mini-14 a couple of times. I think current production rifles have a 1/9 twist.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 12:46:19 PM EDT
Just received my two orders from Widener. Watched a movie putting 1400 rounds of stripper clips. The ammo is clean and both containers were marked 1990. I think a fair price for some good looking ammo.

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