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Well I have a Butler Creek folding stock for my Mini, feels good, a little tough to get a good sight picture when using open sights. I do have to slightly push the Butler Creek to get it close on mine. However I do like the metal folding stock opposed to the plastic.
 

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I have the BC and like it, but currently have the wood stock on. For a folding stock I thought it gave a pretty good sight picture. For me, my mini was slightly more accurate with the wood stock on but liked how the black stock looked on a stainless mini.
 

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I swapped my synthetic factory stock off my 580 Ranch to a BC folder several weeks ago. This little stock ROCKS !!! I love the feel, and it shoots great. Now I want Mini 30 to do the same with !
 

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BC gets my vote. I had a Choate stock on a 10-22 years ago and hated it, said I'd never buy another one.

 

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Just a DIY Krylon paint job.

The front is an XS night sight and the rear is a repro M1 carbine sight from Brownell.
 

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Hows the paint job holding up?
Pretty well, but then again I'm not as hard on rifles as I use to be. I did the paint job about 17 months ago and the stock is holding up better than the handguard.

I'm getting older so I don't trample through the woods like I use to; most of the wear has come from the rifle rubbing on the rack under the back seat of my truck. In retrospect, I probably should have shot some flat polyurethane on it. Maybe next time. :)
 

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I went with the Choate for one reason only. There is space under the forarm stock liner to mount a rail for a light or grip. A BC does not. Other than that. To me, there is no real difference.
 

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Stock Mod - In progress

Those are some nice looking weapons.

I like the Tapco Stock (top & bot rails std, adj. grip, etc…) but wanted a folder or slider.

So I started building "FrankinStock" The parts are out a the machinist right now but I'll shoot some pic's when I get them back (got a good rate by telling them to do my work as a fill in when they were not busy w/ big jobs).

Here's what it should look like:

Photos for discussion purposes only.

TJ
 

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HI. B C. I put one on my mini and never looked back.
 

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I'm very happy to read that you ignored the misinformation that you received on the Choate stocks:

1. Doesn't lock in closed position.
2. I have read that the Choate stock has some flex to it (especially near gas block), and softens up under warm conditions.

The Choates are made of military-grade Zytel and are the best folding stocks for the Mini-14 period. As far as a longer length of pull longer than the factory stock, most male shooters PREFER the 1-inch longer length of pull. I have two of these stocks by the way, and in twenty years I have not had a single problem with either of them. Choate stated in the 1980s that they were "guaranteed for life. Your's or our's, whichever comes first".
 

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If you'll measure the length of pull that you prefer, Choate will accommodate your request for free. I've always had to send mine back in for an inch longer arm. I always put Choate folders on all of my Mini's, both the 14 and 30, I wouldn't use anything else. The Ruger factory folder looks sweet but it is a wobble machine and the BC unit has always been second place to Choate.
http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/mini-14-mini-30-gallery/73219-post-your-mini-porn-8.html
 

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Another vote for Choate.

I've had one on my 188-series Mini since '93, love it.

Does require a hard push on the button to unlock. Locks tight in the open position.

Don't know how different the newer ones are from the older model I've got?
 
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