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How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Nov 24th, 2018 at 12:54pm
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Hi there, please can someone advise on how I can mount a TRS-25 red dot scope onto my mini action? I assume I will need a picatinny rail? But I just want the rail to sit on the front two mounting screws (i.e. above chamber)...so pretty much a short rail. Can anyone please advise as to where I can purchase a "short" picatinny rail in NZ? Also, on Trademe I see a few polymer picatinny rail type products - will these be any good - or should the rail be made of stronger material? Many thanks! [ps - would have uploaded photo, but couldn't figure out how to do it]
  
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Re: How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Reply #1 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 10:09pm
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did your rifle come with the 2 piece factory bases? the red shot should be mountable on those?
  
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Yes, it came with integrated bases/rings...so not possible to use for the red dot  Sad
  
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Re: How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Reply #3 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 4:42pm
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You could just buy a longer rail and shorten it to fit.
  

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Re: How to mount a red dot scope on a Howa mini action 223?
Reply #4 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 9:38am
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sparid wrote on Nov 26th, 2018 at 11:20am:
Yes, it came with integrated bases/rings...so not possible to use for the red dot  Sad



Thats a bugger.. when I was working at HNF a few years back when the mini's first came out, they came with individual bases and rings. From memory Nikko Sterling did the bases we used. try contacting "Outdoor Sports" for some, as they might have some still lying around, unless you'd rather go through wherever you purchased the rifle to do your running around  Wink
  
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