Is this it? Here it is.
Originally Posted by pbrktrt
this does resemble something i have. just can't put my finger on it.
Well here it is pbrktrt.
It looks like an "accu-strut" because it [the prototype] was inspired by the "accu-strut".
Like many here on the forum I was excited to hear of the quick fix for the mini-14 accuracy problem. Like most here that were interested in it, I grew increasingly impatient, and frustrated as release dates came and went. So out of frustration I finally made my own like some others here had.
As sometimes things do, this accu-strut wana-be turned out better than I had expected. I made a few mistakes before I got to the one that fit right, but those mistakes [clamps] turned into accessory holders for a laser, and then I made one for a flash light. Now I'm really excited about this new style apparatus I've assembled. Even more of a rush was the 100 yard groups I was now able to get. I wanted a professinaly machined one to be able to proudly display this apparatus. I approched several machine shops before I found one that would even consider doing it. The only problem was to get them to do it I would have to order a minimum of "100" units. WOW. Now what do I do? I want one real bad. I know of a bunch of other guys who want one real bad too [accu-strut of corse]. So I go for it. I want the best I can get. I want a maintenance free, military tough unit that fits the mini-14 perfect [like a glove], and can be moved from barrel to barrel with ease when a barrel change becomes necessary. So now I have this apparatus that resembles an accu-strut, but it isn't. Since the clamps seem to have a harmonizing effect on the barrel, and the bar has also become an accesory rail....."Har-Bar"...... seemed to cover it
There were guys also asking for stainless units so it seemed natural to make them all out of the same material so every one was exactaly the same , and would act exactaly the same reguardless of the color.
I have been called a thief of ideas by the inventor of the accu-strut, but when he, or [anybody] announces an idea, or item to the world it becomes a gift to the world unless the author has secured the rights to this item, or idea at least within a year of that announcment with a provisional patent at a minimum. So the Har-Bar is here, and has been here for well over a year. I waited for a long time for the accu-strut to come to the market out of respect, and appreciation for the idea that caused the Har-Bar to be created. I was critisized by family, and frends for sticking so much of my money from my retirement savings [self employed. no pension] into this product and then sitting on it. So here we go, and what will be will be.I'm enjoying mine, and I really like the latest accessory "Bipod". The bar mount keeps it off my stock so I can change to my Ruger factory folder, and the bipod is still with the action.......I'm starting to babble.....More later.
Last edited by Rogco; 07-10-2007 at 17:43.
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