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Waterloomike
05-15-2014, 08:56 PM
Is there a particular scope for this that will still allow you to use the iron sights?

Wendell
05-15-2014, 09:57 PM
This (http://ultimak.com/m4.htm) plus this (http://www.aimpoint.com/products/all-products/product-singleview/product/Micro%20T-1/).

Mini 14 + Ultimak: Which optics will co-witness? (http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=52&t=376710)

Waterloomike
05-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Thanks Wendell.

Waterloomike
05-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Well, I kept looking through the sights and no matter what I did, the rear sight always looked like fog.

So I found a good enough price on a Nikon Coyote special 4.5 - 14 x 40 and put it on there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/mbokie5/P1000207_zpsd000632f.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/mbokie5/P1000206_zps73f86e9c.jpg

lone-wolf
05-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Need a report on the accuracy.
I need a mini14.

Waterloomike
05-16-2014, 04:52 PM
When I get to the range, I'll report. I fired 30 rds @ 20 yds and they were all pretty tight. 1"1/4 and some 5 rd groups better.

You do need one, though.

Waterloomike
05-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Well, I'm going this afternoon. so we'll know something then. Using Hornady Vmax superperformance, 53 gr. 3465 fps. I hope to test it out to 300 yds with this bdc reticle. Used the Nikon spoton ballistics software to get the info.

http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/Nikon-Products/Hunting-SpotOn/index.page

http://spoton.nikonsportoptics.com/spoton/Images/BDC_Predator_Reticle.gif100yds 221yds 299yds 404yds

Waterloomike
05-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Well, I didn't really do that well. Nothing to brag about. At this point, I think I was doing better without the scope.

I wonder if the 4.5 isn't the wrong scope.

I may try something else up there, like a 3 - 9 x 12. It's not as clear as I would like. My Monarch III on my .22-250 is way better.

Couldn't group very well.

The Hornady 53 grain was clearly the better ammo. The other stuff was crap.

lone-wolf
05-20-2014, 08:19 PM
I never got one of those coyote scopes, the reticle is too weird for me.
What's the mini14 vintage?

Waterloomike
05-20-2014, 08:24 PM
Brand new.

I don't mind the reticle. It's great on my .22-250.

lone-wolf
05-21-2014, 02:36 PM
the monarch 3 has the same reticle? I thought the coyote special had a special one unique to itself.
What magnification do you have on the monarch? Looking to pick one up for my .308, so I'm just curious

Waterloomike
05-21-2014, 03:24 PM
the monarch 3 has the same reticle? I thought the coyote special had a special one unique to itself.
What magnification do you have on the monarch? Looking to pick one up for my .308, so I'm just curious

I'll get it out later and let you know.

Waterloomike
05-21-2014, 07:20 PM
4 - 16 x 42. Says BDC right on it.

MONARCH 3 4-16x42 Side Focus BDC (http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/Nikon-Products/Riflescopes/MONARCH-3-4-16x42-Side-Focus-BDC.html)

Best scope I have by far.