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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
somewhere I saw a thread which talked about altering the
gas bushing (?) to reduce the throw of ejected cartridges.
I didn't measure the distance on mine, but some guy wasn't
happy about my bouncing them off his car in the parking lot
behind the firing line.

What is it I need to get, and where do I get it? Does changing
the spring also help?

I'm sure glad I found this site. I bought a mini, put a $120
scope on it, and found myself getting 6-8" groups at 100
yards, shooting 4 different loads from a rest. I was about
to junk it, but now I will work with it for awhile.
 

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My suggestion: Buy a brass catcher. You'll find a thread somewhere on this forum with pictures.

Also, buy a double-brake (another thread, under "accurizing the Mini-14"). I've had great result with it, as have a few others on this forum. Shrunk my groups to 1.5-2" @100 yards. Results vary quite a bit though. Your mileage may vary.
 

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A brass catcher isn't what I had in mind. The previous thread
I saw indicated that there was some component to the gas
system that could be changed, with different sized ports (?),
which would cut downon the problem.
Whoever posted said he was throwing empties 50 feet, but
found ?????, with three different sizes, which cut the ejection
range to 10 feet? 0r was I dreaming?
Also, I already ordered the the double brake, and thank you for the suggestion.
 

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The different size holes in the gas block bushing allow different amounts of gas to cycle the action, the bigger the hole the more force that is put in to the action cycle. By using a bushing that cycles the action just enough to function it lessens the dynamic forces that may cause accuracy problems.
 

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i also am going with the gas block bushing, not that i have a problem with ejection patterns(they consistantly throw 10 yds at my 3-4 o'clock) but want to tune my gun to the hilt!. as for the main spring if in doubt change it with a stock one or an extra power one you decide, stock is fine, but if you want to have your bolt to lock up with greater consistancy go with extra power. hope it helps. later
 

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Beav, thank you for the information. Cajungeo told me
where I can find the bushings, so I'll give it a try.
 

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Hey there daj When ya install the muzzle break, and the gas bushings, and find the ammo your mini likes, you will be smilling. Your groups will be at least half as small as they are now. Just keep reading the forum, even the moldy oldies. There is a lot of info here. I've read them all, back to day 1. It took several days, but I learned alot. Let us know how things turn out.
 
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