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I would like to know what bipod would be the best with the mini 14, I'm really looking for something that works well, but not to much with the cash.

I do think that the bipods that are on the barrel, a little strange as I think it would mark the barrel?

If you can, could you put the location of the website, that has the bipod.

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gunrunner12, i have a harris lm1 9-13'' on my mini with the mini14 bipod adapter . www.uws.com has them for 60 bucks.hope this helps, they are kinda expensive but worth it.
 

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Pardon me gunrunner, if I may squeeze in a couple of related questions for the boogeyman? How does your Harris adapter fasten to your mini?, and would you recommend the S (swivel model) or the std model? also does the pods have a quick disconnect from the adaptor? thanks
 

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THE HARRIS BIPOD ATTACHES VIA M14 ADAPTER THAT ATTACHED TO THE FRONT SLING RING. I HAVE A HARRIS FOR MY GUN AND LOVE IT. IF YOUR SHOOTING VARMITS, IT'S PERFECT. GET THE ONE WITH THE SWIVEL YOU WILL THANK YOUR SELF LATER. ALL IN ALL YOU WILL SPEND ABOUT $100. ALSO GET THE ONE THAT WILL EXTEND TO 25 OR 27 INCHES. HARRIS HAS BEEN THE BEST ONE THAT I HAVE FOUND FOR MY GUNS.

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as oosk said they are nice. they are light and sturdy. the S models are the top of the line the ability to cant and swivel are really nice when you want to switch targets, follow game and level the thing on uneven surfaces.i plan to put the shotgun adapter and 27 inch model for turkeys. another way is the versa pod just to give you options, it uses a stud to attach to the bipod(not sure how it gets attached to stock) and can be fitted to any gun with the versa pod adapter. so you have fun making up your mind on the one you want. later, josh
 

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Hi guys

Comments from boogeyman,
swivel are really nice when you want to switch targets, follow game and

//// So how far can you turn the S harris bipod, in degrees?

I have never seen a S harris turn so you can change target.

The S harris, changes in Roll ( if your on a hill for example )

If there is a harris that changes in degrees then please let me know, as this would be great. 6 months ago I call my local gun dealers & they said there was not any bipod on the market today, that changes in degrees.

I do have an S Harris bipod myself but I will have to buy the conversion to mini 14.

The bipod is on my ruger 10/22

What about this bipod he third one down
http://www.gunaccessories.com/ati/bipods/index.asp
 

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gunrunner, Because the mini has such a flimsy barrel I'd be afraid what it would do to the accuracy? Anyone ever use these before? but the price looks good!
 

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Gunrunner--You may be aggrivating an already poor situation buy using a Bipod that attaches to the barrel. Remember the flimsy barrel is our greatest deterant to accuracy with the Mini-14. Harris makes a fine bipod but I'm not crazy about the way they attach it to the gasblock of the Mini. I'm fooling around with a way to mount the Harris bipod to the stock. I'm using a Hogue Overmolded stock & the problem it to make a sturdy attachment point. I'm thinking of using thier flange nut mount with some epoxy.

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Originally posted by bushwack
Gunrunner--You may be aggrivating an already poor situation buy using a Bipod that attaches to the barrel. Remember the flimsy barrel is our greatest deterant to accuracy with the Mini-14.

Good shooting
Bushwack
Indeed it is flimsy... However, that may be exactly a reason a bipod like that might actually HELP the accuracy?!?! Lets try it and find out. :D
 

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Just read a review on the versa-pods, from sniper country. They said in a top heavy rifle with a scope; their test model fell over 5 times, the legs flex and are too close together. They had one break and it seemed to be made of pot metal. The b-square seems to be sturdy, it swivels (roll axis), and it pans (yaws axis), but I can't find an adapter for the mini. The Harris makes refference to swivel, but not about pan. Does anyone know for shure? Even if it dosen't it seems the lesser of the evils, and seems sturdy built. ***bushwack, if you proceed with installation of the QD sling stud on your hogue, let us know how it turns out as I'm thinking the same thing.
 

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If I remember right from my "old" shootin' days, and God knows who else, you shouldn't attach a bipod to the barrel if your shootin' for accuracy. If shooting at long range, and with a scope, believe it or not, attaching to the barrel will jump the shot off by just hairs at the muzzel but be inches off at the target down range. As I was instructed, always have a support on the wood or stock of the gun and not resting on the barrel. It will make a difference.
The Harris bipods that I have used works great on the mini and also on my HB 10/22. The Harris attaches quick to the QD stud and takes just seconds to put on another gun. With the mini you do need the adapter. I like my Harris.

Mike
 

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Yes I agree, I will buy the adapter for my Harris bipod.

How much are the adapter? guess it will be around 30 American?.

I was thinking of putting something on the end of the barrel, to increase the accuracy.

I have been thinking of the reflex suppressor but this may be way to much money. The reason are because of the weight & stops the flash & reduces recoil & people get confused of were you are shooting from.

http://www.guns.connect.fi/rs/general.html

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The adapter runs around $15 US. As far as on the end of the barrel, I have a flash brake that you will see on most all pre-bans. With this I have little or no recoil and great accuracy at 100 yrds. There are several of these out there and in different configurations.

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AHHH!! Gunrunner must be from a country with a liberal outlook on gun laws. Here in the states the inflated price of a suppressor along with Uncle's $200 tax makes them too pricey for this old man. I'm afraid if I had one though I'd have to buy a rifle rack for my pickup just to tick off the antigun Nazi's.

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in responce to gunrunner, the harris S will move side to side but you are limited by your bodys flexibility(it's not designed to be moved 360 more like60-70 degrees). the versa pod falling over is not good, i'm glad i never bought one. my h-bar 10/22 and mini have harris's, the target 10/22 is awsome with it on (groups are very small) . now go play.... i'm going to it's saturday!!!!
 

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I bought am Uncle Mikes sling post kit, (about $9.00) and mounted a post approximately 1" before the end of the stock. All you need to mount one is a couple of drill bits, a little epoxy for extra holding power, and maybe a hacksaw in case the post threads are to long for your stock thickness. I then mount my Harris bipod to this post, that way it dosen't put any pressure on your barrell when shooting, this also helps improve accuracy if you utilize your sling, instead of using the sling loop that is on the gas block.
 

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In reference to the flimsy barrel. I tied a piece of para-cord around a tree and put the barrel of my mini through the cord in order to support the barrel for better accuracy. (I saw it in a movie once.) What I was afraid that might be a result of this technique, became true. Because of the way I was positioned relative to the tree, the barrel was being pulled up and to the left ever so slightly. It was enough to pull my groups up and to the left 6" at 50yrds! After shooting another group with the same result, I decided against ever using this technique again.
 

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Ok I got out my calipers & did some measurements just to satisfy my curiousity. The barrel on my SS Ranch model has a .575" diameter at the gas block. If you figure a bore of .224" (which should be close) this leaves you with a thickness of .1755"
that's not much metal between the bullet & the wild blue yonder. Taking into account the violent slamming back & forth of the operating rod I'm surprised we can get the groups we do get. This makes me wonder how accurate the Mini would be as a single shot. If you were to replace the gas bushing with a solid piece to keep the operating rod from moving would the rifle gain any accuracy? I wish I had access to a lathe.

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Yea, and while yer at it with the lathey, ye kin make me a proper barrel, fer my mini, sos I kin shoot me dinner, and git rid of de hungries mon!:p Jes kidden som, jes gettin tired o eatn crawfish & gater.
 
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