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jigggawatt
10-10-2009, 7:01 AM
I have a new Mini 14 ranch rifle. I would like to put a scope on it. I don't want to spend a fortune, but would like to get the right scope for the gun. I know very little about scopes. The reveiws online are all over the place. I know the gun isn't the most accurate, but I would like to see the target at a 100 yards.

cowboyup
10-10-2009, 7:29 AM
I have a new Mini 14 ranch rifle. I would like to put a scope on it. I don't want to spend a fortune, but would like to get the right scope for the gun. I know very little about scopes. The reveiws online are all over the place. I know the gun isn't the most accurate, but I would like to see the target at a 100 yards.

What type of work you intend to do with the rifle? If you just want to plink, play, Millet or TriJicon 1-4x work really well and are not to much dough....good luck

jigggawatt
10-10-2009, 8:07 AM
What type of work you intend to do with the rifle? If you just want to plink, play, Millet or TriJicon 1-4x work really well and are not to much dough....good luck

I want to shoot varmints and paper . At 44 my eyes are not what they used to be, it sucks getting old

Hoop
10-10-2009, 9:01 AM
I want to shoot varmints and paper . At 44 my eyes are not what they used to be, it sucks getting old

I would try one of the cheaper Nikon scopes (Prostaff?) they are clear and not a lot of money. But don't expect great accuracy out of it. If you want a semi-auto varmint gun a flattop AR is the way to go.

Gem1950
10-10-2009, 4:03 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=206396

OHW
10-10-2009, 5:33 PM
What ever scope you choose be sure to add some recoil buffers to the op-rod and gas block pipe. The reciprocating action and particularly the "clank" to the front hammers scopes. I use 1911 pistol buffers on my mini-14.

Lots of good mini info found here on the subject. http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=86

dfletcher
10-10-2009, 6:55 PM
I have a new Mini 14 ranch rifle. I would like to put a scope on it. I don't want to spend a fortune, but would like to get the right scope for the gun. I know very little about scopes. The reveiws online are all over the place. I know the gun isn't the most accurate, but I would like to see the target at a 100 yards.

SWFA is selling (on sale by $30.00) the Burris "Timberline" scopes in 3 to 9 X 32 for about $110.00. The scopes are very compact, I just bought one for use on my Accuracy Systems reworked Mini - whenever it shows up. :)

The Burris Timberline is their economy line, but I've bought 3 or 4 of them in various powers for some smaller sized rifles such as a Browning 22 takedown and a Rem 788 carbine and Ruger 77 International and they work great.

rino
10-10-2009, 7:16 PM
i put a redhead 2-7x32 on mine . i had to shave the upper handgaurd down a little(around the rivet)

sholling
10-10-2009, 9:33 PM
I don't care for scopes on my minis but if I were to scope it the ones that I'd look at are these 3 Weavers and of the 3 I'd probably go with a V3.

Weaver K4 (http://swfa.com/Weaver-4x38-Classic-K-Rifle-Scope-P5054.aspx)
Weaver V3 (http://swfa.com/Weaver-1-3x20-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P2864.aspx)
Weaver V9 (http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-9x38-Classic-V-Rifle-Scope-P2852.aspx)

I'd also hit up karsten (http://www.imageseek.com/karsten/) and see if he has any more adjustable cheek rests. He used to make the best.

Gem1950
10-11-2009, 6:19 AM
What ever scope you choose be sure to add some recoil buffers to the op-rod and gas block pipe. The reciprocating action and particularly the "clank" to the front hammers scopes. I use 1911 pistol buffers on my mini-14.

Lots of good mini info found here on the subject. http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=86

Good advice!