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Old 02-17-2014, 12:19 AM   #21
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Default What can I do with the scope rings that came with my new mini 14

This is the exact discussion I have had with myself lately. I have a new Mini also. I don't want a big scope over the action. Mine is the short barreled version so even a scout scope seems to long to me. So on to red dots. I really like the reticle of the Eotech and the open sight, eyes open wide thing, but the 512 is pretty big, and the one I like is $500! So I am hesitating, and thinking of just putting on the Tech Sights. Just can't decide. Plus I'd need the $139 Ultimak Rail.


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This is the exact discussion I have had with myself lately. I have a new Mini also. I don't want a big scope over the action. Mine is the short barreled version so even a scout scope seems to long to me. So on to red dots. I really like the reticle of the Eotech and the open sight, eyes open wide thing, but the 512 is pretty big, and the one I like is $500! So I am hesitating, and thinking of just putting on the Tech Sights. Just can't decide. Plus I'd need the $139 Ultimak Rail.


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the eotech is quite a bad a$$ sight. but, i still think grossly overpriced imo. eotech at one point produced the same sight under bushnell's name....about $200 cheaper.....

i dunno. i have swayed away from red dots lately. all the best ones simply cost to much to justify for my limited shooting opportunities. i think low powered scopes or irons are where its at these days.

but everybody has very different needs when it comes to optics.
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Mine came with rings and a rail. Do not want a red dot, I think? Could be persuaded. I was thinking a 1-3 or 1-4 scope.


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Mine came with rings and a rail. Do not want a red dot, I think? Could be persuaded. I was thinking a 1-3 or 1-4 scope.


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look into these perhaps:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/183610/weaver-classic-v-series-rifle-scope-1-3x-20mm-dual-x-reticle-matte

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/451754/nikon-m-223-rifle-scope-1-4x-20mm-interchangeable-turret-point-blank-reticle-matte

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/372197?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Optics%20-%20Scopes%20-%20Under%2012X-_-PriceCompListing-_-372197&gclid=CLuW37Tt1rwCFeRi7AodcEkATg

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1320118852/nikon-monarch-3-rifle-scope-1-4x-20mm-matte?cm_vc=ProductFinding

i have the nikon 223 on my AR. it is a good scope so far.
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Thanks Hawkguy.


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no worries. there are a million scopes and red dots out there. do your research, then find a place with a big selection and look through as many as possible.

i think that the weaver looks like a great option for a mini myself. very small and compact for a traditional scope. but i have never looked through one. in fact, i have considered replacing my current scope with that weaver because i am becoming more fond of low power variable scopes.

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I have the new 5847 Tactical , it came with the rings and the rail. Had the TRS25 Bushnell on the 196 and loved it so I have one for the new gun. Also have Tech Sights . I prefer Iron sights to anything else, its all what you like. YMMV.

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The Mini's are not drilled and tapped. They have built in mounts that use propitiatory rings. I put the Ultimak on mine and now have a Vortex Strikefire on it in the low mount. It was on sale for $100. I also have a pistol scope set up for it so 3 sight choices. I dont want anything mounted over the receiver that would have to come off to field strip. An Aimpoint Pro would be nice on it but around $400.

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gooder? is that even a word?



never mind. it's a McCool word!

Gooder, gooderer, besterest, are all great words. If used in sentences such as, "Bill is petty good, but Tim is gooder, and Jake is more gooderer, but Jack is the besterest.", you can make your English teacher shoot most of a cup of coffee out her nose.


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Gooder, gooderer, besterest, are all great words. If used in sentences such as, "Bill is petty good, but Tim is gooder, and Jake is more gooderer, but Jack is the besterest.", you can make your English teacher shoot most of a cup of coffee out her nose.


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just a "curiosity" question, jigs....did you also happen to attend texas a&m university?
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