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Old May 6th, 2017, 04:47 PM   #16
 
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Oh, I forgot to add that Ruger's flash hider also got replaced with a Smith Enterprise Vortex flash hider. It looks much better and doesn't require a crush washer!



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As for the staked castle nut, I have a bunch that are unstaked and have never moved, desipte being removed and reinstalled several times.
I've never had one come loose either, but all the "big boys" stake theirs. I realize this is an extra step and therefore an extra cost that would be passed on to the buyer.

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I like the fsb, but curious as to why it attaches over the barrel instead of under as with all other ar rifles. Functional, but a different twist.
Once again, surprising but I see car manufacturers doing similar things that limits the aftermarket. This way, you're limited to either the original fsb or a low pro gas block.

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I think ruger did a fair job at a base level rifle. I never thought an ar would cost cheaper than a mini 14 seeing the prices way back in 1998 completely opposite. But now thats true. I just wish ruger would add more emphasis in their stakeholder rifle the mini series.
I agree. It's a decent rifle for the price. I can't believe Minis are over $800 or I would have more than one!

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