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I am new to this site. I purchased a mini 14 from Accuracy systems in CO. I want to add a holographic sight and give it to my 75 YO dad for the farm. He has a hard time with regular scopes. Any Advice?
 

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Welcome kthornton. About the only advice I can give on the Red dot sights, is get a shock proof one, as the mini has a reputation as a scope wrecker. I don't believe a $49 BSA will last very long. I put a muzzle brake, shock buffer, and smaller gas port bushing on my mini. It greatly reduced recoil. Now since you got your mini from A.S. I don't know what they have already done to your mini.

Sorry I can't give you a recommendation on a specific sight, but maby a few tips from articles, and some I have looked at, at gun shows: If a Red dot says 3 MOA, means the dot will cover 3" of your target at 100 yds. Most have adjustable light intensity adj, for day/ night use, some have adjustable dot sizes. Another thing to consider is battery life, battery cost, and availablity. Others in this forum, have used them, and will give you more info.
 

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I am looking at eto halographic for military use. It has a small footprint and is very rugged. It's price is in the $250-300 range.
 

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Hey kthorton: Tell us about the work done on the mini 14 by AS in CO. Shoot good groups? I was thinking of sending my mini 30 to them for some work.
 

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That sounds good. Mil-spec is rugged. If you have a link for the sight, post it so we can check it out.:)
 

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The holo sight should be good for him since it does not project a red dot but the sighting image appears away from the gun at maybe 50 yards more or less.
 

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Originally posted by kthornton
I am new to this site. I purchased a mini 14 from Accuracy systems in CO. I want to add a holographic sight and give it to my 75 YO dad for the farm. He has a hard time with regular scopes. Any Advice?
Go to the optics section of the AR15.Com website. You will see many posts on the pros and cons of all different types of optical sights. Based on posts of those who used both the holographic and aimpoint sights, the aimpoint seems to be the better choice based on consensus.
 

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I bought the SS Ranch with 18.5" Barrel, Ultra match .850", 1-9 twist, .850 gas block, 2.5"compensator. AS made the complete gun. I will receive it this week and plan on shooting Saturday. AS gaurantees sub 1" MOA accuracy.... Can't Wait.
 

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Be sure it is of the holographic type. Here in Texas, any scope that sends the light out of the scope is not legal for hunting. Even us archers have the same regulations.
 

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I had a Holosight mounted on a shortened, folding stock Mini-14 a while back, and although it was very fast and rugged it sat too high for my liking and looked odd.

It was impossible to get any kind of cheek weld when quickly mounting the gun. I've since switched to an Aimpoint Comp M and am very satisfied.
 
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