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Opinions: optic for new M1A Scout in Sage ALCS/CV

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Kdawg2607, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Kdawg2607

    Kdawg2607 NW Member

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    So, I've been looking at optic-ing my new scout M1A, that is currently mounted in a SAGE ALCS/CV chassis. I'm not quite sure what I'm building it for yet, but I'd like to have something that's good from 0-600 yards. Had been looking at the Vortex Viper PST 4-16, but it would require that I buy the SAGE DCSB so I can mount the optic far enough back on the rifle. I have a doctor optic on an offset ount that I was considering as a CQB backup if I went with the PST.

    Enough of what I'm thinking about though! I want YOU to tell me what you'd put on the rifle, if money was no object. Just remember, I want to be able to carry the damn thing, so no massive thermal or NV set-ups. Let's keep it semi-reasonable. I'll start posting pictures/video if people actually show any interest! :cool:
     
  2. BillCh

    BillCh Vancouver Active Member

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    I put a NF 2.5-10 on my Scout/Sage for longer ranges and an Aimpoint M4 with 3x for closer. Both mounted to via a Larue LT-608.

    The LT-608 is a quality rail, like you'd expect from Larue. I have the Aimpoint on another rifle now, so I have an extra LT-608 rail if you're interested.

    Here is an older pic of what my setup looked like.

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  3. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    If you don't mind a forward mounted scout scope, Burris makes a 3-12x handgun scope that has enough zoom for 600 yards.

    My M1A Scout is running the 2-7x with their BallisticPlex BDC.
     
  4. Kdawg2607

    Kdawg2607 NW Member

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    BillCH, did you like the LT608 mount? I heard good things, but the SAGE mount has great reviews as well. How did you like the NF?
     
  5. BillCh

    BillCh Vancouver Active Member

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    Larue makes good stuff, plain and simple. IIRC the LT608 was designed for some other application, can't remember what. In actuality fits this application perfectly.
    I don't have any firsthand experience with the Sage mount. I'm sure it's fine too. I went with the Larue for a couple of reasons, cost, and I didn't want to have to remove my stripper clip guide.

    I'm a NF guy and don't know any different. I have 5 and they all work just fine for me. The 2.5x10 32mm in the pic is a Mil/Mil with zero stop. My first NF was a NXS 5.5x22 50mm Mil Dot with 1/10 Mil clicks and zero stop too. After that I kind of got spoiled.

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  6. Kdawg2607

    Kdawg2607 NW Member

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    Is that a doctor/rmr that you have mounted on the NF? If so, I assume that works well for close-in work? Thanks for all the help by the way! I have the same ebr stock, just with the shorter side rails. Been working perfectly with just irons so far.