Bummer Scope Problem

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by Brother_COM, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Brother_COM

    Brother_COM New Member

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    I bought a "Compact" Drop compensation scope for the mini, wanted to see how it worked, but the rings are too far apart for the scope :-(
    What are my options? Keep in mind that I really liked the compact design of the scope.
    Here's a pic: what can I do?
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    Thanks guys!
    Glen
     
  2. dunamisnc

    dunamisnc New Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by the rings are too far apart? Do you mean the rings are to far apart to mount to the stock rails on the ranch rifle? How about a picture.

    I would think any of the top picatinny rails would solve your problem.
     

  3. Brother_COM

    Brother_COM New Member

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    kinda dunamisnc, if I put my stock Ruger Mini 14 rings that came with the rifle the scope doesn't fit. Look in the picture, you'll see the rings only have about 2" between them. I should have thought about it but the description didn't say HOW FAR apart the rings would have to be.

    I have looked into getting a ProMag Rail for my mini, but it's like $69.00!!!

    I think I may have to send this scope back.
    Thanks guys!
    Glen
     
  4. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You're really thinking about sending the scope back over a 70 dollar part? Especially on a mini... Just get the rail. If you don't use it for this scope, you will when you change to a different one.
     
  5. Brother_COM

    Brother_COM New Member

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    $$$$$$$$

    Darrel, you obviously have more money than I do :-D I have 6 kiddos and they ALL like to eat. Imagine.... But I did do exactly what you suggested. Pretty cool rail too! I didn't get the ProMag I got UTC. Here's a pic:
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    Thanks,
    Glen
     
  6. drew7

    drew7 New Member

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    I have a B Square side mount I'd be willing to part with. It's stainless finish duracoated combat green. A lil accetone and the duracoat comes off looking like original. It's not used anymore since I put a red dot on the Amega mount.
     
  7. Brother_COM

    Brother_COM New Member

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    Thanks Drew, but I already ordered the UTG mount I posted the pic of. It ships from my own state so I may have it early this week! It looks like I can put a light on it too!

    Thanks again guys!
    Glen
     
  8. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry about the way that came across Glen. I didn't mean for it to sound so confrontational. I understand about the not having money to do things we want. Best of luck to you with that mount and post pics when it gets installed. I love me some gun porn.
     
  9. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Drew, how much? Send me a PM.