Just another new guy that likes guns. About a month ago I was given a 182 series mini 14 that was damaged in a fire. I bought a new barrel and stock for it, and restored all of the other parts, then took the rifle to a gunsmith to have the barrel replaced and head spaced. The gunsmith got it all back together and said it shoots real good. I have not shot it yet, there are a couple more thing I want to do before I consider it done, then I will take it out and shoot it myself. So, that`s my story, so far.