hi all new to the site . really like it alot.i have a problem . my mini 14target is really heavy and as much as i like it , i need to do something about it.so this goes out to all the masters of the mini 14 moders , and smiths. i would like to cut the barrel down to 18'' ,and turn the end as well . i have a friend with a nice lathe ,with a cooling system for cutting as well.can this be done , as here in canada getting another barrel will cost as much as the the gun itself.im using it for coyote ,and my shots are no more than 200 to 250 yards , so 1'' to 2'' shot groups will do.can this be done .what would be other options.cheers.