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mini 14 not accurate

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

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  1. endebt

    endebt Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  5. 22-rimfire

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

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    can you tell me where you got the accu-strut
     
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    try accu-strut.com
     
  9. frankiestoys

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

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    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

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    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

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    no bother at all
     
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    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

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    Bass Killer:

    C'mon, seriously? It's no target rifle but "very unaccurate" is not at all correct.
     
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    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.
     
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    A friend has a surprisingly accurate Mini14, it has a composite stock and a flash hider.
     
  18. Bass Killer

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    Compare to a M16A2?

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

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    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.
     
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    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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    I had problems with my mini 30 at 100yds with a scope. Couldn't get it to sight in for the life of me. Then an observer told me my brass was beatin' on the elevation knob every time I fired it. I was crankin' and crankin' on it and couldn't figure out why it kept shooting up and left from sandbags. And I KNOW I was locked on target when I pulled the trigger.

    As for accuracy, I can hit a ground squirrel at 25 yards, standing, off hand, using iron sights with my mini 14.
     
  22. black_powder_Rob

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    nefarmboy: try putting your scope on its side so that the case has a clear path.

    as for the op, what grain bullet are you using? and what brand, most minis (580 series) like the 55gr bullets and mine seems to eat up monarch steel case ammo and keeps about 2moa with a scope shooting on bags with a 5 shot string. it does open up a little off hand and with no scope but it is more fun (to me) to shoot it that way. it still stays in the birch wood shoot n see 8" stick its at 100 yards.

    as for those who say the AR is better, I have this friend/neighbor who has a lower priced ar from DPMS and it jams all the time and shoots about the same as my mini. Now I now it is a lower end of the AR's but we bought them around the same time and mine was about 300 less than what he paid for it(pre obama) I will admit that it is not a sub MOA gun but it can shoot about the same as the lower end AR's. I will admit that it is not a sub MOA gun, but it works for what I want it for (plan on pig hunting with it this year)and it cost a Lot less than a high end AR.
     
  23. black_powder_Rob

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    oh and i forgot to mention that my friends AR jams all the time. while my Ruger runs and runs.
     
  24. briansmithwins

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    That’s funny: My Mini-14 jammed frequently and my ARs just run and run…

    BSW
     
  25. black_powder_Rob

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    LOL, luck of the Draw maybe? lol:w
     
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