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Anyone actually use a see thru rail/site base that allows use of stock iron sites? Mine is bone stock except for a sling. I would like to mount a red dot, but still have use of irons at same time.
Have an older 184 series with all the goodies.
 

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To me, the best functioning and looking option is to replace the Ruger handguard with an Ultimak rail. Very low and very slick. Another option is this forward rail that replaces the top of the gas block.



I forget who makes them, but ASI sells them. Look most of the way down on their Mini 14 page.
 

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Ultimak sits low enough to use irons. Amegas you can use the irons too, but they accomplish this by adding a "trench" in their rail to see the irons.
 

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Another option is this forward rail that replaces the top of the gas block.

I forget who makes them, but ASI sells them. Look most of the way down on their Mini 14 page.
That'd be the Ranch Products Scout Mount. They're currently not producing them for the tapered-barrel Minis (been working on a "prototype" with them for a year now...:wacko:), but they can be modified fairly easily...


(For the record, that photo was taken right after I'd installed it, but before I re-aligned the mount -- it's not crooked any more :lol:)







I'd recommend purchasing one directly through Ranch Products -- it's even cheaper than buying from MidwayUSA (and a damn sight less expensive than what ASI wants for them). That is, of course, if you're wanting a forward-mounted optic...
 

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That's the one. My 580 has an Ultimak. Nothing on it yet, but I really like the look. If the Ultimak ever goes, I'll have an original Ruger wood hand guard and a Ranch Products rail on the gas block.
 

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That's the one. My 580 has an Ultimak. Nothing on it yet, but I really like the look. If the Ultimak ever goes, I'll have an original Ruger wood hand guard and a Ranch Products rail on the gas block.
I'd love a wood handguard to go with the Ruger wood stock I'm considering buying. Only issue is that it's impossible to remove the handguard with the Ranch Products rail installed.

Unless you don't mind making some modifications...
 
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