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Mini 14 rebarrel help

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bullitt4248, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. bullitt4248

    bullitt4248 Member

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    I have a Ruger Mini 14 223 Ranch - I would like to put a new Shilen HB on it. Every gunsmith I email - says No Thanks - whats up with that?

    Is there a problem with the barrel or the rifle?

    Thanks and suggestions?

    :banghead:
     
  2. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    If the outside diameter of the new barrel is greater than that of the original barrel (which is sort of the point of a heavy barrel), then you will need a new/modified gas block assembly and a new front sight assembly. I have read that replacing the front sight assembly on a mini is a royal pain in the posterior.

    Your best bet will almost certainly be one of the nationally known shops that works on mini's, like Accuracy Systems. They have a very good reputation.

    http://www.accuracysystemsinc.com/index.php
    http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/mini_14_30_accessories.php

    You might also ask around on the Mini-14 Forum at Perfect Union, and they'll be able to steer you in the right direction.

    http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=86
     
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  3. 1KPerDay

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    You might want to try a strut before you rebarrel it... run a search for "strut" and homemade and accu-strut and har-bar at perfectunion.
     
  4. bullitt4248

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    Thanks

    Well I see what you say about the accustrut deal. One problem - being a new bee I saw what I thought was a good deal at gunbroker.com - bought the Shilen barrel. It has a reduced thickness area for the gas port.

    I dont need a front sight as I will use a scope and probably a recoild muzzle break.

    Accuracy looks good but - some what embarrased to call them - they show the Shilen barrel as an example of what not to use:uhoh:

    Now what?
     
  5. billybobjoe

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    Check out a Mo-Rod strut. I think they're nicest and he lists them on ebay. Struts do help a Mini 14.
     
  6. bullitt4248

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    Found them too. Any idea why CCG stopped selling there addon heavy barrel?[​IMG]
     
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    I have one of these "Clark harmonic dampers" for sale. It only fits the original style rifles with the ramp type front sight but it really works. I haven't listed it yet but if anyone is interested IM me.
     
  8. tango2echo

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    +1 for ASI. They're the cats meow for Mini 14/30 help.
     
  9. Ed Harris

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    For the money you will spend trying to make your Mini 14 shoot accurately, you could buy an AR which will, and for less money.
     
  10. kanook

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    The OP lives in NY so maybe he CAN'T OWN AN AR
     
  11. bullitt4248

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    Thanks

    bullitt4248@hotmail.com

    I already have an AR, just wanted to spice up my ranch rifle a bit. Already own the Shilen Barrel as well.

    Thanks:)
     
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