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Has anybody tried these .22 conversions for the mini-14. Do they work well? I have one for my AR-15 and it works great just wondering about the mini-14.



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I haven't seen one for the mini yet. Where did you see one? Most every thing else seems to have one, but cost more than if you'd get a 10/22 in the first place.
 

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Hey Sixgun ! I have had one of those kits with 2 mags for many years-10 I think,and I love it !!!! No malfunctions of any kind and fairly accurate with the faster stuff ( mini-mags). It is made by Jonathan Arthur Ciener out of Florida-he advertises in Shotgun News a lot. Quick delivery,as I remember and I am really satisfied-a worthwhile product,about $ 95.00 when I bought it,for my 181 series. Re-conversion back to .223 very simple and quick,too ! I plan on getting his conversion for the .45 auto Colt autos and clones around Christmas. Bill:2guns:
 

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I just bought the Ciener .22 kit for my AC-556. Works great! Had a blast at the range today. The three round burst is great for this cause it runs so fast the mag just dumps in a heartbeat. FYI there are no more 30 rd mags from Ciener. Just 10 rd'ers. I bought mine on ebay and it did have a 30 rd'er. Full auto 10/22's cost around $5,000, so it's a deal for me.
 

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Hey paul, is the conversion easy to install? i.e. how long does it take to install? Is it bulkey could it fit in a back pack? is it heavy?
 

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The bolt and chamber adapter weigh about the same as a 5.56mm bolt. The op rod is 1/8" bent sheet metal, so its light. The recoil spring is lighter than the standard. So, yes, it would fit nicely in a backpack. The box it came in is heavier than the kit, so you would want to buy or make a bag to keep it in. There are enough small pieces that you don't want it loose. It only took me a couple of minutes to install it. Now that I have done it I could do it faster. You just take off your bolt, op rod, and recoil spring, install the chamber adaptor, an install the bolt, op rod , and recoil spring. Piece of cake.
 

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Hmmmmm, I'm going to check into this further. If I could only have one gun, and an adaptor---
 

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Thanks. I used to frequent TFL a lot.
Nice forum you have here.

Another question for those who have used
this conversion. Does having a scope
on the mini-14 get in the way of using this conversion kit? Would the scope have to be taken off to put in the kit
and then put back on?
 

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Originally posted by Sixgun357
Has anybody tried these .22 conversions for the mini-14. Do they work well? I have one for my AR-15 and it works great just wondering about the mini-14.

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I've owned and used the Ciener conversion kit on a MINI-14 but ending up giving it away. It works OK but can lead up the chamber/barrel and is not as accurate as a standard .22 because a .223 barrel is oversized (slightly) for the .22 round. Unless you have a compelling necessity to use this device (shooting range limitation, for example), I would personally recommend investing the cost of the Ciener conversion kit into a .22 rifle instead (Ruger 10-22 is a good choice).
 
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