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What's your favorite Mini 14 flash suppressor/muzzle brake? I don't yet have one but really like the M14 looking types (choate, etc). Do any of them show any gains/losses in accuracy?

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What's your favorite Mini 14 flash suppressor/muzzle brake? I don't yet have one but really like the M14 looking types (choate, etc). Do any of them show any gains/losses in accuracy?

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I did see a slight improvment in accuracy when I installed the Choate M14 style on my Mini 14, I installed the Choate Birdcage M2 style on my Mini 30 (580 ) series, don't know what it has done for my accuracy, I just put it on, I didin't like the Manson style at all and it did nothing for accuracy or recoil managment.
 

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I like the old Eagle flash suppressor with the Eagle barrel shroud.I have a black setup on my mini-14 and a stainless on my 30.I have a couple sets of each still in the package too.You see them on Ebay a couple times a year and they bring good money.
 

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On my Mini-14, I have the Choate M-14 style. It has improved the barrel harmonics and provides a better sight picture as well as a thinner front sight.

On my Ranch Rifles with threaded barrels I have gone with the Smith Good Iron muzzle brake. It is very effective at reducing felt recoil and allowing faster follow-up shots.
 
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On my Mini-14, I have the Choate M-14 style. It has improved the barrel harmonics and provides a better sight picture as well as a thinner front sight.

On my Ranch Rifles with threaded barrels I have gone with the Smith Good Iron muzzle brake. It is very effective at reducing felt recoil and allowing faster follow-up shots.
I am getting the M-14 style installed on my Mini Ranch.

I was wondering about that front sight. I liked the Ruger sight but it was too wide for 100 yard targets. The narrower blade would make sense.

Can't wait to get my Mini back from the smith and give it a try.
 

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Mo-Reaper period, even with my questionable eyesight. I only shoot iron sights for the Mini. Factory blade sight is way too wide and covers a 3" bulls eye at 100 yards and then becomes a guessing game for me. Plenty of threads on here that debate the sight picture. Pick the one you feel most comfortable with.
 

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Thanks for the responses guys. I checked Choate again, looks likek they removed the m-14 style flash suppressor from their website. Did they stop making them?
 

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I had two of the M14 style Choates, and both cracked. The first one actually peeled open one of the slats like a banana. The birdcage is holding up nicely and is a better design IMO.
To their credit, Choate's service was excellent.
I think the M14 style is heat sensitive, and the sharp edges of the casting allow for stress cracks once things start expanding.
 

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I prefer the smallest knob hanging off the end of the barrel that I can get by with.

The AR 15 style flash hiders are my personal preference. I like this one by Vitor but the 7.62 only comes in a 5/8th's thread.



My gun barrel mic's at .620 which is .005 short of 5/8ths. I don't know if I can cut a 5/8ths thread for this or not. If not I would have to get an adapter for it.

Vitor's stuff is a bit pricey but looks fairly well made.
 

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I am a seasoned shooter, but a new Mini 14 owner. I searched "Google Images Mini 14" and
I chose the Choate Bird cage flash hider. It is the copy of the M1-A flash hider, to install you must remove the old front sight and drill a slot in the barrel where the new pin go's.
I have a Mini 14 Stainless 186 series and it was pretty easy, i strongly recommend using a drill press. Some reviews I read stated it had to be installed by a gunsmith. I also installed a M1-A style fore end top hand guard and the rifle turns allot of heads at the range !
 

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I am liking the Mo-Reaper so far. I installed it last week. I have put about 150 rnds through my Mini-30 with it and it seems to have helped the accuracy. The accuracy was good out of the box but it is even better with the Mo-Reaper installed.
 

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Appreciate all the replies again ya'll.

Bolero, both cracked??? That kinda puts a major damper on wanting to get one. When you spoke with Choate CS about it, did they say anything like "this is the first we heard about this" or was it like "yeah...we've had a few of these come back for that reason"? Wondering if that's why they stopped production? Might have to change my game plan now.
 

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I am liking the Mo-Reaper so far. I installed it last week. I have put about 150 rnds through my Mini-30 with it and it seems to have helped the accuracy. The accuracy was good out of the box but it is even better with the Mo-Reaper installed.
Ditto, its quality and actually works against recoil in my M30.

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Hi, my favorite flash suppressor for the Min-14 is the Choate:
Choate Flash Hider Front Sight Ruger Mini-14 SS
that now is in a junk drawer. Since the new socialist NYSafe law in NYS, my Choate flash hider made my Mini-14 an assault rifle. Rather than register the combination, I removed the Choate. The Choate flash hider decreased my group size by half on my pencil Mini-14 barrel. Sorry to have removed it.

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Richard
 
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