Take a good look through a variable pistol scope before you buy one. Look at it at the same distance from your eye as it would be on the rifle and vary the power. I have a 2.5x pistol scope mounted forward of the receiver on my Mini 30 and I am recommending you stay with a fixed power in the 2x or 2.5x range.
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
Patron Member NRA
"As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
--- H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920