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Old April 5th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #1
 
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Short barrel Mini 14

I just bought a 184 series Mini with a 13.5" barrel.

I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but was wondering if the gas system will be OK with this gun, or if I might need to buy an adjustable gas block.

My last Mini I cut the barrel down to 16 1/8", and threaded it 1/2 x 28, and it shot perfect. Unbelievably loud, but still no problems.

Before anyone freaks out about a 13.5 barrel, check out post #151 of this thread.

Where are all the Mini 14 fans?



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I'm just guessing here, but the Ruger AC-556 select-fire rifle has about a 13 inch barrel, and it seems to work just fine.

Cool looking rifle on post #151 WooD!
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I'm just guessing here, but the Ruger AC-556 select-fire rifle has about a 13 inch barrel, and it seems to work just fine.

Cool looking rifle on post #151 WooD!
Thanks!

I've never had a barrel this short on a rifle. I've heard people having problems going to a SBR on an AR, and thought maybe this would have problems.

Then again it is a completely different gas system.

Now all I gotta do is find the time to take it for a test drive.
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Before anyone freaks out about a 13.5 barrel, check out post #151 of this thread.

Where are all the Mini 14 fans?
Also #167 & #169.
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