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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #11
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We are getting close to Christmans sales and Black Friday shopping online, Midway is having a big sale next week.


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At least you've got the right idea as far as scope power goes. 1-4 or 2-7 is more then enough for a gun like this. I have to laugh at folks that'll slap a 4-12x42mm on a semi-auto rifle thinking they'll be taking 800 yard shots or something. A rifle like a Mini that just may be used in close quarters for self defense needs a scope on the low end of the power scale, like the 1-4 that you had on it. That way if you're shooting a 10-20 yards you'll see what you're shooting at and can keep both eyes open. IF you need to take a 200-300 yard shot then 4x should be enough to get you on target. Granted you'll not be shooting prairie dogs at 400 yards with a 4x scope but then again a semi-auto like this isn't made for that either. Hope things turn out well for ya' and you get your scope problems sorted out.

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At least you've got the right idea as far as scope power goes. 1-4 or 2-7 is more then enough for a gun like this. I have to laugh at folks that'll slap a 4-12x42mm on a semi-auto rifle thinking they'll be taking 800 yard shots or something. A rifle like a Mini that just may be used in close quarters for self defense needs a scope on the low end of the power scale, like the 1-4 that you had on it. That way if you're shooting a 10-20 yards you'll see what you're shooting at and can keep both eyes open. IF you need to take a 200-300 yard shot then 4x should be enough to get you on target. Granted you'll not be shooting prairie dogs at 400 yards with a 4x scope but then again a semi-auto like this isn't made for that either. Hope things turn out well for ya' and you get your scope problems sorted out.
Agreed. I'm not much for a long-reach scope. I had a 3-9 on my 10/22 and found that to be a little excessive at times. The longest local range here is 100 yards so it's unlikely that I'll ever shoot past that distance. In my initial dealings with the new 2-7, it seems like it should be okay. I still think the 1-4 is a better optic for this style of rifle, but I'm going to give the 2-7 a few days at the range and see how it does. I put Warne QR rings on it so I can remove it and shoot with irons if I choose to.

I'm not 100% sold on the 2-7 yet.

But I do agree that a 4-12 or 6-24 doesn't belong on a rifle like the Mini 14.
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