Mini 30 low scope rings

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mac66

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Years ago I bought my Mini 30 to use as a brush gun to hunt deer I bought scope rings for it. I had a 3x9x40 scope. The original 30 was a "ranch rifle" with the flip down rear sight. These use a special Ruger only scope ring.

I stopped hunting with it over the years and replaced the scope with a rear Tech Sight but I'm ready to put a scope back on it since I can't see the front sight clearly any more.

The scope I have in mind is a 1-4x and the rings I have sit it up way too high. I've been looking for lower rings but they all seem to sit too high. I even bought some "low" rings but they turned out to be the same height as my original rings.

Does anyone have, or know of a truly low rings for the Mini? And no, I don't want to mount a rail and then put rings on top of it, still way too high.
 

9x19

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Are you sure the ejected brass will clear the scope if you go any lower?

Also (if the rings dont have a number stamped into them, ie, 3, 4 or 5) can you measure the bottom section of your rings, from lowest point of circle to the flat base?

Ruger did make 'low' rings, #3s today, IIRC.

Ring heights listed here:
https://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting/rings-mounts-amp-bases/scope-rings/1-scope-ring-prod24396.aspx
 

rangerbob

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Leupold made a set of low rings at one time for the Mini's, the #1, and 77/22's. They are lower than the #3 Ruger rings. Finding some would be the trick. Bob! :wink:
 

mac66

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The rings I bought to replace the originals are Burris "Low" rings and are 3/8" high. They are still too high. Oh well, I hate to invest in another set of rings if I can't get any lower than that. I don't shoot the Mini very often
 

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