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Just received my Mini back from ASI. As I am in Canada, it was a perilous journey from here to Colorado and back, with more than a few delays. All in all it took over three months to get the work done from the time I sent it. Here is what Carl did:

1) 22" Douglas premium stainless .920" full length barrel with matte finish
2) heavy gas block for .920"
3) trigger job
4) bedded receiver

First impressions are that it is a quality job with attention to detail and finish, but the real test will be when I break in the barrel and shoot a few groups. If my Mini shoots the sub-MOA that ASI guarantees, the coyotes will be getting a lot of lead this Christmas season.

I will post results of my shooting later this week.
 

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It was ugly...just under $800 US ($1300 Canadian) + another $75 for customs, but up here, I can't legally use an AR type rifle for hunting, so it was worth it if it performs as promised.
 

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How much does it weigh now? Been thinking about getting one in .750, 22 inch .920 must weigh a lot!
I've spoken to Carl a few times now, and he is very helpful and patient.
 

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I was worried about balance too and almost went with a 20", but I'm glad I stuck with the 22" as the weight in the front is just right. 22" gives a bit more velocity and bullet stability (I think). Overall, gun is heavier but feels great when shooting freehand.
 

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the coyotes will be getting a lot of lead this Christmas season.
I bet the yotes up your way have very thick pelts. Do you sell them to the fur company? We have a bounty on Neutras, down heah. $4 per tail. (the neutra is a 20 lb rat like critter with its Breasticles on its back to feed its young in water. It crawled up heah from the the southern america.)

The .920 isn't heavy, it's heafty. I have 2 on my 10/22's. I can shoot them with one hand, but not as steady as 2 hands. I do it once in a while to remind my right arm/hand to put on some shoulder pressure. (An ole Marine thing).
BTW do you have some Cajun in ya?
 

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Funny, you bring up neutras. I watched an episode of "Insomniac" and he was in New Orleans riding with the Cops while they went on a neutra hunt. They were using a Ruger 10/22 with a big 1,000,000 candle-power spotlight, shooting them from the back of a moving pickup truck at night. Just driving along the canals popping them. Dave Attel tried it too and plugged a couple. Looked like a ton of wholesome fun!
 

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you guys are gonna have to post a picture of a Neutra. Sounds like a cross between a opossum and muskrat.. I can't find anything thing on the net under Neutra(s). I'm gonna try some Coyotes here in Ohio this year so I have an excuse to buy or build another rifle.
 

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We hunt coyotes up here, and sometimes wolfs, by calling them in with hand calls. They can run in the 50 lb range and may come in 5 at a time, so you need some firepower. The hides are good in the winter season and you can get around $50-$75 per hide. They cause problems with cattle and livestock, so the farmers like when you come thin them out, as there are a lot running around. I will post some hunting pictures when I get a chance.
 

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yep dats dem. Louisiana hopes to get 300,000 of them this year, as the coast line here is eroading rapidly, and the neutras I mean nutrias are one of the causes.
They can run in the 50 lb range and may come in 5 at a time, so you need some firepower. The hides are good in the winter season and you can get around $50-$75 per hide. They cause problems with cattle and livestock, so the farmers like when you come thin them out, as there are a lot running around. I will post some hunting pictures when I get a chance.
Now that sounds like fun! My brother in Colorado, and his neighbor was asked by some ranchers to thin the yotes as they were killing their spring calves. They attack in packs.

Note: Now about your hunting pictures, I grew up on a farm, and hunted all my life. I like hunting pictures, but please do it "tactfully", as we had some pictures posted a while back, and a few members aparently wern't used to seeing a dead animal or blood so they became upset. Just thought I would mention this to avoid anyone from getting upset. I believe if everyone watched Fear Factor on TV, and all the "Stuff" they have to eat, it might toughen people up.:D
 

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I just received my Mini-30 back from ASI last week as well. I had basically the same work done (.900 barrell & hvy gas block), also had a varmint muzzlebrake installed & a trigger job. I have a Hogue that I thought about having bedded but ultimately had the factory unit pinned. Carl polished the barrell/brake which I think came out nicely...I do like the satin as well. I have added a Leupold Mark IV M3 10x that came off my PSS 308 (swapped to a Tasco 20x Super Sniper), but may look at a 3-9x for long term. Now I just need to figure out how to remount the bipod...any ideas?:sniper:
 

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Now thats a beauty! Very nice 30! Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?

Mounting the bipod, do you have a sling swivel stud on the gas block like TMC has? Most bipods come with a std sling stud adaptor.

I am moving your post to our gallery, for all to see. cbarry You own this thread, and other members can comment on it. Welcome Aboard;)

I'm sorry cbarry, I messed up somehow. I split off your post and moved it to the gallery, but the picture didn't make it. It's gone. Could you post another picture in the gallery?:confused:
 

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cbarry: I have a Hogue that I thought about having bedded but ultimately had the factory unit pinned.

What does that mean - having it pinned??

Voruzon.
 

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Pinning a stock involves drilling and tapping holes through the receiver into the stock, then screwing in threaded pins to secure the receiver in the stock. Maintains solid/stable contact and placement of the receiver in the stock for better accuracy/consistency.
 

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cajungeo...I figured out where the gallery was and have reposted a pic. How many pics can I post under my thread? If it will support a few more I can post some close ups of the ASI work on the pinned stock, muzzlebrake and gas block.
 

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If it will support a few more I can post some close ups of the ASI work on the pinned stock, muzzlebrake and gas block.
Yes, please do :D
 
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