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#6910139 - 10/05/17 02:55 PM To Thread or Not To Thread
TexFlip Online   content
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9887
Loc: Chambers County
Bought my childhood dream gun two years ago. 184 series Ruger Mini-14 factory folder. I've only taken it to the range 3 or 4 times, pleasure to shoot and accurate enough despite what I'm told. If I put a can on it, I know I would use the thing all the time. It's an awesome ride along gun when doing chores at the ranch. On the other hand, factory folders fetch a pretty penny and if I ever get rid of it, it might devalue the rifle.
What to do?

#6910153 - 10/05/17 03:03 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
9x19 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 23
Good question, but hard to answer.

If you really like it, shorten the barrel to 16.25" and thread it. The real collector value is more in the stock than the rest. You could always buy a standard take off stock and sell the folder separately.

#6910205 - 10/05/17 03:47 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
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#6910213 - 10/05/17 03:56 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 7808
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Buy a non-folder, get a folding stock for it (if you need that piece) and thread that one. Use it for your beat-up/ride-along needs and put this one in the safe (or sell it).

#6910255 - 10/05/17 04:39 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
glocker17 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/03/16
Posts: 356
Loc: RGV
Mini's don't suppress quit as well for some reason, might keep it original and put can on another 223.

#6910353 - 10/05/17 06:05 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
yotehater Offline

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 659
Loc: Creagleville, Van Zandt county
Ruger sells one with a folder already threaded. I wouldn't butcher that one is a collectable.
One shot is all it should take.

#6910445 - 10/05/17 07:05 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7205
Loc: bastrop county
its great if you got one that shoots even half way decent, the first one I bought, I couldn't get 6 shots inside a dinner plate, sold it, bought another, wasn't any better.
like above post, the value is in the stock, if that's going to be your one & only, do what YOU LIKE
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6910616 - 10/05/17 09:21 PM Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip]
RedSnake Offline
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Registered: 05/08/10
Posts: 3247
Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
Buy a second one. Keep one pristine and thread the other. Win-Win.


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