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Old July 13th, 2016, 04:28 PM   #1
 
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Weaver/Picatinny base for Ranch Rifle?

I just ordered a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle and I'm interested in getting a base to mount my clamp-on Ultradot red dot sight on it. I'd like a setup that allows use of the iron sights (or easy removal of the optics), and decent breech access, if possible.



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I just ordered a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle and I'm interested in getting a base to mount my clamp-on Ultradot red dot sight on it. I'd like a setup that allows use of the iron sights (or easy removal of the optics), and decent breech access, if possible.
Think the only option that allows the use of the iron sights is the forearm mounted rail that replaces the heatshield. Ultimak or amegamount.

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Me I use the gg&g over the receiver rail on 3 of mine. It allows plenty of room to the breech for bolt removal, however it does not allow the use of the irons unless the rail is removed.

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I use Utilimak on mine.
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Tacky has your number. There are a few good options.
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The Ultimak for me.
Helps to stiffen the barrel and disperse heat, just like a strut.
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I just ordered a GG&G rail base. We'll see how it works. I'm also looking at a Choate handguard for the rifle, too.
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I just ordered a GG&G rail base. We'll see how it works. I'm also looking at a Choate handguard for the rifle, too.
You will approve of the gg&g mount, its rock solid, here is mine with a vortex strikefire before I switched stocks, handguard, and went to a micro dot md-06.



The 1913 gives flexability to mount just about anything you desire to the rifle. I also have 3 of the choate handguards on my mini's it just looks better, allows more cooling vents to better reduce temperatures.
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I meant to give you a heads up, it can be tricky getting the rail centered on the receiver since its secured by 2 screws on each side. It tends to pull one way or the other. I recommend some purple loctite on the screws to secure them from loosening. I basically used the front sight post as a reference to eyeball and center it on the receiver by looking from the stock forward. Just a little extra info that I hope helps. Good luck, and enjoy.
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I need a rail for my mini 30 that will allow me to use my trijicon srs optic. My optic has the two knob style screws that attach it to the rail. They tend to hang the ejected shells and cause jams. I'd like to find a rail that utilizes the factory scope ring slots in the receiver.
Anyone have a recommendation?

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Here is my setup on my Ruger mini-30. The rail was the one supplied by Ruger and came with the rifle. I have no problem with the ejected shells hitting the red dot sight or rail.
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That looks nice. My problem is the SRS optic is just too big! I'd love to be able to use it. I really don't want to use the rails that require removing the heat shield.

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I meant to give you a heads up, it can be tricky getting the rail centered on the receiver since its secured by 2 screws on each side. It tends to pull one way or the other. I recommend some purple loctite on the screws to secure them from loosening. I basically used the front sight post as a reference to eyeball and center it on the receiver by looking from the stock forward. Just a little extra info that I hope helps. Good luck, and enjoy.
Tacky: have you tried removing the rail/sight unit from the rifle, re-installing it, and then shoot the rifle to see if the POI is retained? My main plan is to use the red dot as the primary sight, and have the irons sighted in as a backup. But it would be nice to be able to re-install the rail and still have the same POI, without having to re-sight in the rifle.
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I need a rail for my mini 30 that will allow me to use my trijicon srs optic. My optic has the two knob style screws that attach it to the rail. They tend to hang the ejected shells and cause jams. I'd like to find a rail that utilizes the factory scope ring slots in the receiver.
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The gg&g rail will work on the mini 14 and mini 30 the same. Have one on my mini 30 as well. Here is mine.



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Tacky: have you tried removing the rail/sight unit from the rifle, re-installing it, and then shoot the rifle to see if the POI is retained? My main plan is to use the red dot as the primary sight, and have the irons sighted in as a backup. But it would be nice to be able to re-install the rail and still have the same POI, without having to re-sight in the rifle.
I have never done it, however if you use purple loctite on the mounting screws, center the rail on the receiver. Then later just loosen one side only when removing, it should retain zero. What I would do is use a fat wrench, and apply the same torque everytime, that should do the trick. I have a friend that does that on his ar with a scope, it retains zero in our testing. Loosening one side is also how I remove mine, so I do not have to go back and recenter the rail so its parallel with the barrel.
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What about the UTG MNT-214, MNT-214D, or MNT-HG214QR mounts?
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I tried the GG&G mount, but ended up using the included Ruger rail mount. It has the cutout above the bolt, which makes for good bolt access, and also has the 'trough' down the middle for using the stock iron sights after removing the optic. My Ultradot HD Micro sight fits well on it, and I like that I can remove the handguard without removing the rail, unlike the GG&G unit.
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