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Old 12-27-2010, 20:20   #1
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hawkguy's 580 mini 14

hey all! here is a pick of my mini i just put in a wood stock. (orginally syn). this is my first post with a pic, so it will be a tester, and then i will post some more pics. its pretty simple, changed to wood stock, millet-dms on QD rings, and a choate handguard. I LOVE IT! i think i will add an accu-strut & i'm done!

let me know what you think!
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my before pic, with syn stock.
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Old 12-27-2010, 21:30   #3
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Very nice stock. I really like the look of Mini's in wood. I really prefer the older factory stock too, they just feel better to me...
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thank you. i know its not much compared to some of the sweet set ups on this board, but i am happy with it.

and i agree completely about the wood. i liked my mini before, but now i like the way it looks as well. i'm considering a wood handguard and accu-strut, but the wood handguards i've come across cost more than the stock



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Very nice stock. I really like the look of Mini's in wood. I really prefer the older factory stock too, they just feel better to me...
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thanks, i want to keep it simple. one thing i love about the mini 14 is it looks like a real rifle, not a plastic toy. of course some of the more tactical set ups i've seen look really great, its just not my thing.

the dms is a little big and heavy for the mini imo, but a nice scope that kind of compromises between a scope and a red dot. unfortunately, i've never really shot with a scope before, so it is a learning process. main problem is, not enough time to shoot!

and i'm glad i have both stocks now for variety. but i like the look and feel of the wood so much more.


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KISS pretty much - very nice. I would go with the poly stock for durability, but the all wood sure would look nice.
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I agree, the wood stock looks great! What a classic looking setup!
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thanks! i know its nothing special, but i am happy with it.

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I agree, the wood stock looks great! What a classic looking setup!
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accu-strut added & finished!

hey, just an update. added an accu-strut & butt plate...and i'm finished with my "kiss" mini build!

i considered a wood handguard, but i think...aesthetically speaking, it has a good balance of stainless vs wood vs black.
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Yeap looks very nice...
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Yeah, I'd say, "it's done."

Now, we just need some target pics.

Congrats on a nice rifle!
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Originally Posted by alaj70 View Post
Yeah, I'd say, "it's done."

Now, we just need some target pics.

Congrats on a nice rifle!
thanks. i got out to shoot it today. i was mostly blasting big bottles of water, etc, having a great time.

i backed out to (apx, best estimate) about 40-50 yards and tried to see how it shot with irons. i was surprised (i'm not the best shot), but just standing, (no bench or support), and not really taking my time too much, i was putting the most of them in a 3" bullseye. i'm excited about seeing how it will do at the range with my scope. if i go soon, i'll try to post pics of results.
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last one?

better pic
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new pic

added a specter sling. looks good, shoots good...my mini is done!
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Originally Posted by hawkguy View Post
hey all! here is a pick of my mini i just put in a wood stock. (orginally syn). this is my first post with a pic, so it will be a tester, and then i will post some more pics. its pretty simple, changed to wood stock, millet-dms on QD rings, and a choate handguard. I LOVE IT! i think i will add an accu-strut & i'm done!

let me know what you think!
Kinda off topic but is that an 02 tundra? It looks jsut like my truck lol. Very nice gun BTW. I'm surprised ruger doesent throw a wood stock on it from the factory as an option.
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Man, that thing really looks great man

Awesome job!
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I think a Mo-Reaper in black would look great. How is the cheek weld with scope setup?
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Kinda off topic but is that an 02 tundra? It looks jsut like my truck lol. Very nice gun BTW. I'm surprised ruger doesent throw a wood stock on it from the factory as an option.
very close, but it is a tacoma pre-runner actually. and yup, ruger doesn't make stainless minis with wood stocks from factory anymore. so if you want this look, you have to do yourself now.

Pet-Rock Man, that thing really looks great man

Awesome job!
thanks, i really dig my mini.

patriotpower I think a Mo-Reaper in black would look great. How is the cheek weld with scope setup?
i already got the accu-strut in stainless, which imo looks sweet! but the mo-rod & reaper looks good as well.

don't have the dms-1 anymore, it just didn't do it for me. went to the redfield revolution 2-7, and i don't think i'll ever put another scope on my mini....its perfect! no problems with a great cheek weld, my scope sits pretty low on medium QD rings that barley clear the sights.

thanks all for the positive comments.
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What buttpad is that and does it reduce recoil?
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Originally Posted by Pet-Rock View Post
What buttpad is that and does it reduce recoil?
here you go. i added it mainly for length & looks. never noticed much difference with recoil, but i guess it has to help some.

oh, and that butt pad will ONLY fit the older, curved stocks as far as i can tell.

SEMI-AUTO RIFLE RECOIL PAD - Brownells

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Dang, too bad its only for the onlder ones
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Originally Posted by Pet-Rock View Post
Dang, too bad its only for the onlder ones
just so i'm clear, i'm talking about the older stocks. the older stocks will fit the new model (580+) mini 14's. and the older stocks can be found everywhere. even midway.

Ruger Rifle Stock Wood Buttplate Ruger Mini-14 Stainless & Blued Wood

i actually prefer the older curved stocks myself. i sought one out when i was looking to replace my plastic stock, got lucky and got mine from numrich for $38. those are gone now.

my mini is a 580, my older style stock fits like a glove.
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Less is more Hawkguy. You have a really classic looking Mini. It looks like Perfection to me. kwg
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Originally Posted by kwg020 View Post
Less is more Hawkguy. You have a really classic looking Mini. It looks like Perfection to me. kwg
thanks, kwg.
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Oh wow.. really nice and classy. Don't change another thing to it!
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Looks real nice, hawk. Classic.
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