I have the Redfield Revolution 2-7X33 on my Mini-30 using the factory rings that came with it. I can take my bolt out without removing the scope. It actually helped getting the bolt back in by making me keep the correct angle on the bolt when reinstalling it.
Ok, I got the scope mounted and attempted to take the bolt out last night. I was able to take it out and put it all back together w/o taking the scope off, so I'm pleased with that. However, I was unable to remove my handguard. Is this also expected when using a non QD scope ring setup? Or am I missing something? W/O taking the handguard off, I'm unable to remove the op rod as well.