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Old 10-26-2013, 8:03 AM
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Default Ruger mini 14 red dot sight

I have a ruger mini 14 I want to put a red dot sight on I have no clue what mount or what sight would work with this riffile I am trying to stay under $500
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Old 10-26-2013, 8:51 AM
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I highly recommend the Burris Fast Fire II. Perfect fit for the Mini-14 using the factory weaver rail. Handles the 5.56 and 223 round easily. Good up to 100 yds, possibly more. Small & lightweight. Cost is roughly $200.

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Old 10-26-2013, 9:36 AM
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Looks good can't beat the price or the quality now what's the difference between the fast fire 2 and the fast fire 3
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FF2 = 4 MOA and FF3 = 3MOA

The 4 MOA is perfect for what I am using it for, basically 100 yards and in.

(I'm sure there are other differences, so try Google).
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:16 AM
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Thank you I also found out that the
FF3 has deterrent brightness setting and battrey is on top
The FF3 also comes in 8MOA
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I put a Primary Arms on mine with a Weigand mount. Works great and don't plan on changing it to anything else.
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I was thinking of using Bushnell
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Hi, Here are a couple of ways to go with the Mini-14.

Best way to go with the Fast Fire III, keeps that sight low and in the best position to keep out of the way.---->http://www.gggaz.com/mini-14-rail-wi...dot-scope.html

The Amega Rail is the most flexible. You would mount a Primary Arms Mini-Dot just ahead of the receiver. This keeps the red-dot low and clear of the ejection port.---->http://www.amegaranges.com/product_p...ugerMini14.php

Primary Arms - Best inexpensive micro-dot period. I have a TRS-25 and a Primary Arms MD-06. The MD-06 is hands down better (check reviews on various forums if you don't believe me).---->https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary-...se-p/md-06.htm

The other way to go is to buy 30mm rings for the Mini at Mounts Plus and then mount a red-dot in the rings. I think this takes 30mm rings--->http://www.bushnell.com/hunting/rifl...-multi-reticle

I would NOT mount a rail on top like this ----> http://www.jackweigand.com/ranch.html

If you use the Weigand mount your red-dot will be mounted very high and this will affect your cheek weld.

I have experimented with the GGG option and the 30MM rings option, but I've heard good things about the Amega option as well.

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Best way to go with the Fast Fire III, keeps that sight low and in the best position to keep out of the way.---->http://www.gggaz.com/mini-14-rail-wi...dot-scope.html
I was in the process of buying this when I found out they want $20 for shipping!

Holy smokes, it's a micro-dot and piece of aluminum from AZ, that's ridiculous!

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I was in the process of buying this when I found out they want $20 for shipping!

Holy smokes, it's a micro-dot and piece of aluminum from AZ, that's ridiculous!

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You can probably find the mount and FFIII at another vendor. Add it up with shipping and see if it's cheaper. Personally, I don't have time to mess around trying to save $10 or $20, but if you do there are a number of vendors.

Midway - the mount is $50
Midway Mini-14 Mount

Midway FastFire III - $250
Midway FastFire III

Looks to me like quibbling about $20 for shipping won't negate the savings on the bundle at GGG.

So I'd think it through before I called the shipping ridiculous.

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I have Burris Fastfire III on a GG&G micro red dot rail. Sits very low and don't need a cheek rest. You can get them as a package for about $260. Good for a 18X24" plate at 400 yds.

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You can probably find the mount and FFIII at another vendor. Add it up with shipping and see if it's cheaper. Personally, I don't have time to mess around trying to save $10 or $20, but if you do there are a number of vendors.

Midway - the mount is $50
Midway Mini-14 Mount

Midway FastFire III - $250
Midway FastFire III

Looks to me like quibbling about $20 for shipping won't negate the savings on the bundle at GGG.

So I'd think it through before I called the shipping ridiculous.

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The $20 itself is nothing, it's the concept of charging $20 for shipping when for less than a quarter of that it goes in a Priority Mail one rate box.

If I find the parts somewhere that charges me the real shipping and I'll pay $20+ more for the item on principal.

So yeah, to me charging $20 for something that is going to arrive in a $4.85 one rate box is ridiculous. If that's what they need out of the items charge me $270 + actual shipping and I'm good with it.
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Looks like I am going with the Burris iii
Thank you all for your feedback
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Before you order the Burris (a nice sight) take a look at the Vortex SPARC. The only downside is the oddball CR2354 battery.

http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-SPARC-R.../dp/B0038VG5UC
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Before you order the Burris (a nice sight) take a look at the Vortex SPARC. The only downside is the oddball CR2354 battery.

http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-SPARC-R.../dp/B0038VG5UC
The only problem with the Sparc is that it needs a rail to mount to.
By the time you add the rail to the Ruger mounts and the Sparc even with the lowest mount you're pretty much at a chin weld with the Mini.

I have the Sparc and it is a good sight but not the greatest for the Mini.

I did manage to put together a GG&G mount and Fastfire sight combo, $212 for both w/free shipping, and frankly I like it better than any scope I've tried to date.
And I've had everything on that Mini from 3-9x40 to PA red dot, 1-4x Burris AR Optics and scout mounted Burris Trophy red dot.
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I did manage to put together a GG&G mount and Fastfire sight combo, $212 for both w/free shipping
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That's a great price. Be sure you got the right GG&G rail. The Burris can be mounted directly to the Mini red dot rail, but you will need to buy an adapter from Burris if you purchased the standard rail. I made that mistake by not reading the fine print.
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If you have the newer Mini with the ring provisions on the receiver, you can use the Burris 410332 base:


http://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-mount-fastfire.html

with the FastFire II or III. That's as low as you're going to get. it eliminates the need to attach to a rail.

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um, any time you feel like sharing ...
I got each part separately scrounging on ebay, I'd like to be able to give a url but it was just one off shopping.

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If you have the newer Mini with the ring provisions on the receiver, you can use the Burris 410332 base:


http://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-mount-fastfire.html

with the FastFire II or III. That's as low as you're going to get. it eliminates the need to attach to a rail.

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Okay this looks seriously cool, I just bought the GG&G mount but I had to order one to see how it compared.
We'll see!
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I just bought the GG&G mount but I had to order one to see how it compared.
We'll see!
Please, do tell when you have a chance. Thanks.
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I received the Burris Mini-14 mount today and mounted the Fastfire on my Mini.

As with any of the Ruger type mounts this thing is a rock once secured.
The Burris mount is essentially the front portion of the GG&G mount but seems to sit just a bit lower.
All in all I think I'll be staying with the Burris mount, it is by weight and feel like not having anything at all on the rifle.



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I received the Burris Mini-14 mount today and mounted the Fastfire on my Mini.

As with any of the Ruger type mounts this thing is a rock once secured.
The Burris mount is essentially the front portion of the GG&G mount but seems to sit just a bit lower.
All in all I think I'll be staying with the Burris mount, it is by weight and feel like not having anything at all on the rifle.



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Did you end up going with the Burris Fastfire III and the GGG base?
If so how's it working for you?
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