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I bought a new Stainless, wood stocked Mini a couple of months ago. I don't know if I like it yet. How fast can you shoot out a barrel? I on a couple of occausions ran it very hot on rapid fire. The salesman said stainless will stand up better to rapid fire is that true? Accuracy I didn't think I would object to but after a few groups I see it is pretty poor - it seems to group all over the paper (slow fire). Am I to understand that a muzzle break will improve accuracy? Thanks for the help - this gun is intended for Iowa fox and coycotes. Loel
 

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Hey Pastor, welcome.

You are at the right place for help with your mini. The Muzzle brake will help according to the folks on this post. I have the GB so that is not an option. Glass bedding the stock helped my groups more than anything. I reload now thanks to cagun and my groups have become pretty impressive for a mini 14. With the help you will recieve from this group and the minor tinkering you could be shootin 1 to 1 1/2" in no time. If your mini is new you might want to consider useing Mike in Oregon, I read here that his work is very impressive. As far as the barrel, Id better let someone else help you with that one.

Good shooting!
 

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Welcome to the forum Pastor. Yep the barrel will get hot under rapid fire. Don't know how quick someone could ruin a barrel. One member fired a 90 rd drum mag untill his barrel changed colors.

I don't let mine get hot, unless my life depended on it. I've riped a 20 rnd mag a couple of times, it does get hot. Not much to do about that except slow it down.

As far as accuracy there are a few nickel, and dime things you can do to at least double your accuracy say at a 100 yds, or any other range for that matter. Use a sand bag, and good shooting technique, and keep the barrel from getting too hot to test for accuracy. I use avg 5 shot groups to record before, and after so I know wheather accuracy is improving.
1. Select ammo your mini likes. (I'm not talking expensive match ammo either). Some will shoot twice as tight a group as others each mini is different.
2. Hang a $19.95 muzzle brake in the end of your barrel, it will cut your groupage in half. It is a user drop in part.
3. Bed your stock. It will tighten Your groups, and get rid of the flyers.
4. Trigger job. I haven't seen many people shoot accurately with a 7 to 9# trigger.

If you do these things, and use good marksmanship you should be able to shoot groups 1 1/2" to 2" with select factory ammo and a scope. Expect a little larger with the peep sights.

Use the search upper right, and enter key words for more info than you can read in a week.
 

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Group dispersion is not that uncommon on a new gun, the rifling is still breaking in, once broken in, it will start to gain preference for different ammos. Groups will open up alot when it's hot. You'll have to experiment with that. I don't run mine hot and on hot summer days pack a beach umbrella to the range. Remember, these a sporter rifles not Assault weapons.
 

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Good point Cajungeo. We are in a very delicate time firearms-wise with the Gov't and the anti-gunners. They could drop a bombshell on us at anytime. And one thing for sure; The next Democrat in the Whitehouse will thoroughly trash us, they'll try to finish what Clinton started... I fear it's a given my friends?
 

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Originally posted by Mengo
Good point Cajungeo. We are in a very delicate time firearms-wise with the Gov't and the anti-gunners. They could drop a bombshell on us at anytime. And one thing for sure; The next Democrat in the Whitehouse will thoroughly trash us, they'll try to finish what Clinton started... I fear it's a given my friends?
Like this guy in there now is out in front leading the charge for repeal of the AW ban?
 
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