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Old 02-07-2010, 08:38   #1
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Scope for my 580 Ranch Rifle

I got a 580 series Ranch Rifle for Christmas (.223 cal). I want to mount a scope to do some feral pig hunting. ANY suggestions? I want to spend $75-$150 dollars. I have heard the Garand action is going to tough on any scopes. I need a reliable, yet not terribly expensive scope.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:50   #2
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I have a Nikon Pro-Staff on mine works great $149 at Wall Mart
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Old 01-12-2011, 20:03   #3
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I can give you a point to a really good picatinny/weaver rail mount for the ranch rifle.
Jack Weigand is making one out of heat treated aircraft Aluminium.
Ruger Mini 14 Scope Mount Weaver Picatinny
Found this one after I bought a cheap looking NC Star rail mount and it is solid as a rock.
I mounted a UTG 4X32 compact scope from Cheap as Dirt (59.99) on my Mini Tactical.
Sold all EVIL guns at gun show!
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Old 01-15-2011, 23:45   #4
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I really like the Russian scopes for any semi-auto type rifle.Kalinka sells some real fine plain scopes"1 inch plain tube"?I just bought a 3.5 power X 17.5mm mini scope for $120.00.Its going on a SKS with Choate drill and tap mount.This scope is designed for the russian military FULL AK47 auto.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:19   #5
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There's a guy on ebay selling Tasco EXP 1.5x5 (the ones with the oval objective) for $35. I put one on my RR about 2 weeks ago. It's a little on the heavy side, but has been working real well...and cheap!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:22   #6
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I have a Weigand mount for sale in the MISC. Section FS Weigand Mini 14 Scope Mount

Leupold scopes are probably the most reliable and 100% guaranteed - Not cheap though.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:02   #7
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In the <$150 category:
Burris Timberline or Fullfield (the Timberline is smaller and looks better on the Mini, but it's being discontinued)
Burris 2-7x26 Timberline Rifle Scope

Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield II Rifle Scope

The new, Leupold-affiliated Redfield:
Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope

Nikon Prostaff:
Nikon 2-7x32 ProStaff Riflescope

or, if a 50yd parallax setting is OK for your hunting:
Nikon 4x32 ProStaff Rimfire Scope

SWFA links posted because they're convenient; you may be able to find these scopes cheaper elsewhere. Walmart tends to have the Nikon ProStaffs in stock. You aren't going to find a Leupold new for under $150.
Ideal scope for a Mini-14 (IMO) is the now-discontinued Burris Timberline 4x. Perfectly-sized for a Mini with nice, bright optics; mine has held up fine on my Mini-14 for over a decade.
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