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Old February 13th, 2020, 08:04 AM   #1
 
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Will a Mini 14 580 series fit in a 181-186 series stock?

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Will a Mini 14 580 series fit in a 181-186 series stock?

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Old February 13th, 2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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Yes! My 583 Tactical fit my 181's stock perfectly. Minor shimming might be appropriate, but none required for mine.
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What kind of stock are you going to use?
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A factory wooden stock from 181-186 series.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 08:33 AM   #5
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EHT, I didn't have a factory stock for my 181, but a Choate folder made sometime before 1980 (not sure what the original owner did with the factory stock but wish he had included it in the sale). It was a great fit, but I wanted to go back to its original configuration. Closest I could get was a current factory wood stock. I did feel the need to shim with credit cards.

My 583 fit into it (the Choate folder) just fine. If nothing else, it was a tighter fit. I never felt the need to shim but in the end, I preferred the 583's factory synthetic stock (lighter, shorter LOP), to include credit-card shimming it.
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thanks for the clarification on your reply.

I would think (or hope) that if a 580 series fit into a 181-186 series after market stock, the 580 series should have a good chance of fitting into the 181-186 series factory wooden stock. Hopefully the fit would be just tight, and some minor sanding required.
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EHT, you can rest assured that a 181-on-up receiver will fit any Mini 181-on-up stock, and vice versa. Credit-card shimming would be the most likely solution should there be any slapping around.
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