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Im about to buy a mini 14 tactical, catalog number 5847....not the ATI stock. I like the more traditional look. One of the uses for this gun will be hog hunting where I live in Texas. As you know hog hunting is often done at nice. Those with out a light attached to their gun need not apply. Not having one is a good way to get hurt. I love the mini 14...I just can't see how to attach a flashlight to it. I've seen some guys drill into the stock and put picatinny rails on the stock. I like that but seem like a something I'll just totally screw up and regret. Im trying to keep the gun as light as possible with basic optics and a light, thats it. How do I do this and not make it look *******? I've seen some rails that attach to the barrel, no idea if those work with the tapered barrel. I've been doing a lot of looking and Im at my wits end on what to do. Just throw some ideas at me.....please. Thanks!
 

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How about This from the Arms Room? I know it's no scope-mounted spotlight, but seems like it would keep the rifle light and handy, while still keeping you from getting torn up...

 

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Im about to buy a mini 14 tactical, catalog number 5847....not the ATI stock. I like the more traditional look. One of the uses for this gun will be hog hunting where I live in Texas. As you know hog hunting is often done at nice. Those with out a light attached to their gun need not apply. Not having one is a good way to get hurt. I love the mini 14...I just can't see how to attach a flashlight to it. I've seen some guys drill into the stock and put picatinny rails on the stock. I like that but seem like a something I'll just totally screw up and regret. Im trying to keep the gun as light as possible with basic optics and a light, thats it. How do I do this and not make it look *******? I've seen some rails that attach to the barrel, no idea if those work with the tapered barrel. I've been doing a lot of looking and Im at my wits end on what to do. Just throw some ideas at me.....please. Thanks!
Amazon.com: UTG Deluxe Tri-Rail Barrel Mount: Sports & Outdoors

all you need.
if you get 2 you can make your own stut with them too if you like.
they fit my tapered. but i did in end slide it a bit forward like inch or so.
 

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How about This from the Arms Room? I know it's no scope-mounted spotlight, but seems like it would keep the rifle light and handy, while still keeping you from getting torn up...

Does that fit on the tapered barrel version on the mini 14? I do like that. And I e-mailed the company last night. Have not heard back as of yet, but since it was only last night they probably haven't gotten my question yet.
 

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Rifle Light/Laser Rail Dual Barrel Mount Ruger Mini-30 10/22 223 7.62x39 9mm 308 | eBay

Smaller version like viperrt1 posted

I got one of these to hold the light. It's very well made and light weight. It quickly adjusts to whatever angle you like. Works great!
Tactical 5 Position Flashlight Laser Mount Picatinny Rail Weaver Rail USA | eBay
Thanks for the input? Any way you could post a picture of how it looks on your gun? Ascetics and function matter a lot. If Im asking to much of you then please ignore.

Thanks again.
 

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Does that fit on the tapered barrel version on the mini 14? I do like that. And I e-mailed the company last night. Have not heard back as of yet, but since it was only last night they probably haven't gotten my question yet.
I'm not positive about whether it'll fit a tapered barrel. But Lee Hadaway (The Arms Room) is the manufacturer -- I'm sure when you hear back from him he'll say that it can be done.
 

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I'm not positive about whether it'll fit a tapered barrel. But Lee Hadaway (The Arms Room) is the manufacturer -- I'm sure when you hear back from him he'll say that it can be done.
I heard back from Lee. He says it an extra $10 for my gun because he has to open it up. So there you go. Thanks for the info guys. I'll have to make a decision soon as to what I want to go with.
 

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Does that fit on the tapered barrel version on the mini 14? I do like that. And I e-mailed the company last night. Have not heard back as of yet, but since it was only last night they probably haven't gotten my question yet.
He may have one that fits, but the regular model doesn't, when I get time I'm gonna measure and see if I can open one up. My fault, ordered two of the regular model without thinking. The gun it's made for looks great with it on.
 

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Wow I've never even seen those before. I'm wondering, are hogs hunted the same as coyotes, will the lights be used in the same way?
Where I used to live and hunt hogs night hunting of them was not legal, so without saying anything to incriminate myself I will say that spotlighting hogs at night with a powerful light will not spook them but noise or if they scent you will. Just a snapping twig under foot will send them scampering.
 

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AND a really really good

flash suppressor or you'll be night blind the rest of the night from your first shot.
Check out U tube for mini barrel flash videos.
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Thanks for the input? Any way you could post a picture of how it looks on your gun? Ascetics and function matter a lot. If Im asking to much of you then please ignore.

Thanks again.
Sorry, totally missed this post. I can't upload pictures right now. Computer is busted. Using phone only right now.

It's actually on my strut, but will go on the barrel.

This is it on the photo gallery:
http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/atta...3d1334199444-post-your-mini-porn-dscn2168-jpg

You can see the mount. Just without the light
 
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