April 4th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
[QUOTE=mfdogman;793426]I truly commend all the long distance shooters in this previous post. You Guys are outstanding. My question is for the current 1000 yard shooters using optics. What are you using? Brand, adjustable or fixed, power range, reticle. I am trying to avoid spending over $1500 dollars for the wrong scope. Also, I refuse to put anything NOT made in the Motherland on one of the best battle rifles ever made. (M14)
On my original Devine, I had a Leopold 2 X 7 mounted in the original Griffin and Howe claw hook mount. I tried to mount a Leopold 3.5 X 10, but the scope was super critical and I burnt up 300 rounds of PMC trying to shim it. It does depend on the mount and the rifle. If it's in NM shape... a good scope always helps. When you shoot PALMA (at least at DM), it's a two stage match:
Any rifle iron sights (NM iron sights)
Any rifle any sights.
Normal PALMA is 800. 900 and 1000, but at DM we only shot 1000.
That's where I pulled out the Leopold and slide it onto the mount and locked it down. Never had to check zero, it always held true. Sadly the US Military re-issued this mount with the Alaskan 2X scope on the early M21 "attempts" before the Leatherwood ART. That scope killed using the G&H mount and it's good. It was originally designed for the M1 C and D.