Cajungeo, Thanks for the info. I picked this Mini-30 up second hand and the orig owner did not have the scope rings. I find out Ruger's scope rings are $50 or so, Redfield are $30, and that Millet make scope rings for the Ranch also. I will check them out and see what may work better.
I will check out the site you gave me and look into my stock. Even a rectangular, tapped metal plate may work, epoxied in place, but I'll give it a look see. I'm planning on sending it to Mike for the bedding, trigger work and gas port bushing. This thing looks like a ton of fun. I've had Garands, and M1 Carbines and liked none of them. I don't like the fit of the AK or SKS either. Thanks again, Stan, AKA Dr. Stan or Peepsite!