Scope Consideration for Mini 14

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by madmax83, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. madmax83

    madmax83 New Member

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    I'm sure this has been done elsewhere but what are ya'lls thoughts on a good, well priced scope for my new Mini 14 Tactical? For the record I have a Accu Strut and ATI stock on the way for it. Other than that no mods yet.
     
  2. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    What type of shooting are you doing most? Close tactical type shooting a 1-4 power works well in a scout mount. I get out and hunt with my minis so I like the Nikon and Leopold brands in 3x9 power. You need a good scope because the way the minis action cycles, it's hard on cheap scopes.
     

  3. madmax83

    madmax83 New Member

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    I will target/plink shoot the most. I will do some hunting though. Most likely coyote/bobcat, possibly a hog, or even a whitetail if the oppertunity comes up. I'm leaning towards a 3X9 or close to that. I know Nikon has a line of scopes made for the .223 bullet, but wasn't sure I wanted to spend that much on one.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    A good scope in 3x9 or 2x7 is a good choice.
     
  5. R-BOLT

    R-BOLT New Member

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    The Burris Timberline scopes are great for Mini14/30 and smaller carbines. I have (2) 2x7 and the last one I purchased is a 3X9 as they do not make the 2x7 anymore. They are all 32 mm objectives. Have run a fair amount of rounds on a 6.8 mini 14, did some deer hunting with it and got along fine with the scope.
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    Holmes375 New Member

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    Second that. Tough little scopes with nice glass. Light and compact just like the Mini. Nice FOV at the low end.

    I have the Revolution 2-7 on Minis, the 3-9 on a .375 and a 4-12 on a survival-style M700 .308... I like 'em!
     
  8. madmax83

    madmax83 New Member

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  9. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    wow. price is right, reviews look decent. seems like it could be a good find. report back and let us know how it performs.
     
  10. madmax83

    madmax83 New Member

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    Got my new scope today! It's mounted and ready to test so hopefully this weekend I'll have a good report for everyone.

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  11. COBrien

    COBrien New Member

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    I'm curious to see how it performs for you. ;)
     
  12. Bigp88

    Bigp88 New Member

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    I just bought a weigand picatinny rail and a Nikon p223hopefully I can do some shooting this weekend