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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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M1A bipod and mount

Greetings all.

I am new here. Just registered a minute ago. I have a Standard Springfield M1A with a walnut stock. I am not particularly familiar with this weapon system. I'm much more familiar with AR's (USMC 2005-09). I am trying to educate myself. Anyways. After some research I have purchased a Bassett mount, SWFA SS 10x42 scope and some Seekins medium height 30mm rings (unfortunately on backorder), and a Blackhawk adjustable cheekpiece from Sadlak (recently purchased, not yet delivered). I am wanting to get the most out of my M1A system without breaking the bank. I am trying to figure out what bipod and mount to get. I have been thinking about one of the Sadlak mounts. I am not much of a handy man, and I do not want to drill/damage that beautiful walnut stock on my M1A. All sound advice would be appreciated.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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First welcome aboard and thank you for your service. The m1a/m14 is and excellent battle rifle. First find out what your weapon is capable of open sights wise. Read everything you can on here, there are many smart people on here, including former military armorers. There are many tips and tricks to help improve accuracy and tighten groups. Remember your Rifleman's Creed: it a part of you and you a part of it.

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Welcome. There are lots people that can help you here.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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I would like to be taking shots between 500 yards out to 1000. I wouldn't mind trying to terminate some coyotes at that range. Therefore I plan on using a scope (even thought I do love iron sights). I have heard of people hitting sub MOA groups and I would like to get there or close to. Maybe even slightly farther if the rifle/shooter combo is good enough.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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Greetings all.

I am new here. Just registered a minute ago. I have a Standard Springfield M1A with a walnut stock. I am not particularly familiar with this weapon system. I'm much more familiar with AR's (USMC 2005-09). I am trying to educate myself. Anyways. After some research I have purchased a Bassett mount, SWFA SS 10x42 scope and some Seekins medium height 30mm rings (unfortunately on backorder), and a Blackhawk adjustable cheekpiece from Sadlak (recently purchased, not yet delivered). I am wanting to get the most out of my M1A system without breaking the bank. I am trying to figure out what bipod and mount to get. I have been thinking about one of the Sadlak mounts. I am not much of a handy man, and I do not want to drill/damage that beautiful walnut stock on my M1A. All sound advice would be appreciated.

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I too bought my Scope from SWFA, and got a very nice deal
You can not beat the Bassett Mount either
If youíre looking for a Picatinny Rail, check this Rail out:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/194...aluminum-black
Itís a whole lot cheaper than the Sadlak Mounts
I cut one down to make this Rail that fit under the Forward Sling Mount
I cut both ends, but you really only need to cut and bevel the one next to the Sling Loop
They use the same holes as the Rivets Holes in the Sling Mount
My SA M1a with Optics

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Greetings all.

I am new here. Just registered a minute ago. I have a Standard Springfield M1A with a walnut stock. I am not particularly familiar with this weapon system. I'm much more familiar with AR's (USMC 2005-09). I am trying to educate myself. Anyways. After some research I have purchased a Bassett mount, SWFA SS 10x42 scope and some Seekins medium height 30mm rings (unfortunately on backorder), and a Blackhawk adjustable cheekpiece from Sadlak (recently purchased, not yet delivered). I am wanting to get the most out of my M1A system without breaking the bank. I am trying to figure out what bipod and mount to get. I have been thinking about one of the Sadlak mounts. I am not much of a handy man, and I do not want to drill/damage that beautiful walnut stock on my M1A. All sound advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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I would say with all that you must plan for it to be a range table queen and not hump it all over for big game otherwise you added some weight to an already heavy mofo. Another bit o info check out Brownell's. Good stuff and offer a mil discount as well. Enjoy.

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I too bought my Scope from SWFA, and got a very nice deal
You can not beat the Bassett Mount either
If youíre looking for a Picatinny Rail, check this Rail out:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/194...aluminum-black
Itís a whole lot cheaper than the Sadlak Mounts
I cut one down to make this Rail that fit under the Forward Sling Mount
I cut both ends, but you really only need to cut and bevel the one next to the Sling Loop
They use the same holes as the Rivets Holes in the Sling Mount
My SA M1a with Optics
And how would a harris bipod (9-13) do on that bad boy? Or is there another that you recommend? I mentioned previously that I am very green to this weapon system, so forgive me if my questions sound silly or ignorant.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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And how would a harris bipod (9-13) do on that bad boy? Or is there another that you recommend? I mentioned previously that I am very green to this weapon system, so forgive me if my questions sound silly or ignorant.
Guess I missed where you where going to use a Harris BiPod
You can get a Rail Mounted BiPod or use one of these for your Harris:
http://compare.ebay.com/like/160909993454

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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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I use sadlak mount with the sling swivel stud on McMillian stock w/Harris S-BRM 6-9 bipod from triad tactical with TIS quick cuff sling. No Problem easy install. You get what you pay for with Sadlak. Nice Gear.

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thats why I suggested some open sight range to check grouping. If you know how it groups then you have a direction to work toward. I suggest 100 yard range time, then begin upgrades. Upgrade, shoot, upgrade, shoot.

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