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Old 03-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #51
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just curious...why not mount an optic over the action? just a preference?

if you go with QD rings/mount.....mounting over the action should be fine. i've never had any problems with it.
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.
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[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.

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Will the Warne qd rings mount in the factory dove tails or do you have to get a rail mounted over the action? I have a mini but never thought about adding a scope until reading this thread. I like irons but optics would be fun on the mini.

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I believe Warne makes a special ring just for the Ruger dovetails, in fixed or Q.D. It would be much better to use these and not have a rail over the action. The rail would make cleaning, bolt removal or clearing a jam more difficult.
http://warnescopemounts.com/product/ruger-rings/

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Thanks man

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And just out of curiosity, besides not being qd, what's wrong with ruger factory rings? I havent used mine yet but they seem pretty solid.

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The Ruger rings are generally too high and your cheek doesn't sit down on the crown for a good aim like it does with the irons. I put a leather raised comb on my SS RR and it lines my eye up nicely with the scope.

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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.
Mine has an Ultimak with a pistol scope in quick detach rings. I like 2.5x on the forward mount scope.
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I just got mine back from Gundoc at Great West Gunsmithing. Trigger feels great when dry firing. What a difference. I'll try to get my red dot mounted and post some pictures in the next few days. I also have an Ultimak and will have an Aimpoint mounted forward. Can't wait to go shoot it now.


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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.
warne QD rings solved this problem. remove and reattach as often as needed and in seconds. mine have held zero exactly all but ONE time i reattached.

my scope sits JUST over the rear sight, it is pretty low and i require no cheek riser.
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