Striker1, I've had four early-model Minis. Two blued, two stainless. SumDood would come along and want mine worse than I did, and profit's profit. And I'd later trade into another one. I always stuck a Weaver K4 on top.
Since they were always first-shot reliable for aim and impact, I used mine as a truck gun and wandering-around varmint gun. And, occasionally, casual plinking. Back then I could buy reloaded 55-grain SPs for $120/thousand.
I'd probably have one now except that they've become priced above my interest level. But, I live in a state of sticker shock, mostly.