How accurate are Minis? Serious question. I'd love to track down a Mini 6.8 & get it reamed to SPCII. If they're "for real" 2 MOA capable, I'd be all over it.
My brand new mini tactical in 5.56 will hold about a 1.5" until the barrel gets warmer (around 10 shots) as for the 6.8 I can't speak. There is a company rechambering and converting your mini14 to 6.8/.204ruger and others. It isn't cheap though. Around $700-900 job. But they do include an accuracy guarantee with the build. I've been tempted to do it, but I'd rather not send my new 5.56/.223 in, if I found a good deal on an older mini for cheap that had a good receiver I'd really consider it. $700-900 is a new rifle.How accurate are Minis? Serious question. I'd love to track down a Mini 6.8 & get it reamed to SPCII. If they're "for real" 2 MOA capable, I'd be all over it.
Good advice. I reload for 3 - 6.8's, a Mini (18.5"), an ARP (16") and a bolt action (20"). Most of my loads are a bit warm, but I've had no problems firing them through the Mini. It seems the throat of the Mini's chamber is a little longer than SAAMI spec. I decided not to ream mine because it was so accurate (for a Mini) and I didn't want to take the risk that reaming it would hurt accuracy. My Mini will consistently shoot 1.5 MOA or better with most handloads. Of course, the trigger has been reworked and I've mounted a 2-7x40 Burris Fullfield scope. The bolt gun and the AR are more accurate, but the Mini is just plain fun to shoot!:a01:..........,you will need a pull thru reamer unless you take your bbl off.
I have a 6.8 Mini and have shot some fairly hot loads in it,including some of the older SSA Barnes 85gr TAC loads which I consider about as hot as they get. These loads shot well and have done no damage to my weapon. I have also shot some of my handloads out of it. These loads are a 85gr at just over 3100fps out of my 18" Bison using H4198. The vels out of the 18" Mini are unknown. I have installed a buffer by Buffer Tech in it. The thickness of this buffer has been reduced by about 1/3rd to facilitate proper ejection and reloading. Initially,the bolt was not traveling far enough to the rear.
QUESTION --> How many documented cases are there of a 6.8SPC (non II) Ruger Mini blowing up or otherwise sustaining damage from using any load that is deamed OK for a AR chambered in 6.8SPCII ?? --- pruhdlr
It is recommended to NOT shoot the SSA TAC or older Combat loads in the Mini 6.8, Wilson Combat also loaded some 95 gr Barnes bullets at somewhere around 2800 fps that are also not recommended.I was lucky enough to find a 6.8 mini her locally and was thinking of using a reamer also. Is there anyone still renting them out?
Also when I read people saying not to shoot hot loads with the mini, does that mean don't shoot any of the SSA ammo?
Sorry if this has been beat to death but I'm not familiar with the mini's