Originally Posted by Carnivore301
I just got a Ruger Mini 14 and I would like to get a sighting system that can function like a red dot sight for quick close quarter shooting, but can also be zoomed in for long distance shots. What would you recommend?
i had a millet dms-1 on my mini at first. it does exactly what you are talking about. it is a 1-4 with an illuminated dot, basically a magnified red dot.
i ended up getting rid of it though. don't get me wrong, it was a good scope and did what it was supposed to. but i had a few issues with it. first, i thought it was way too big for the mini 14. then, i later wanted more magnification than X4.
in the end, i went with a traditional scope on QD rings for my mini. i also have a red dot separately.
i wish there was something out there like the dms, but at about half the size and weight. if anyone has any ideas...i also would love to hear them.