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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Folks, fairly new to this forum and first thread I've started. I have a 181-series Mini-14GB model, blued, and all-original except for the stock. Short of bedding the stock (I have two - an ATI Strikeforce and the Choate folder that came with it when I bought it used in 1980), I am looking for...
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Just can't help myself, got my first Ruger 3 months ago, now I have 4 :D Here are my prettiest babies, from left to right, 561 mini 30, 356 10/22 and a 580 mini 14, also have a 181 mini 14 but that is a work in progress :) All these 3 are stainless with synthetic stocks. Man the bug sure bites...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have 181 series that I had ASI cut down the barrel and install a muzzle brake. It is now the minimum legal length. I also got some new gas bushings which I started with the smallest size that was .040. The action would not cycle so I installed the largest (.050). It helped but failed to...
  4. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hello everyone. I am new here and I am looking for advive in regarts to purchasing a used Mini 14. I have read about all the accuracy "problems", but here is my reasoning for wanting a Mini: 1) I like the action. It's reliable 2) Caliber- my wife can easily handle it 3) They can be just plain...
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I've had a 180 series for a few years now (180-06*** actually). But for one, it doesn't have the wooden top cover, but what seems to be a 181 series poly cover. In addition to this, it has the threaded flash hider and the recessed front sight/bayonet lug. I've spent a life's eternity milling...
  6. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I have a 181 Mini 14 with the thin factory barrel. I would like info to upgrade to a heaver barrel. I need a gunsmith in Northeastern Oregon to do the job for me. If any one can help me out with this could you send PM. XR750
  7. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I recently decided to add some magnification to my 181 mini, ending up with a 3x9 on a B-Square mount. I was at a local range for a bit sighting it in at about 25 yards. I went out the other day to a buddies place and we were shooting prone on top of his garage looking at about 100-125 yard...
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