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Ive been lurking around here for a few weeks now and really enjoy your forum. I owned a Ruger 10/22 when I was in my early teens and enjoyed shooting very much. I have decided to get back into shooting and due to my love of the 10/22 I have decided my next step is a Mini 14. I have ordered a stainless/synthetic ranch model and it should be in soon. I have also ordered a Black Warrior muzzle brake for it. I have read all of the posts regarding accurizing the rifle and besides the muzzle brake I intend to bed it and eventually send it in to Mike for the trigger job and gas kit. I have no need for a super accurate rifle and if I was able to get close to a 2" group size, as I see many of you have, I would be more than satisfied.

I am a college student, in my 4th year of an electrical engineering degree and besides not having a lot of free time I also dont have many tools or any space to work on an object the size of a rifle. Due to these concerns I dont think that bedding the rifle myself is not a good idea, and I doubt my roomates would really appreciate it either. I would really like to have my rifle professionally bedded. This way I can be sure that it is done right and wont be a hassle for me. Is bedding something that I can have done by most gunsmiths? Does anyone know of a company or a certain smith who specializes in this sort of thing? Im located in the Eastern PA region.

Also in the posts I have read I have seen two different ways of securing the stock to the action/barrel, glass bedding and pinning. Im not exactly positive as to what pinning is, but I was wondering which technique is more effective?

Thanks for the help guys and keep up the great work. This is one of the most helpful and friendly forums I have come across.


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Ok guys,
I have a stainless/synthetic mini. I've thought about bedding but in all honesty I can't figure why I would do that. I have done bedding in the past on bolt guns with wood furniture so I'm familiar with the job. Is there something I'm not seeing in my mini? I've taken the trigger assembly out and looked for movement, but I can't find any. Should I be looking for something else?
Thanks for any info,
Thanks Cajungeo,
I do have a small amout of side to side movement but I really have to push to get any indication. I was more concerned about the contact point of the lower gas block and the forward stock causing problems. In my previous experiences, some rifles with barrel to stock contact are inaccurate. I suspect there is no way to eliminate this on the mini.
I'll have to go to the range as soon as it quits raining and use a bench rest to fully know what I have. Until now, I've been satisfied with it and it is a kick to shoot.
Finally got the gumption to post on this board, and glad I did.
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