I'm Back! What a great time..as usual. The Mini performed flawlessly. Any dog that popped up under 250 yards was vaporized. No lie. First shot kills not a problem , If I wounded one(which happens every now & then) the second shot came quickly. The guy I went with & his brother , have two DPMS bull barrels with all the bells & wistles & after they saw what I was doing with the Mini- & after they shot the Mini, they agreed that the AR's will go on the selling block & they'll be ordering full bull barrel Minis from Accuracy in Colorado. I too will be ordering a full bull barrel Mini from this same company, my reasoning is this- If a muzzle weighted barrel with a little bedding and a trigger job can do this good ,then a fully customized bull barrel thru the gas block-has to be better. One note to the story- I shot over 700 rounds of Black Hills 52gr Match thru the Mini- at the end of the trip we were all plinking in a valley & against my better beliefs I put about four hundred rounds of Wolf thru her. Now the gun is "HOT" really hot. I put in my last mag of wolf cycle the bolt and start glassing for dogs. Only a few minutes.. I spot one squeeze the trigger-click-nothing. Rack the bolt..it won't go. The round is laquered/glued to my bolt face. What a pain in the ass- but I got the round out & could only think it was the famous wolf laquer which melted onto the bolt face. My only problem & that was not a Mini problem..poor ammo problem. All in all a great gun & I cannot wait to tinker with her more. I have pictures but my digital was not working & they are regular 35mm prints. I'll scan them and post. Thanks for listening...HoooooRAA:sniper:
P.S- I also made two 570 yard kills with my Customized Rem700 Sniper rifle(223). Laser ranged to confirm the kill distance.Witnessed by two members of the Varmit Hunters Assoc. -look for the picture in an upcoming issue of Varmit Hunter Mag.