Scope recommendations for new mini 14 ranch riffle?
I'm looking for scope options for my ruger mini 14..I have an extra nikon prostaff 3-9 sitting around..but would like some other ideas..gonna use it for all purpose hunting when dual seasons are in like turkey/deer...
I had a Nikon 3x9x40 on my mini and it was a great scope, but I replaced it with a Burris Fullfield II E1. I love having the ballistic reticle. It really simplifies 200 and 300 yard shots. But I wouldn't think twice about putting the Nikon back on if I weren't planning on shooting over 150 yards.
I've always found that a fixed 4 power or fixed 6 power scope has been the best for me on my mini's.( exclusively Weavers) I have yet to have a fixed power scope damaged to my mini's recoil. My mini's are my Jeep/truck guns so they are always subject to my off roading bucking.
I also dont shoot past 200yards for animals I have other rifles for that.
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The Mini is not a target friendly gun w/o modifications. 100 yds is pretty much max range - how much mag do you need for that ?
Minis shine in their ability to be quick handling and fast firing platforms - both qualities will be degraded w heavy glass & mag.
Fixed scopes have taken more abuse in my experience and generally cost less which is a bonus. I have 4X on one mini and a 3-9 someone gave me on another which has never been above 6X. Both are WAY too top heavy and balance accordingly. Love it off the bench, hate it in the field. New Leupold 4X w be optima if it wasn't so expensive.