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Posted: 6/26/2003 2:57:21 PM EDT
I received a brand new mini-14 as a birthday present several months ago, and I would like to make some additions to it. A flash-hider (not a muzzlebrake) is first on the list, along with a composite stock. This will be a rifle that I intend to use in all weather out to 250-300 yards, and although it is the ranch series I want to keep the iron sights for simplicity and reliability. Maybe this is wrong, but I am under the impression since the weapon has no pistol grip or bayo lug that I can legally instal a flash hider, correct???
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:12:48 PM EDT
correct
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:27:51 PM EDT
Bitchin', now all I have to do is find one that gets favorable reviews. Any pointers folks?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:36:50 PM EDT
Here ya go, just a small start...


www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=4200



www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=6059


and there should be some vortexes floating around if you look for them.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:15:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2003 8:34:30 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:42:46 PM EDT
I have the flashider shown above with the ring around the front sight post. It is much easier to see than just the post...

The stupid flip up rear sight and the stock are things I've yet to change on my ranch rifle...

The hardest thing to find are decent mags. Don't waste your money on USA, Western, etc...

250-300 yards may be a stretch without a little accuracy work...
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:04:28 PM EDT
The Mini-14 is a rifle, it can hit something at 250 to 300 yards for god's sake. I also haven't had any problems with Wester 20 round magazines, they function just fine if you don't keep them loaded for a week and a half. I'd keep it on the range though, and just use Ruger magazines for defense.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:21:53 PM EDT
Only thing I did to mine was added a surefire light and a couple Thermold Mags. It's one of my favorite plinkers.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:18:21 PM EDT
The mini is a fine little gun, I suspect though that you'll dislike the rear sight. It's pretty cheesy. Check out midway usa, look up product #310422 for a good replacement. Also check out fourfourmag.com for good 10 round mags. For what it's worth I've never had any trouble with the 'junk' cheap 30 rd. mags, but then I wouldn't bet my life on them either.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 11:26:04 AM EDT
Thanks for all of your info! I do have one more question though. Does anyone know if the mini-14 can be loaded via stripper clips with the stripper guide through the breech (ie with the mag in the rifle)? Thanks again for all of your help.

PS-- I fired 250 rounds of m193 NPA 01 Olympic .223 without a single misfeed, misfire, fte, etc. :grin:
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 1:59:03 PM EDT
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