Accu-strut will generally fit on any series Mini-14 or Mini-30, except for some
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.
Models with a Factory Folding Stock also have a special version of the gasblock that have a side attachment point for the sling, and either no center flange or a center flange with a smaller width than standard. Again, no rear attachment point, and possible slippage problems.
It was originally reported that the current Mini-30 also has a larger barrel diameter than earlier models, and the clamps will again not fit. (Older Mini-30s w/.625" barrels are OK.) UPDATE: Some of our customers have reported successful installations with the clamps "straddling" the barrel (a "pinch-grip"). 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
New tapered 5/8"
For Ruger Mini-14 with full-length barrels, including
the newer tapered style.
Fits Mini-30 with full-length barrels. Clamps will straddle the newer models with .782" barrel, leaving a slight gap between the clamp and barrel that will not affect performance.
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).
Short "Tactical" model
New tapered 5/8"
Fits most short-barrel (16-1/8”) Mini-14 and Mini-30, including Tactical models, 2008 NRA models, and modified rifles.
Fits tactical Mini-30. Clamps will straddle the newer models with .782" barrel, leaving a slight gap between the clamp and barrel that will not affect performance.
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.