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Old 08-18-2019, 7:01 AM
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Thank you for the great article, and wow, you have a nice rifle.
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Nice write-up.

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Here we go again!

Love my 5801 Series 582!!!

Your stock is gorgeous!!
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Nice blog post!

Nice groups, too. How did you manage to not get powder burns on the paper?
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How did you manage to not get powder burns on the paper?
Photoshop?
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The write-up doesn’t say there which distance the targets are from so I will assume it was 25 yards.
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:56 PM
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Those groups were at 50 yards.
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Old 08-18-2019, 1:57 PM
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Those groups were at 50 yards.
Those are pretty representative of a 580 series. The historic problem with Minis has always been hot barrel stringing anyway. I love Minis, but here's my 2 cents anyway: They are well overpriced now, and due for a major modernization. And chasing accuracy is a fool's game. I have 2 pretty expensive custom Minis and they were both an absolute waste of money. Still fun (well, not the Grendel, that thing will not feed) though.
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That's good to know about the custom Minis. From time to time I have entertained thoughts of going that route. Appreciate the input.
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That's good to know about the custom Minis. From time to time I have entertained thoughts of going that route. Appreciate the input.
Oh, something like an ASI is still a nice rifle, if you don't try and chamber it in something stupid. Carl flat out told me getting it to feed anything but three rounds from a factory five round mag was going to be a *****, and he was right.
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Anyway, so I figured to take a 7.62 20 rounder, make it a single stack and reshape the feed lips. That didn't work out very well and Ruger mags are a little pricey to basically trial and error.
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Entertaining read of a well written focus on skill, often forgotten at a time when there is so much focus on the tool. Well worth the time invested, thanks OP!
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