I appreciate all the responses. I would have gotten back sooner but the roof going on my house has taken quite a bit of my time.
I agree, I will be shooting the rifle before making any alterations. It is a mini-30 and I will not be shooting the Russian stuff in it. It is the so called "tactical" model with the 16" straight barrel. This should help with accuracy. I was simply reading where Marshall Stanton tweaked the engagement of the gas block and properly torqued it. He said he also fire lapped it and can shoot MOA when he allows the barrel to cool 2 minutes between shots.
I have fire lapped a few revolvers which did in fact improve accuracy and eliminated leading. It is a good procedure in my book. If I decide to go that route I just do not want booger up the chamber in the process.
I've seen a couple of mini's that would group under 1.5" at 100 yards but most won't, the action is weaker than a AR-15 so be careful loading for it.
As said before I too would not try fire lapping a gas operated gun.
Mini's are blasters, enjoy it for what it is, they are very good at turning loaded ammunition into brass!!
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