early model sight question

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by rickyd, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. rickyd

    rickyd New Member

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    just recently purchased a 183 serial number mini 14.
    plan on doing a trigger job and putting on a strut to accurize
    HOWEVER: I hate the sights!
    does any one here have experience with putting a red dot type sight on an early model like mine. or any other iron type of system?
    Rickyd
     
  2. bwraven

    bwraven New Member

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    I have a couple Mini-14's (not Ranch Rifles with integral scope ring scallops in the receiver.) True Mini-14's aren't designed for scope mounting.

    I have used the side-mount scope bases in the past, and had very poor luck with them. (B-Square, etc.)

    I now use Amega Ranges scout mounts that replace the forend heat shield. Not only do they give you a very stable red dot mounting platform, they increase barrel rigidity and improve accuracy.


    If you want to update the rear sight, I would recommend Tech Sights. I use Choate flash hider/sight for my front sights. (The Choate muzzle devices require you to drill a hole along the underside of the barrel to install the roll pin.)
     
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  3. rickyd

    rickyd New Member

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    thanks Bwraven. the Amega mini scope mount is exactly what im looking for.
    Rickyd
     
  4. ccase39

    ccase39 New Member

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    how much do those Amega ranges cost?
     
  5. bwraven

    bwraven New Member

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