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Old 05-08-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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my bad. guess i should read, instead of skim?
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Boy, this forum has slowed way down since the ammo shortage, hasn't it?

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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/

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Here is a site for some supplies 60 gr Vmax.

http://www.thebrassguy.com/

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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.

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

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

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