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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #1
 
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Mo-Rod or Accu-Strut.....

For a 582 series stainless with a tapered barrel, which one offers the best performance.....?

Mo-Rod.....?

Accu-Strut....?



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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #2
 
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My son has a Har-Bar system on his that gave him an accuracy increase from 2-2.5" MOA at 100 yards with a mildot-scope to less than 1" MOA...

see link: mini 14 mini 30
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Hope that helps...
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Old January 7th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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For a 582 series stainless with a tapered barrel, which one offers the best performance.....?

Mo-Rod.....?

Accu-Strut....?
I cant tell you for the 582 series. I went with the Mo-Rod for my older Mini because I liked the look of the clamps better I think they both do the same thing for performance.
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Thanks Sambo77, appreciate the link, the Har-Bar is definitely costlier than the other two, and it appears to function the same....
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i would bet the farm that performance is a wash. they both do the same thing, just as many DIY struts do the same thing.

however, i recommend accu-strut for two reasons: 1) since you have a stainless mini, the accu-strut match to ruger stainless is perfect. mod-rod, not so much. 2) accu-strut was the orginal strut and the owner put alot into development and research. i like to recognize the originals myself.

so, i say accu-strut! mo-rod's main advantage is the match up with the mo-reaper. that looks pretty sweet.

both owners the owners of accu-strut and mo-rod are honest and helpful. it really just comes down to aesthetics and preferences imo.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #7
 
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I was leaning toward the Accu-Strut, but according to the guy at Sunflower Ammo, he hasn't been filling orders, so he's now pushing the Mo-Rod.

So I ordered the stainless 5.5" Mo-Rod for the tapered barrel this evening, I'll see how it does.

When I sighted in my Mini, I did it bench rest, and took my time letting the barrel cool between shots, it stayed pretty much on target. When I used it in our sport carbine match, I had to shoot 30 rounds in a relative short time span, and my shots all drifted low and to the right as the barrel heated up. Hopefully the Mo-Rod fixes that......

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I was leaning toward the Accu-Strut, but according to the guy at Sunflower Ammo, he hasn't been filling orders, so he's now pushing the Mo-Rod.

So I ordered the stainless 5.5" Mo-Rod for the tapered barrel this evening, I'll see how it does.

When I sighted in my Mini, I did it bench rest, and took my time letting the barrel cool between shots, it stayed pretty much on target. When I used it in our sport carbine match, I had to shoot 30 rounds in a relative short time span, and my shots all drifted low and to the right as the barrel heated up. Hopefully the Mo-Rod fixes that......
ok, just don't complain when you get that overly shiny mo-rod. j/k! i would get the mo reaper as well, that combo looks awesome.

i think the new xdrill accu-strut (light), looks awesome as well. i wish i had waited for that one....

The Original Barrel Strut for Mini-14s

and the strut really helped my heating and stringing issue. i don't worry about heat at all anymore. my groups stay very consistent. struts are a good investment, even on the tapered barrel imo.
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I was leaning toward the Accu-Strut, but according to the guy at Sunflower Ammo, he hasn't been filling orders, so he's now pushing the Mo-Rod.

So I ordered the stainless 5.5" Mo-Rod for the tapered barrel this evening, I'll see how it does.

When I sighted in my Mini, I did it bench rest, and took my time letting the barrel cool between shots, it stayed pretty much on target. When I used it in our sport carbine match, I had to shoot 30 rounds in a relative short time span, and my shots all drifted low and to the right as the barrel heated up. Hopefully the Mo-Rod fixes that......
My Mo-Rod is not shiny, more like a brushed stainless look. It is not a bad match to a stainless mini, and while I do not think it reduces peak barrel temperature it noticeably reduces the time to cool down.

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My Mo-Rod is not shiny, more like a brushed stainless look. It is not a bad match to a stainless mini, and while I do not think it reduces peak barrel temperature it noticeably reduces the time to cool down.

lol, i was really j/k about the shiny. but the mo-rod really doesn't seem to match the stainless near as well as the accu-strut. to me the stainless accu-strut looks like it belonged to the mini from the factory. while the mo-rod looks nice, i just doesn't match that well imo. in th eblue, idk if there is any difference.

that is interesting about your temp. before the strut, when i put 50 rounds through my mini in a short amount of time (like 5min or less), you could not touch the barrel without getting straight up scorched! after, i can run as many through as i want and put my hand on the barrel at any time (though its hot, its not near scorching hot it once was). just my experience, maybe their is a difference in the metal between the accu-strut and the mo-rod?

and btw, nice pair of rifles!

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Doesn't the accustrut use steel clamps? That's the major difference I think between the two - Mo-Rod clamps are aluminum and the rod itself is steel. That was one reason I went with Mo-Rod as the full wrap around clamps made better sense to me for something intended primarily as a heat sink (since the performance gain on the newer barrel profile mini's is minimal). Sounds like either one would be about equally effective though and both have great reputations going for them.
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It's also my understanding that these devices are suppose to help with harmonic dampening along with heat dissipation and barrel stabilization. One of the things I did like about the Mo-od over the Accu-Stut is the clamp design and material.

I doubt I'll have it in time for this weekend, so hopefully by next weekend I'll se how it does on my Mini.....
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WOW......that was fast......got my new Mo-Rod in today's mail, ran right out to the shop and installed it, now I gotta try and get out to the range for some sight-in work before our next Sport Carbine match......

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Looks good.
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Looks great, Surf! Let us know how the Mo-Rod affects your accuracy.

I really like both the looks and everything I've read about the Mo-Rod and Accu-Strut. But I plan to go with the Accu-Strut Socom on my 185-series Mini for purely aesthetic reasons: looks very much like the M-14/M1A gas block!
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