Just different points of view, not negative comments. In the end its all about what you want to do with your $$'s!Some negative responses so far. Surprised.
I know that my new 584 series Mini 14 came with a Ruger scope rings and a small rail that you instlall yourself. Ruger even provided some blue loctite. I think for 100 plus yard shots, a scope would be an excellent idea
The street price is closer to $1,100 (assuming you can find one in stock), but even with that...The Ruger Mini-14 you purchased has an MSRP of $1,439
That's an odd rationale. Given the price of the rifle, the accessories you want to put on it and the relative costs of .308 vs .223 (at the lower end) you're going to have to kill about 3,700 coyotes (or more) before you break even, never mind saving any money. And that assumes that you're essentially as accurate with the Mini as you are with your .308.I’ve been using my .308 scout. But ammo is higher than .223. So I bought this gun to kill Coyote and protect my farm.
Thanks. I took it to the range last Friday. Set up at 100 yards with just Iron sights. I had about a 5-6” spread on 80 shots. With a couple of just bad shots. It’s not about the math for me. .223 is less expensive. Will it pay for the gun. No. Will I enjoy it? YES!!!I have bought firearms for different purposes, and I rarely bought the cheapest weapon for the job, but often used the circumstance to buy a "particular" gun. Mini purchases are often like that (I know mine was).
Congrats on the Mini purchase. There are several different options for scope mounts...the most common is the side mount, similar to the M14 scope mounts. Sling attachments are also commonly available for the MIni.