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Hey guys Does the Hogue stock for the Mini 14 have to be bedded or can you use them as they come from store? if not whats the reason for bedding, and how do you bed them? thanks!
 

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Greg---My Hogue overmolded stock fit nice & tight. This doesn't mean that there might not be movement when the rifle is fired. Mike Knifong offers a video on bedding the Mini. I haven't seen it but I understand it does a good job explaining how. Do a search at the upper right hand corner of the page under his name or under bedding & you should find all the information you need.

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I bought a Hogue for mine and finally listened to everyones advice to check for movement and bed the rifle. With the rubber overcoat and the trigger assembly snaped down I didn't think it could move, but take it out and hold the rifle upside down and it will move. At least mine did.
Anyway, long story short. bought the tape, bedded the rifle and got better groups.

The hardest part was breaking the gas bock lose the first time. I stripped a screw and had to drill the head off. I think a couple others had that problem and there is a post on how to fix that, lots of ways to get the screw out besides drilling. Clark even sells gas blocks the take off peoples guns that they rebarrel if it really goes bad. There like 20.00, nothing major.
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I bedded my Hogue. It tightened my average group size by 3/4", and got rid of the flyers. The web site is confusing, as it talks about alum piller bedding included. This is for bolt guns only. If your happy with the way it shoots, then don't bed, but if you want tighter groups, and no strays, bed it. If you drop your trigger group, and wiggle the receiver in the stock side to side, I bet it moves. This is how much it can move while firing. I've read an article, that .010" movement can change your point of aim an inch at 100 yds. This goes for any stock, I don't care who makes it! ;)
 
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