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Need a compact scope for my mini 14

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#1 300wsm



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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

I got my mini 14 shooting as good as it's going to get, (1.5''@ 100 yds.) now I need a compact scope maybe, 2-7x35 or something like that, are any of you useing a compact scope that you would recomend.,,Thanks,,300wsm

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:17 PM

I am using a Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40 on Ironholder Ghost Ring mounts. Works great! The scope is fairly compact and has great resolution. Perfect for a mini-14. Went with the Ironholder mounts so that I could get the plastic handguard off without losing my scope zero. Works a lot better then those that use a side mount.Darren

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:32 AM

I've used some compact scopes in the past, but was never really happy with them. While the smaller scopes looked appropriate on the rifles, I always felt as if I had blinders on. The smaller front end of the scopes did not work well for me.The one scope I do like is the Leupold 1.75-6 VXIII, a smaller scope that still performs.If you get a chance, look through the scopes before buying. A scope with less magnification will take care of some of the "field of view" shortcomings.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:37 PM

For good solid mid to upper range scopes I love the Bushnell 4200 series. They make a 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope which IMHO is perfect for a mini. There is also a 2.5 x 10 40mm which is nice also, little cheaper, little more power. For the money, you cannot beat em.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 07:46 PM

Both my mini14 and 30 are fun guns for me and not serious hunting guns I put weaver 4X scopes on both and found them to be fine for the gun.

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