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

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:47   #1
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Are all Mini 14 Barrel Stabilizers or Barrel struts the same?

Are all Mini 14 Barrel Stabilizers or Barrel struts the same? I've seen a few different makers online some more expensive than others. Who makes the best one? This would be for a brand new Mini-14.
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for the most part they are. Aluminum clamps, steel rod. Mostly looks is what separates them.

The only one thats different is this one: Mini Strut Bars ZR Tactical Solutions, LLC
The bar is a choice of titanium or aluminum, which is going to weigh less than steel. I ordered the aluminum for my mini 30 tactical. I figure it doesnt need steel or titanium for the thick barrel, but a pure aluminum strut is going to be a great heat sink.
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Looks nice King, let us know how it is when you get it.
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Yes yes, keep us posted. I'd like to hear how an aluminum strut does. I have an old pencil barrel thats been cut, my thought was that the alumnium would still be very rigid if done right and also be a great heat sink too...
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uhg.. USPS mis-routed the package.. so no shooting with it installed today.
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"Are all Mini 14 Barrel Stabilizers or Barrel struts the same?" They all work the same, or accomplish the same purpose.

"Who makes the best one?" Different folks here have different brands and some have made their own. This is a Ford/Chevy question with the answer being, "It depends on your own preferance".

Personally I bought an Accu-Strut for my "skinny" barrel 580 series. I like how it looks, like what it does, and got great support from the vendor (NEST Engineering) who is in this forum.

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Sponsor says Har-Bar and swears by it. Another post recently is a big Fan of Mo-Rod. I see one is well above the other; in cost , but very similar in looks. What's the verdict?
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Originally Posted by KingANuthin View Post
uhg.. USPS mis-routed the package.. so no shooting with it installed today.
King,

Please post a photo once your strut is installed. I'm curious how it looks on the tapered barrel tactical Mini.
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Originally Posted by ctyankee View Post
King,

Please post a photo once your strut is installed. I'm curious how it looks on the tapered barrel tactical Mini.
i dont have a tapered barrel. I have the full .760 mini 30 tactical barrel.
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Originally Posted by KingANuthin View Post
The bar is a choice of titanium or aluminum, which is going to weigh less than steel.
I think that they only make aluminum. The titanium is a color option.
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Originally Posted by Hojji1 View Post
I think that they only make aluminum. The titanium is a color option.
no, Ive talked to him. They do offer titanium, which is recommended for the pencil barrels. But since the newer barrels dont need as much support, he suggests the aluminum.
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I stand corrected. The titanium strut info is on a different page, Why Choose ZRTS? ZR Tactical Solutions, LLC ,
than the one to purchase the strut. Any idea how much the titanium one costs? I could not find it for sale on the site.
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Originally Posted by KingANuthin View Post
for the most part they are. Aluminum clamps, steel rod. Mostly looks is what separates them.

The only one thats different is this one: Mini Strut Bars ZR Tactical Solutions, LLC
The bar is a choice of titanium or aluminum, which is going to weigh less than steel. I ordered the aluminum for my mini 30 tactical. I figure it doesnt need steel or titanium for the thick barrel, but a pure aluminum strut is going to be a great heat sink.


Thanks for the link King. This strut is a little cheaper than the others out there. My question is are there any people out there that have the ZR strut that would like to post a review?
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Originally Posted by Hojji1 View Post
I stand corrected. The titanium strut info is on a different page, Why Choose ZRTS? ZR Tactical Solutions, LLC ,
than the one to purchase the strut. Any idea how much the titanium one costs? I could not find it for sale on the site.
I just looked for you. They removed them. In this line "These accurizing devices are machined from solid AL 6061 billet." use to include the titanium too. Guess they are done with those.
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great info!
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We are bringing Ti back. We stopped making them due to cost and difficulty of machining Titanium. message us or wait a couple days and titanium will bring back. The Ti gubkote is a perfect match for the ruger stainless as is bead blasted titanium metal


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I built mine back when NEST Engineering was working on his first strut. I made mine out of a Great Neck flashlight filled with rubber stoppers the last one notched to fit the gas block and two tac-star flashlight mounts. Still not cheap it cost me 50.00 to make mine and i still had to put a finish on it.
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