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.
  • 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
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Two-Clamp Models (LT, XDrill)

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Older straight-profile 9/16" barrel

New tapered 5/8" barrel

  • 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).
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Single-clamp (Socom)

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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.
  • 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.