[QUOTE=JTJ;1538544]You have to remove the scope to field strip if the scope is over the action plus it sits up higher requiring a cheek pad on the stock to get the proper cheek weld.[/QUOTE
+1. Nothing is as nice and low as a scope in low rings on an Ultimak or Amega rail. The Mini balances nice with the scope weight forward, cleaning is easier, your scope bell isn't touching your rear sight, easier to wrap your hand around the action to carry, don't have to worry about brass hitting the scope, and easier to clear a jam ( if it ever happens!). Plus easier to acquire a target fast (and see what's going on to the side) with both eyes open and not having the scope so close to your eye.