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Old 02-09-2009, 10:00   #1
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Mini-14 Scope selection need help

Can anyone recommend a good 3x9 scope for a mini-14?
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Old 02-09-2009, 17:41   #2
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what are you looking to spend?
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No more than $200
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I am putting a BSA Sweet on mine.....
I never thought much about em till I got my hands on a Sweet 22; Very clear glass and impressive features or the Price (under $80).
I own a Sweet .22 and a Sweet .270 already.
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Nikon Prostaff. I have one on my mini very nice clarity, good eye relief also. they make a 3x9 40mm in black or silver. they run around $150 to $160(with the bdc mildot) Guy at the shop I got mine at said for the price hands down his pick.
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Originally Posted by p35bhp55 View Post
Burris Fullfield II
+1 The Fullfield II is a really nice scope for the money and highly underrated.
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i would also go for the Burris in that price range. or a used vx-II. both great scopes with nice features.
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I have no idea what I'll settle on for my new (and first) Mini-14. Natchezz had something on sale that intrigued me that I just mounted for now, a Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4X32. It's nice and short, and at 1.75 power the field of view is real wide and quick to find the target. I've only played with it in the basement, but it almost seems to me like I could use it with both eyes open at low magnification.......
I think I'll like it once spring arrives and I finally feel like shooting the new gun If not I'll put on a Burris 3X9 that's lying around looking for a home. As noted above, I agree that the Burris Fullfield II's are excellent scopes for their price range.

BTW - that Bushnell scope looks to go for around 100.00 most places and Natchez has it right now for 49.00
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mini30 scope

What scope do you have on your mini 30 that has held up to at least 1000 rounds.I've killed 4 scopes so far with less than 500 rounds for each.My eyes are bad enough that I need a scope to shoot my 30 or I might as well just dump it.
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i have a leupold vx-II 3x9 on mine thats been perfect for quite a few thousand rounds. i do have buffers fore & aft. but i don't think you can kill the scope. even if you did they would send you a new one with no questions asked. and that's forever. for $300.00 that's a great scope & a great warranty.
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Originally Posted by bouhunter View Post
I have no idea what I'll settle on for my new (and first) Mini-14. Natchezz had something on sale that intrigued me that I just mounted for now, a Bushnell Trophy 1.75-4X32. It's nice and short, and at 1.75 power the field of view is real wide and quick to find the target. I've only played with it in the basement, but it almost seems to me like I could use it with both eyes open at low magnification.......
I think I'll like it once spring arrives and I finally feel like shooting the new gun If not I'll put on a Burris 3X9 that's lying around looking for a home. As noted above, I agree that the Burris Fullfield II's are excellent scopes for their price range.

BTW - that Bushnell scope looks to go for around 100.00 most places and Natchez has it right now for 49.00
I have the 1.5x6x42 on a 10-22 and love it, except the ill dot on mine is too big for a 22, covers the bull at fifty yards. I have a short barrel HK forgery it will probably go on. Trophy series seems really well made for the price range.
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New member here. Good info on this forum.

Will the Burris Fullfield II with the 42mm lens fit a 196 series mini with the factory supplied rings?

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There is more than one size of Ruger rings, but if yours are like mine then no, the Fullfield won't clear. It happens my RR wears that scope with a Wiegand rail and Kwik sight low mounts and honestly I've been thinking about backing it off to a 40 with no AO. The 4.5x14 is awful optimistic for a mini, as I've found the hard way. The 40mm Fullfield would clear in the factory mounts with maybe some dressing of the "button" in the center of the handguard. The Weaver V series 38 mm scopes fit with no modding.
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+2. I have their 2-7X sits on a Warne Picatinny rail mount. Bright, clear and easy/quick on acquisition. However this is a noob talking, this is my 1st scope.

Originally I was thnnking of Millete DMS 1-4x, but talked myself out coz my (poor) eye sight can use more help shooting beyond 85 yd.

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+1 The Fullfield II is a really nice scope for the money and highly underrated.
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Nikon 3X9X40 BDC Prostaff. E-bay for $130.00. Dealers with thousands of sales. Not refurbished. New with lifetime warranty. Hold zero. Lots of light.
I have two 580's both with the Prostaffs and plan on putting one on my 7mm rem mag as soon as I get the millet scope rings. You won't be dissapointed.

Wow.. I just looked at the initial date (Feb. 2009) you asked the question. I am sure you have a scope on the Mini by now. However... if you aren't happy with it, then this four month old post might help. Enjoy.

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Leupold Mark AR & QD Warne's for Mini

Ordered the Leupold Mark AR 3-9x40 with BDC dial turrent set for 55 grain 3100 fps rounds for my SS Mini 14 from Cabelas. Order additional turrents for the bullet you wish to shoot from Leupold.

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-s...k-ar-3-9x40mm/

http://www.gunblast.com/Leupold-AR.htm

Plan on mounting it with QD Warne's for the Mini.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=2..._BASE_QD_RINGS
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