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Commocarl 05-08-2013 12:46 AM

Yep another scope thread
 
I am still really hesitant about putting a scope on my Mini. I have swapped the rear sight with a tech-sight for easier adjustment and have been bringing myself back up to speed with iron sights. I have also played around with a cheap red dot and from what I have seen it is a pretty nice addition, unlike (IMO) a laser.

I, like many of you, have achieved an age where my eyes aren't working as well for me. So a scope is starting to sound really good for +75 yards. I have an amega rail on my mini, so I have scout mounted the red dot, when I use it.

I want a lower power adjustable scope. In the perfect world I would love a 1-4 with a very long eye relief. My idea is to scout mount the scope and keep it on 1 for 50 yards or less (both eyes open), then dial it up for longer ranges.

As you guys have more experience than I in this I thought I would ask your opinion on the matter. The closest I have seen to a scope I just described is:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bush-rs-bnr-711436.html

it has a 6 inch eye relief.

Your comments are most appreciated.

tri70 05-09-2013 02:28 AM

I have used a pistol scope on a TC Contender, it took a little more effort to steady but it did have a real long eye relief. You might see if you can find one you can get a feel for the longer relief.

I am fortunate to have stores with mounted scopes to feel and check eye relief.

hawkguy 05-09-2013 10:26 PM

i have a redfield revolution 2-7 and i think it is a GREAT scope for the price!

i have heard weaver has a nice 1-4, but i don't have personal experience with it.

Commocarl 05-09-2013 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hawkguy (Post 1242104)
i have a redfield revolution 2-7 and i think it is a GREAT scope for the price!

i have heard weaver has a nice 1-4, but i don't have personal experience with it.

I really like the price on the one I posted, hoping someone here has experience with it, or one like it before I pull the trigger (so to speak).

Also want to make sure what I am looking to do is practical, and not tacticool.

Thanks

hawkguy 05-11-2013 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Commocarl (Post 1242135)
I really like the price on the one I posted, hoping someone here has experience with it, or one like it before I pull the trigger (so to speak).

Also want to make sure what I am looking to do is practical, and not tacticool.

Thanks

my bad. guess i should read, instead of skim? :)

Commocarl 05-16-2013 01:05 AM

Boy, this forum has slowed way down since the ammo shortage, hasn't it?

tri70 05-17-2013 01:10 AM

We do need to shoot more when ammo comes back. I've seen some here and there. I saw some Promag 20's and 30's at Academy Sports.

Ammo in stock

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/

tri70 05-17-2013 01:14 AM

Here is a site for some supplies 60 gr Vmax.

http://www.thebrassguy.com/

Gonzilla 05-17-2013 01:30 AM

I have 3X-9X which mostly stays on 6X. ( it's what I had.) My bud put fixed 4X on his and it's nice. Leupold makes great stuff but you will pay for it.

Optics are a game changer for old eyes.

hawkguy 05-17-2013 10:24 PM

not much to talk about, cept maybe my guns collecting dust for the last few months. :mad:

maybe if ammo is back and reasonable by late summer, we can start up another shooting challenge?


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