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Old March 19th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #1
 
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Do Factory Wood Stocks Fit "Tactical" Mini 14 #5819

I am going to buy a Mini-14 with 16" Stainless barrel.
I want that rifle to have the wood stock, so I will have to swap stocks
after I purchase. (Wish there was a special Distributor version with wood like Ruger does for the 10/22 Takedown)

Will the factory stocks folks resell on eBay fit the "Tactical Models" or
only the Ranch Rifle version?
I am getting either Model 5819 or 5820.

When I say "Tactical" I do not mean the synthetic Tactical AR style stock but simply the shorter 16.2 " barrel versions.

Another question is whether or not to get the threaded barrel with flash suppressor or just the regular 16" barrel.
Will I wish I had the threads and suppressor? It is a harder model to find, usually sold out.




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The wood stock will fit. I installed a wood stock on mine but you will probably need to buy the metal stock reinforcement needed for the wood stock since most of the stocks on ebay do not include them. The barrel liner from the synthetic stock will fit the wood stock. The wood stock also needs two stock reinforcement screws and star washers.

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The wood stock will fit. I installed a wood stock on mine but you will probably need to buy the metal stock reinforcement needed for the wood stock since most of the stocks on ebay do not include them. The barrel liner from the synthetic stock will fit the wood stock. The wood stock also needs two stock reinforcement screws and star washers.
Thank you...May likely buy on MidwestUSA when I have a coupon and free ship.
It looks like they include all the needed reinforcement parts. The listing does not say so, but the feedback does.

Allowing an extra $100 for the wood. Is there a market for the synthetic takeoff?
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egg, I bought a factory wood stock from Midway a little over a year ago, for my older 181 Mini-14. I fit well. When I got my 583 Tactical last summer, I dropped it in the factory wood and it fit just fine: a little tighter than the synthetic stock it came with (which is a good thing). The stock comes with everything you need; literally "drop in ready".

I personally prefer the Tactical over the non-tacticals, particularly because of the flash hider and better front sight.

I'm a wood and blued steel kinda guy, but my Tactical came with the synthetic stock. Aside from the factory wood stock, I also have two other stocks that I swap between the two Minis depending on my mood at the time.

I will say that the factory synthetic has about a 3/4" shorter LOP than the wood, and is the lightest of the four stocks I have, by a fair amount. It has made me a convert because of that, so that is what my 583 Tactical wears, mostly. Should you get a wooden stock, I would recommend hanging onto the synthetic for a few months, swap between the two a few times, and then decide.

Re the flash hider, if it is legal in your state, I would recommend getting it. If it turns out not to your liking, just un-screw it and put a thread protector on the threads. That is a lot cheaper than not getting a flash hider and deciding later you want one (and have to get the barrel threaded). But I think you will like it muchly. Adds about 1.5" to the overall length of the carbine, but it also helps protect the crown somewhat and is beneficial in low-light conditions.
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egg, I bought a factory wood stock from Midway a little over a year ago, for my older 181 Mini-14. I fit well. When I got my 583 Tactical last summer, I dropped it in the factory wood and it fit just fine: a little tighter than the synthetic stock it came with (which is a good thing). The stock comes with everything you need; literally "drop in ready".

I personally prefer the Tactical over the non-tacticals, particularly because of the flash hider and better front sight.

I'm a wood and blued steel kinda guy, but my Tactical came with the synthetic stock. Aside from the factory wood stock, I also have two other stocks that I swap between the two Minis depending on my mood at the time.

I will say that the factory synthetic has about a 3/4" shorter LOP than the wood, and is the lightest of the four stocks I have, by a fair amount. It has made me a convert because of that, so that is what my 583 Tactical wears, mostly. Should you get a wooden stock, I would recommend hanging onto the synthetic for a few months, swap between the two a few times, and then decide.

Re the flash hider, if it is legal in your state, I would recommend getting it. If it turns out not to your liking, just un-screw it and put a thread protector on the threads. That is a lot cheaper than not getting a flash hider and deciding later you want one (and have to get the barrel threaded). But I think you will like it muchly. Adds about 1.5" to the overall length of the carbine, but it also helps protect the crown somewhat and is beneficial in low-light conditions.

Thank you...this really helps.
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Egg, one other thing. The new factory wood stock (has a straight butt) seems to be longer than an older factory wood stock (concave butt). Both will fit, and I suspect the older wood stocks might suit you more than the newer ones if a shorter LOP is important. There may be some available from members here. Link to the "classifieds" is here:
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The three key things for a wood stock are the fore end liner, the stock reinforcement (screws sold separately) and the butt plate. All are available through Numrich (MINI-14. Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts), so if you get a really great price on a used stock that doesn't have them, that is something to consider.
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