What type of scope and mount for a M1A?
I asked in GD but wanted to open up my question to this forum.
I can only spend about 300-350 on the whole setup.
Should I just buy a springfield mount or are there others that work?
The rifle is just a toy that I would like to do some target work out to 500 yards, maybe SHTF.
I don't watch him a whole lot, but there is some fixed power or maybe 2 power scope that nutnfancy is always raving about. I can't remember the exact name but i'm pretty sure it has "red" in it. I believe its under $200 so that and a springfield mount should be in your budget.
I would wait for other answers though as the probably have way more experience than me.
The vortex Strikefire gets a lot of praise also and its $135
interesting stuff thanks for posting.
As for mounts, check out the Basset Machine Mount
. I have one and like it alot, it was recommended by someone here on Arfcom.
I would avoid the Springfield mount. I'm pleased with my Sadlak I have had for the past four years. I have the aluminum version and it does not move. There's a new style mount that replaces the rear sight, about $140, there's a thread going right now about it.
A Redfield scope should be fine, lot of good reviews. I've been using a Mueller 3-10X44 TAC II and I'm very pleased with it. Both scope and mount have about 2.5K rounds fired and have been very solid.
I have tried all of the M14 scope mounts. The only one that I will use is the Bassett Pictinney. It is obnoxiously simple to install. It will retain its zero from mount/remount if you follow the directions. The main reason that I like it is that you do not have to remove the stripper guide. I am a bit of a traditionalist and think that the clip guide is an asset that should not be removed. The mount is like 150.00 ish and again is rock solid with no mods to the rifle.
(I have three of them and only one stays put on the dedicated scoped rifle...)
I love the company Sadlak, but its my opinion/experience that if you need to put a mount, it has to be high up like the basset or have a LARGE cutout for the rounds to eject.
Another vote for the Bassett picatinny mount. Best bang for the buck.
Originally Posted By madcratebuilder:
I would avoid the Springfield mount. ....
the factory Springfield Inc. mount is junk.
I order and mounted a scope mount from Amazon, made by UTG. Shot it last weekend and everthing stayed tight. Seems to work well and is made well. I tried it because it's only $32 and figured if it worked, great, and if not I could throw it away. It also had good reviews.
Amazon UTG mount