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Old 06-08-2020, 12:15   #1
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Old style Mini 14 stock

Here is a link to an add for a Mini 14 stock that is for sale. It's an older style with the curved butt plate.


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Old 06-08-2020, 15:04   #2
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Good price!
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Old 06-08-2020, 15:33   #3
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I like the older style stocks, and have come to prefer them over the new ones.
The shorter LOP is more versatile and shoulders fast.

You can deal with a shorter stock much easier than one that is too long.
Better when you have extra clothing or armor on, and better in unorthodox positions.

While the long stock feels good sitting at a bench, try using one bunched up behind cover, shooting downhill.
The old style stock is a bit trimmer too, even if it has more square edges.

The old style curved butt plate isn't as grabby on a shirt as the new style that comes with recoil pad. The curved butt plate can be a bit too slippery, so I put a piece of stick on friction tape on and then they are just right.

Also, if you like the sling top mounted at rear, and side mounted at front ( a vastly improved method of carrying the Mini compared to the bottom mount swivels) you don't have to drill an extra hole in your wood stock, just remove the top butt plate screw and mount your swivel there, same thread in the hole:

I like my Ruger synthetic stock, but for wood, I'll stick with the cool old style ones.

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I like the old style with the curved butt plate as well. Same with my old 10/22. It just fits my shoulder better. I only wish there had been more recoil pad options. I've used the Choate 1-inch thick rubber pad and a steel butt plate in the past. The Choate is my favorite, but not ideal. I wish Ruger had kept the curved design. It's not a deal breaker but it does factor into my quest for a second Mini-30.

I'm not a member of 24hourcampfire, so I can't see the pics. If You could add some pics here I might be tempted to buy it for future Minis.
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Old 06-09-2020, 06:48   #5
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The stock has sold. Thanks for reading the post.

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