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mini 14 not accurate

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by endebt, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. endebt

    endebt Active Member

    I have 2 mini 14"s and 1 mini 30. They have never been tack drivers, but shot ok at 50 yrs or so. The last couple times a yok jumped up i have missed. I layed it off on being 64 years old. Today i shot them in on a bench and they don"t want to pattern. I read a thread somewhere about a barrel stabalizer. It bolts on the barrel. It was suppose to take the whip out of these barrels. Any one with any information i sure woluld be thankful for the information,
  2. ZombiesAhead

    ZombiesAhead Well-Known Member

    Well, hopefully your rifles shouldn't "pattern." Shotguns pattern. And what's a "yok"?

    Anyway, I think you are referring to the "Accu-Strut." I'm not very familiar with them but many Mini owners swear by them to prevent barrel flex. Try browsing perfectunion.com for some very good Mini-specific information.
  3. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    Today i shot them in on a bench and they don"t want to pattern.

    Ruger Minis aren't known for their accuracy but you have to put a heck of a lot of rounds through them before that accuracy they have goes. I'd suggest have a good shooter you know try them out and see how he does before you go spend money on anything.
  4. frankiestoys

    frankiestoys Well-Known Member

    I have the new ss with a synthetic stock and the heavier barrel . I installed a nikon prostaff scope had a trigger job done and also installed a accu-strut to it. It is still not a tack driver but it will shoot 1 inch groups at 50 yrds. From what i hear from other owners, that's not bad.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2009
  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I expect pie plate accuracy at 100 yds with them. Good enough for what I use it for.
  6. FlyinBryan

    FlyinBryan Well-Known Member

    agreed, i dont know what got lost in the translation because m1a/m14/garand rifles are superbly accurate by comparison.

    thats awesome for a mini14, at least compared to the one i had, and others ive shot. in fact, if mine had been as accurate as yours i would surely still have it.
  7. endebt

    endebt Active Member

    can you tell me where you got the accu-strut
  8. pbratton

    pbratton Well-Known Member

    try accu-strut.com
  9. frankiestoys

    frankiestoys Well-Known Member

    just google Accu-strut or theres another style called the Har-Bar
  10. lions

    lions Well-Known Member

    I think he means "yote", as in coyote. That is what my grandpa calls them. And yes, is should rhyme with "coat".
  11. Bass Killer

    Bass Killer Well-Known Member

    Thats why i wont own one, very unaccurate. After using a M16A2 and M4 the Ruger just seems flawed and a short distance shooter. Ive heard about some changes being made and the new models being better? I dont know? Go SR-556
  12. endebt

    endebt Active Member

    I want to thank yall for you help. I will try to spell better next. And maybe not be such a bother. Thanks again.
  13. frankiestoys

    frankiestoys Well-Known Member

    no bother at all
  14. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Well-Known Member

    Really no bother we are all here to exchange information and opinions. Why some feel the need to correct even the slightest of spelling and grammar errors I cannot understand. Dont worry about it.
  15. ZombiesAhead

    ZombiesAhead Well-Known Member

    Bass Killer:

    C'mon, seriously? It's no target rifle but "very unaccurate" is not at all correct.
  16. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    Endebt go to www.perfectunion.com for all things mini-14. You can find links to the strut builders and several threads for making your own strut.
  17. PzGren

    PzGren Well-Known Member

    A friend has a surprisingly accurate Mini14, it has a composite stock and a flash hider.
  18. Bass Killer

    Bass Killer Well-Known Member

    Compare to a M16A2?

    Short range rifle, not at all close to a AR or a AR variant.
  19. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    The Minis I've had did well with three-shot groups. With the Weaver K4, I regularly got around 1.5 MOA. First shots reliably went to the same place as the day or week or month before, which is all a hunter needs.

    As far as the A2, the heavier barrel lends itself better to five-shot groups. Better than my first standard-variety AR, back around 1980-ish or thereabouts.
  20. A-FIXER

    A-FIXER Well-Known Member

    I agree as well I placed an yhm flash hider to support the suppressor but without the suppressor it shoots well under 2'' at 100 yrds with an scope atop of it and thats with a hot used barrel I do think as well that the added weight does make a difference not being a gunsmith but a avid sporting (for enjoyment) shooter it does well for me and I still think the hard trigger pull has alot to add to it being a non-tack driver but just an normal guy not a sniper-expert or thinking i'm one. just one that like to shoot as often as I get a chance when life and work allows.

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