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Old 06-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Hi all, was wondering what was a good open reflex sight for the ruger mini 14. It will need to mount to an Ultimak rail. I am aware of the Burris fastfire series. Are there any others? I would like the reflex red dot sight to be open (like a little window). No tube/scope suggestions please. Thank you in advance!

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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out of curiosity what is your price range? that makes a huge difference with the range of optics available.

as you already know, i can't help you much. do you have a big sporting goods store (cabelas, bass pro) where you can get the opportunity to look through several different models?

i always try to narrow it down to a half dozen scopes/red dots through research and reviews, then i do my best to get my mitts on as many as i can. you can never really know till you look through them & handle them yourself.

sorry, best advice i can offer with my limited experience with red dots/reflex sights. it is a mess out there with so many models/brands to chose from. its really overload sometimes.

good luck.

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any reason for not considering a true 1-4 or an aimpoint?? you give up a lot of capability limiting yourself like that. but its your choice


the lightest toughest no magnification optic is the trijicon rmr. ive got the rmr08 i think i would go with the battery powered model

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I went through this for months. Depending on your use for the gun there are several good options. A Trijicon 1-4 as Jon recommends or a comparable scope from Leupold or a handful of other companies are good options if you need magnification and want a scope over the action. Plus you can use the 1x and illumination for close range work. A scout scope is decent if you want limited magnification for short range shooting. A forward mounted red dot is good for short range and quick acquisition. It really just depends on how you plan to use the gun, and what your budget is.


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Trijicon RMR

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This is exactly the type of optic I was referring to! Thank you very much for this. Is there anything similar but slightly cheaper? I paid almost that for the gun itself, lol. I'm willing to spend about $250 max. If not, I'm willing to save up for the trijicon rmr. Can anyone attest to the reliable and quality of the trijicon rmr? Thank you in advance.
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Or this one: TruGlo® Multireticle/Tru-Brite. It's about $130.00

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my local wal mart has a little bushnell reflex sight for about $130 I believe

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In your price range of $250 the only game in town is the Burris Fastfire III. anything less is probably a waste of money. Next up are the Trijicons at about 2x the price.

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well, as the true cheapskate on this thread........

$29.99!!!!

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