Originally Posted by Mike 338
That Mini 14 Target looks real interesting. I checked out that video and read some other reviews and there seems to be quite a disparity in accuracy performance. Anyone have or shoot one?
The accuracy disparity comes from the harmonic balancer and its settings which has to be 'tuned' much like load development to attain the correct barrel harmonics in relationship to bullet flight path.
I actually have reference marks on my barrel where the balancer needs to be set for different loads.
The Mini has always been a gun of average accuracy. The Target attains the accuracy through a different barrel and the balancer.
One thing that is important to me is the Mini is made here (Prescott Arizona), the Tikka is made? Not here.