Hi guys as the title states I have a Ruger Ranch Rifle 188 series with the pencil thin barrel. This rifle has never given me any trouble at all it has a low round count as well. I have had my Mini 14 for 7-8 years I recently installed a nice original Redfield Widefield 2-7x32 scope that I bought used from a older gentleman several months ago. This scope appears to be in excellent condition as well. Now that I have already bought my Christmas present also a Ruger! After the first of the year I want to do some very minor modifications on this rifle. I want to install a Barrel Strut to help with the accuracy with my rifle. Now with peep sights the last time I shot this rifle I was hitting milk jugs from 50-100 yards with no problem. I just know that these pencil thin barrels are known to string out the groups so the accuracy is not the best. I am just hoping to say try and get some decent groups at 100 yards say 2-3 inch's. Now a couple more questions to throw out there I cannot recall the brand of barrel struts I have been looking at but there are two models that I saw & liked that are stainless steel. One is a solid barrel strut while the other one to save roughly a ounce of weight has holes drilled thru it. Not sure which one to get?? Weight is a factor for me to some extent your help and suggestions much appreciated thank your!!!