I’ve spent enough time on the internet gun boards to hear all of the squabbling about the Mini 14 Ranch rifles. The short answer on Mini 14 accuracy is this, they are good for what they were originally intended to be used for, and that was to be used for “a few quick shots”. The Mini 14 Ranch rifle is highly recommended for those in Coyote Country or for varmint hunting. They are light and can easily accomodate 30-40mm rifle optics. While we are aware that the .223 has long range capablilities, I highly recommend something in the 3-9×40 power. You can the wider objective and some amount of magnification.
Bushnell rifle scopes options can vary from 1.5-4.5×32 to 4.5-30x50mm. The smaller the objective the darker your view will be, but we also acknowlege that you pay for what you get. Bushnell optics have been around for a long time and are defanitely rugged enough for most hunting and target shooting purposes.