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Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30 family of rifles

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Old 02-21-2009, 08:46   #1
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It seems that enough of us have a problem with the ejection of the cartridge damaging the scope on a mini that, necessity being the Mother of Invention, that one of the aftermarket folks would have come up with a deflector. Am I unaware of one out there or not?
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:06   #2
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I made a deflector for my b-square scope base.Hitting the scope mount It works well, and it keeps the brass closer to you. I don't have to walk 1/2 mile to pick up my brass.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:33   #3
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I noticed on Numrich's website that they offer a blued steel shell deflector manufactured by Ruger for less than $10 each:

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Indication is that it requires drilling and tapping to mount, but not sure exactly where it's supposed to be mounted.

Perhaps it attaches to the Boltlock Cover Plate, which is an inexpensive part that could be removed and replaced with an unmodified part when the shooting session is over. Numrich sells the cover plates for less than $3 each:
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:13   #4
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UTG Deluxe Brass Catcher

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... the aftermarket folks would have come up with a deflector.....
I took an AR style brass catcher, that connects with a Velcro strap around the barrel/stock of my "30", just in front of the receiver. And after I tweaked the wire frame a bit, my brass ends up in the "bag" about 90% of the time. The rest end's up usually on the bench next to me. It's got enough play in it to allow me to operate the bolt manually, too. Here's a photo, and Midway has them for about 10 bucks.

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