Did some small changes on my mini 14.

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  1. CoalCrackerAl

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    Took off the scope rail. Installed the steel rings that came with the rifle. Scope just clears the heat shield. I also put in a rubber washer for a recoil buffer. Hoping this helps my scope getting loose issues.
     
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    And yet, no pickshurs!
     
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    Hope so,

    Aww man can anybody in this place spell? pickchurs
     
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  5. CoalCrackerAl

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    I used blue loctite. Didn't take pics of my work. Here is a pic of the rifle.
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    Ive used the Ruger mounts for many years (with a drop of blue LocTite) and never had one come loose.
     
  7. CoalCrackerAl

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    I like that they are steel.
     
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    Is that a factory trigger?
     
  9. CoalCrackerAl

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    Yes it settled in at 4.5 lb pull weight.
     
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  10. starling

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    looks good. You didnt make it ugly with a bunch of rails and sillyness. Only thing I would add is maybe a simple sling.
     
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    I make my own because I am picky. Slings are pretty easy to put together. For a few dollars you can make something just how you want it.

    I use this place...

    https://www.strapworks.com

    No canvas there but lots of Milspec webbing and hardware in different colors. Just throwing the idea out there. I try to get people to be creative with stuff like this.
     
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    Nice site. I can make one to what i would like. Thanks.:thumbup:
     
  14. David Hoback

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    Yeah, the loose scope problem on the Mini’s are because of their mounting style. Those 25 degree or whatever Dovetail cuts. It’s just a bad a design! Reminds me of the Cetme & HK G3 style on the receiver. Basically a claw mount. And they just can’t hold up to anything. There is no “STOP” which limits forward creep of the scope mount or rings. Given the Pros & Cons, I prefer a side scope mount for the Mini. With a Picatinny rail. And topped with high quality 7075 rings. This setup, when properly installed, works very well.
     
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    nylon slings are strong but a little to slick for me on the shoulder
     
  16. David Hoback

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    Please don’t tell me you rather rotting Bovine flesh/skin? o_O
     
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    lol no I like canvas
     
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    Ok, that’s not as bad. I just like my slings to double as, oh.., TOW STRAPS if I need! :rofl: Scuba Nylon is the best. And I like single point than can convert to 2-point.
     
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    yes I use scuba nylon for my spear gun when hunting great whites :D
     
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    I found a black canvas M-14 sling at a gun show, works well on the Mini and I think it looks good, too.
     
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    Okay, a picture always helps, here’s the M-14 sling on my Mini.
     
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    Looks good.:thumbup:
     
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    Some of my Rugers have a stop built in to one ring. I dont recall which, maybe the M77 MkIIs. Granted, its a very small stop, but it is there. Its a small tab that fits in to a small cut on the top of the ring mount area.
     
  24. CoalCrackerAl

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    Mine has the stop on both rings.
     
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    Im speaking of the Mini’s.
     
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