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Mini 14 Scope Recommendation

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, May 21, 2014.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I have a new Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Rifle, that I am about to buy a new Leupold scope for. I'm set on a Leupold VX-II, but want to get thoughts on 3-9x or 4-12x. I plan on using it for coyotes and small animals, maybe deer sometime. The 4-12x is about $40 more, but in not sure I need the extra power.

    Also, any thing I should do to get the most out of the rifle for accuracy?
     
  2. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    I have only shot 2 and neither one was that accurate. Both were used with unknown round counts though.
    if it was me, i would stick with their Redfield line.
     
  3. nreno88

    nreno88 bremerton wa Member

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    I'm in the same boat. The scopes I am considering are the Vortex Diamondback either the 1.75-5x32 or the 2-7x35. The problem I have is they both seem to dominate the rifle. I am sort of fond of the simple mini.
     
  4. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Save yourself some money and grab a Redfield Revolution 2-7x32. Lightweight, compact, durable, clear, and plenty of magnification for the ranges a Mini-14 is capable of, accuracy wise. Now if you were talking about an accurate AR-15, well, I have a Redfield Revolution 4-12x40 on my S&W M&P 15 Sport.
    Another plus for the Revolution, Leupold backed warranty on a made in USA scope.
     
  5. nreno88

    nreno88 bremerton wa Member

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    Price is very close. Within .5in in length. Vortex also has a pretty great warranty as well. I dont think I can go wrong.
     
  6. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Get a red dot, there's a reason the A-Team couldn't hit anything,,, :s0048:
     
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  7. nreno88

    nreno88 bremerton wa Member

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    Well played good sir. Well played. My particular mini is not all bad in the accuracy department. It does lack a certain badassery by not having a folding stock.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  8. Johnnie

    Johnnie Allegany, Oregon Member

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    through trial and error....I wound up with a trigger job, Hogue stock and a Leupold compact 3-9x. With Hornady 53gr V-Max it smokes critters out to 250yds...maybe better with another shooter. The trigger work will make the difference.
     
  9. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I pity the foo that doesn't love when a plan comes together.