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Best Scope for M1A

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Wrangler, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Wrangler

    Wrangler SW WA Lewis County Member

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    STD M1A
    Getting the low profile mount for it but have old eyes need a good optic fo long range any thoughts
     
  2. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    I use a Bushnell 3200 Elite, in 10x40 with mil-dot reticle. works great, my only complaint is the 3rd generation scope mount from springfield armory. Might get a different mount and use the same setup. curent mount allows use of the iron sights as well.
     
  3. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    You well find a LOT of info here on choice of scopes and mounts.
    http://www.m14tfl.com/upload/

    The SA mount does not always get the best reviews. I went with a Sadlak aluminum mount, Burris xtreme tact rings and a Muller Tac II scope. Under $500 for the entire setup. The Sadlak/Burris combination gets great reviews from users. The Mueller Tac II has the best optics in it's price range, I have looked through Bushnell and Nikon scopes and think the Muller is superior optically. This has four years on it and has been excellent without breaking the bank.

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  4. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I'd suggest a Super Sniper scope from SWFA.com
    Check out Fulton Armory for a variety of scope mounts-dont go cheap...you'll regret it. The M1A recoil is rough on scopes and mounts so anything with a single point mount will likely work it's way loose.
    Good luck,
    J
     
  5. Wrangler

    Wrangler SW WA Lewis County Member

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    Great info I'll keep up my reserch and let ya'll know what I buy.:thumbup:
     
  6. bioman3131

    bioman3131 Choctaw Oklahoma New Member

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    what type of finish do you have on the front M1? Nice!!
     
  7. hawmanai

    hawmanai SW OR Member

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    I put a Vortex 6.5x20/44 on a Basset low mount, nice scope for long range shooting. At closer ranges that is too much magnification for me.

    So I was looking at getting a lower power scope with a high Basset mount.

    The Basset mount attaches with one bolt and returns real close to zero. Having 2 mounts would allow quick swap of scopes.
     
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's about 25-30 coats of hand rubbed Tung oil. After the first three coats I steel wool the Tung oil after each coat. This well fill the grain and leave a glass like finish with enough coats. This process takes about two plus months to complete. I figure about 30 hours of work.
     
  9. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    I run Leupold glass on my M14s


    Long range:
    Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T with M2 dials and Illuminated TMR on my MK14 Mod 0 type SEI
    The mount is a 1st generation CASM from M14.CA, and the rings are LOW wire EDM from SEI.

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    Mid range:
    Mark 4 1.5-5x20mm MR/T with M2 dials and Illuminated SPR ON MY CQB-16 EBR type SEI
    LaRue tactical mount & cat tail plus LOW wire EDM rings from SEI.

    CQB-16-EBR-1.JPG