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Old 05-03-2020, 12:58   #1
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Mini-14/Thirty Bell & Carlson Carbelite Stock

In photos I see that there are provisions for the stock reinforcement screws, hence the stock reinforcement as well.

Did the subject stock use the forend liner and stock cap assembly as well?

Was it considered a drop-in unit or did it require fitting?

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Old 05-04-2020, 08:11   #2
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I can't say that I have ever seen a B&C stock for a Mini. I can't help you much.

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Old 05-16-2020, 15:29   #3
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I have found my answer; it is required. Where did I find the answer; I purchased one.
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So NOT a criticism…a genuine inquiry. What prompted you to make this switch? Perhaps just a failure of imagination on my part, but I am not seeing much difference in the two stocks. What benefits are you obtaining from the new stock that made you take the leap? Inquiring minds want to know.
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My 6.8 has a bell and Carlson stock. My question is where can one get another? It is a fine stock.
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Curious, their web page does not list a stock for the Mini-14, only the Ruger American Ranch.
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Old 05-18-2020, 18:48   #7
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So NOT a criticism…a genuine inquiry. What prompted you to make this switch? Perhaps just a failure of imagination on my part, but I am not seeing much difference in the two stocks. What benefits are you obtaining from the new stock that made you take the leap? Inquiring minds want to know.
The short answer; because I can.

The construction is the quality of the H-S Precision stock sans the aluminum bedding block I have on my Remington 700. It weights 0.4 pounds more than the synthetic stock that came from the factory.
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Curious, their web page does not list a stock for the Mini-14, only the Ruger American Ranch.
I acquired it off eBay. It was new old stock with a few handling dings in the black textured finish.

Now for a custom paint job. The fresh flat black base coat is curing now.
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Old 05-18-2020, 18:54   #9
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My 6.8 has a bell and Carlson stock. My question is where can one get another? It is a fine stock.
I'm putting my 6.8 in it as well. Small world.
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Old 05-19-2020, 04:26   #10
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They made on at some point, but seems to be discontinued.
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:14   #11
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They made on at some point, but seems to be discontinued.
That I believe is the case. Pity, because the B&C I put on a Remmy 700 is one of my favorite stocks. Wish I could get one like it for a Mini 14....

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Old 08-19-2020, 17:08   #12
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I have found my answer; it is required. Where did I find the answer; I purchased one.
Any chance you want to sell it to me or know where I can find one? I'm searching high and low for one of these stocks....
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Interesting. Is the butt plate removable, and, if so, is the butt stock hollow, so that it can be stuffed with recoil-reducing spare parts/tools/ammo?
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Any chance you want to sell it to me or know where I can find one? I'm searching high and low for one of these stocks....
Not a chance. It fits the action like a glove.

(Wish I could figure out how to insert photos without them being a thumbnail.)
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Interesting. Is the butt plate removable, and, if so, is the butt stock hollow, so that it can be stuffed with recoil-reducing spare parts/tools/ammo?
I didn't try removing the recoil pad, so I don't know if it is hollow or not.
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Not a chance. It fits the action like a glove.

(Wish I could figure out how to insert photos without them being a thumbnail.)

Ok.. Really looks great!
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