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To Thread or Not To Thread #6910139
10/05/17 07:55 PM
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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?

Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910153
10/05/17 08:03 PM
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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.

Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910205
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Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910213
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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).




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Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910255
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Mini's don't suppress quit as well for some reason, might keep it original and put can on another 223.

Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910353
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Ruger sells one with a folder already threaded. I wouldn't butcher that one is a collectable.


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Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910445
10/06/17 12:05 AM
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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


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Re: To Thread or Not To Thread [Re: TexFlip] #6910616
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Buy a second one. Keep one pristine and thread the other. Win-Win.

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