Changing the Mini 14 gas bushing
Thanks to great info here and on Perfect Union, I have ordered bushings from ATI as well as a heavy duty recoil spring. Despite a small set back time wise from ordering the series 580 (mine is a pencil barrel 580 Ranch) bushing instead of the longer pre 580 bushing, I have already broken the stakes examined the parts and reassembled the gas block at 30 in lbs. Took it out to check function with a Wilson shok buffer on the gas pipe piston and the heavy duty recoil spring. The brass went 6-10 feet with most 6-7 feet. Dang, it works. Went as far as to get welded, a tool for my FAT wrench out of a 9/64 hex and a 5mm 1/4 in drive socket. Maybe I can post a picture now.