Hey all, new member here with a question. Hard to believe huh? I have a mini 14 ranch with a scope mounted on it. I know mini's have a reputation for throwing spent brass with considerable force and distance so I haven't really noticed until recently that the brass is pounding the bottom of my scope. There are several dings on the scope where the brass is hitting also I find many empties with the neck crimped from contact with something during ejection. I am assuming that this is normal but has anyone come up with a solution to protect the scope? Also, is this just a "ranch" model thing or do all mini's do this. Thanks in advance for your replies.