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October 14, 2012, 05:56 AM
need your opinion on two red dot scopes for a Ruger mini 14.
I will be using the mini 14 for target practice. Which one in your opinion
would be the best one and will they fit on the Mini 14?
Thank for your feedback

1. http://www.parts4ruger1022.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ruger_10-22&Product_Code=KON7247&Category_Code=Ruger_10-22_Scopes

2. http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-1xRed-Riflescope/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350211588&sr=8-1&keywords=Bushnell+Trophy+TRS-25+1xRed+Dot+Sight+Riflescope

October 14, 2012, 09:18 AM
Spend a little more for this one. Well worth the extra money.


will they fit on the Mini 14?

If it is a standard model you will have more problems. If the raanch rifle you will probably have to buy a rail. Neither are good options.

I gave up on Mini's a long time ago and am not as aware of aftermarket options for them as I used to be. Mounting optics on them used to be a much more challenging than on flat top AR's.

October 14, 2012, 09:47 AM
I have the Vortex SPARC Red Dot Sights fit on this rifle?
I see the Vortex does not have len covers?
Thanks for your input.



October 14, 2012, 10:05 AM
I just purchased the TRS25(on sale for $80) to replace A cheap scope that served me well until I dropped it. I have not mounted the new scope.

Metal god
October 14, 2012, 12:10 PM
OK it looks like the Bushnell red dot comes with the Built in mount for Weaver-style rail , and the Ruger mini 14 stock comes with One seven-inch and two two-inch Picatinny rails .

Now, what does this mean to you? Boiled down, it means that accessories designed for a Weaver system will, in most cases, fit on a “Picatinny” system. The reverse, however, is probably not the case. Due to the larger recoil groove, “Picatinny” accessories will not fit a Weaver system. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule, but for a good rule-of-thumb, “Picatinny” won’t fit Weaver, but Weaver will fit “Picatinny

Hum :confused:

If the optic will mount to the rifle . It's just a matter of preference. :)

October 14, 2012, 12:47 PM
A buddy of mine has been very happy with an UltiMAK (http://ultimak.com/m4.htm) for mounting an Eotech on his mini 14. It's been rock solid for over several years and a few thousand rounds.

Also, I would second the previous Bushnell TRS-25 recommendation. I've had one for two plus years. For the money it's a great red dot. Mine currently resides on a converted 7.62x39 Saiga.

hardhat harry
October 14, 2012, 12:56 PM
Here are options for mounting on a Ranch Rifle