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Hello all.

At your recommendations, I sent my new Mini's trigger to Mike Knifong for his trigger job (as well as his gas port kit and his bedding video). He said it'd take about two weeks, but I got it back in a little over a week, and MAN, that trigger is sweet.

The man does good work. He sure seems to know the Mini. Do yourself a favor, and look him up. You won't regret it. ;)

I'll post again with a range report later.
 

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just sent mine in too ... hope to receive it soon. Ever since I broke in my Mini, it's been shooting better, and with you guys' recommendation to get Mike's combo deal, I'm getting even more excited!
 

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Okay, finally took the Mini to the range yesterday.

Best 5-shot group was 2.5" at 100 yds. with Black Hills ammo. 4-5" groups were more the norm, however.

I haven't bedded it yet, so there's still room for improvement. So far, I've installed the BW double brake and Buffertech recoil buffer, Hogue stock, had Mike Knifong's trigger job, and installed his reduced recoil gas port.

First 150 shots through the barrel, too, so it might get better after a few hundred more rounds.

Sure is a fun little rifle. :D

Can't get the A-Team theme out of my head, though....
 

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Hey kung-pow, thats not too bad for iron sights. With my eyesight my groups would probably be larger than that.

Bedding my stock tightened my average groups by 3/4" at 100 yds, and got rid of the flyers. You may also keep searching for the ammo your mini likes. It may like a different brand, weight even more, and hopefully it is not expensive. My mini likes 45 gr winchester varmint. about $9 for a box of 40. Avg is 1.5". Of course I shoot with a scope, which will be a big diff, also Honeing ones shooting skills is the biggest improvement a shooter can make. I keep a rang log, and document range conditions, type of ammo, measure each group, and average every time I do a mod. or change ammo. Before, and after. Thats the only way I can see if the mod or ammo is better than before or should I go back to what I had . Eventually you will get to the place where you are happy with things the way they are. For me half the fun is gettin there :D
 

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I also just started a Mini-14 project. Mike turned the trigger around in eight days including shipping both ways. It works great.

I'll post the rest of the results when I'm finished, but the basic layout of the gun will be as follows:

K/Mini-14, non ranch version.
Ruger laminated stock replacing the factory AllWeather version.
Ashley Outdoors rear ghost ring sight.
Choate front sight flashhider combo, stainless.
Barrel cut & FH installed to a lenght of 16.5"
Mikes' trigger, buffer kit and a glass bed job.
Rubber buttplate installed.

I live in the country and we will keep this gun for home protection use, behind the back door. Finished with the gunsmiths fees, it should be under $725. If it shoots into 2moa, I'll be happy.
 

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Welcome to the forum F224. You probably already know, but incase you don't, each mini is different in the ammo it likes. You might want to get a couple boxes of several types of ammo, to see what your mini likes, before buying a large quantity.
 
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