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Mossy Man
03-20-2012, 7:11 PM
I've tried a few cheap wal-mart bushnell scopes of the adjustable variety with very limited to no success. Either i'm zeroing in wrong, or the gun just beats the hell out of them.

I have worse accuracy with the two 3-9x40 scopes i've tested than with factory (and moreso the Williams WGRS) irons.

Before the mini-14 accuracy jokes, i'd like o hear from some calgunners on suggestion for a decent 4x scope that will hold zero to the mini-14's violent action, but not break my bank.

I already have an accustrut (which has improved irons accuracy), and i've got the hogue overmold stock.

Nothing fancy, maybe under $100, but that will hold zero.

Thoughts?

dfletcher
03-20-2012, 8:14 PM
Burris makes a tiny 4X with lots of eye relief. It's from their Timberline series, I have a few on Ruger 96 in 44 Magnum and a 375 JDJ caliber rifle. It's a touch over $100.00 unless you find it in the Natchezz "refurbished" section.

Swift makes a nice 1.5 to 5X for about $99.00 too. Not a bad scope at all for the money.

Fherot
03-20-2012, 8:36 PM
I have a Bushnell Banner Shotgun scope on mine that's been perfect for 3 years. They also have a banner rifle scope but I liked reticle on the shotgun one.

1.75-4x power which I find perfect for Mini-14. I can fire it with both eyes open on 1.75x and hit my Minute of Grapefruit at 100 yards at 4x power etc.

It's about $69.99 on Midwayusa. Bushnell's lifetime warranty etc.

Divernhunter
03-21-2012, 10:24 AM
I put a plain jane Weaver 4X on both my mini14 and mini30 and they have been fine.

gun toting monkeyboy
03-21-2012, 11:50 AM
Quick questions. Is it a Ranch model, or the older standard model? And where does it eject the spent cases? If they are bouncing up into the sight every time, that may be part of your problem. What kind of scope mount are you using? I can see gettin one bad scope. But getting 3 of them makes me think something else may be going on. I have a scoped mini-14 ranch, and I have had the same 3x9 Bushnell on there for almost 20 years with no problems. You may want to look at a shell deflector or a different mount. As for scopes, for a low cost one that will hold up well, I would look at the Simmons 8-point. It is a 4x 32mm scope than can normally be had for around $30. Don't expect it to be Leupold for that price, but it does have a lifetime warranty. And for that price you can buy a back-up.

-Mb

kris smith
03-21-2012, 1:46 PM
I put a taco rim fire scope on my mini off my 1022 an it held zero all day

ejhc11
03-21-2012, 1:50 PM
These are on sale - variable to 4x.
http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/vortex.pl?page=vortexcrossfire1-4x32

ejhc11
03-21-2012, 1:50 PM
These are on sale - variable to 4x.
http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/vortex.pl?page=vortexcrossfire1-4x32