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APPLICATION GUIDE:

The Accu-strut will generally fit on any series Mini-14 or Mini-30, except for some important exceptions:

  • Early Minis use a version of the gas block that does not incorporate a center flange. The strut will still install on these models, but note that there will be no place to attach the rear set-screws. This may lead to a slippage problem with no easy way to fix.

  • Early GB models with folding stock also have a special version of the gasblock that have a side attachment point for the sling, and no center flange. Again, no rear attachment point, and possible slippage problems.

  • The current Mini-30 also has a larger barrel diameter than earlier models, and the clamps will again not fit. Older Mini-30s (5/8" barrels) are OK. UPDATE: Some of our customers have reported successful installations with the clamps straddling the barrel. This will leave a gap towards the middle of the clamp that will not affect performance.

  • The Target Model has an extra heavy barrel. Our custom-designed (5/8") clamps will not accomodate this larger diameter.

2-Clamp Models (LT, XDrill)

Older straight-profile 9/16" barrel

 

New tapered 5/8" barrel

 

  • For Ruger Mini-14 with full-length barrels, including the newer tapered style.
  • Will fit old-style Mini-30, but not the newer tapered ones (barrel diameter too large).
  • Not recommended for tapered 16 short barrel versions with flash hider as clamps will be positioned too closely together. OK for models without the flash hider.
  • Will not fit early 180-series, as rear of strut will interfere with sling installation point.
  • Will not fit rifles with mid-barrel bayonet lugs (i.e. older GB models).
  • "Flange-less" gasblocks: strut will install but may have slippage.
  • Will not fit on "Target" models (barrel diameter too large).

 

Socom (4 & 5") Model

Short "Tactical" model

Older straight-profile 9/16" barrel

New tapered 5/8" barrel

 

  • Fits most short-barrel (16-1/8) Mini-14 and Mini-30, including Tactical models, 2008 NRA models, and modified rifles.
  • Will fit old-style Mini-30, but not the newer tapered ones (barrel diameter too large).
  • Will fit full-length barrels, however accurizing effect may be less pronounced.
  • 5" will not fit rifles with mid-barrel bayonet lugs (i.e. older GB models). The 4" will usually fit.
  • Flangeless gasblocks: not recommended, as there is no rear attachment point.
  • Will not fit on "Target" models due to the much larger barrels.

 

Compatibility with Common Aftermarket Accessories

  • Harris bipod adaptor: strut sits forward a bit to accommodate "forks". May not be able to use the rear set-screws.

  • ASI Tuneable Gas Block: The rear strut clamp will have interference with the gas adjustment screw. It is possible to temporarily loosen the rear clamp and shift it forward out of the way in order to access the adjustment screw. This is usually an acceptable workaround as most people tend to find an optimal adjustment and leave it there. Other people are able to angle in an Allen ball driver and access the adjustment screw without moving the rear clamp.

  • Ultimak rail: Rear clamp must be shifted forward a bit to clear extended rail.

  • Amega Ranges rail: installs with no modification.