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Old November 2nd, 2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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I have ordered a Bassett mount for my M1a...the Standard High Scope Mount Package. I want to use a light scope, and 4X would be enough power for the kind of shooting I am going to do. Also, I don't want to pay too much for the scope, as the iron sights are mainly what I plan to use. They are usable with the Bassett mount, but of course I would normally use them without the scope mounted. I would pay the price for a Leupold at around $600 (which seems to be a price you can get), as I would prefer to buy American if possible. I am not sure if their Mk4 Tactical is suitable for the M1a. It seems that it is more for the AR15 type of rifle.
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I am finding that the cost of my optics is about the same cost as the weapon. The M14 platform is hard on scopes.

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Old November 2nd, 2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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Do a search here on this forum on scopes and you'll pull up enough reading material to keep you occupied for days.

All kinds of opinions and price ranges.

I have a Leopold VX-2, 39 40mm on my Scout with a Bassett Picatinney rail.

Works OK, out to 100 or so yards, for old eyes that have been using glasses since being 6 years old.

I should have waited and saved up to get a better scope but it got to a point where I couldn't successfully use the irons.

Learn the rifle with the irons first while saving up a bit more for a nice glass, it will give you a base of how accurate the rifle really is before making any changes.

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I put a Athlon 4-14 X 44 on mine with Mil-dot, side focus. I love these scopes. Check them out on their website. Optics Planet sells them at a pretty good price.

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I have ordered a Bassett mount for my M1a...the Standard High Scope Mount Package. I want to use a light scope, and 4X would be enough power for the kind of shooting I am going to do. Also, I don't want to pay too much for the scope, as the iron sights are mainly what I plan to use. They are usable with the Bassett mount, but of course I would normally use them without the scope mounted. I would pay the price for a Leupold at around $600 (which seems to be a price you can get), as I would prefer to buy American if possible. I am not sure if their Mk4 Tactical is suitable for the M1a. It seems that it is more for the AR15 type of rifle.
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Go with the Vortex Viper line to keep the cost down and yet still get great optics and lifetime warranty for under $500. Many options to choose from.

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If all you want is 4x magnification then I recommend the Primary arms 4x or 5x prism optic. Those things just work. Then buy a bradly cheek rest you are going to need it. If the price/quality is too low for you then go vortex, leupold, bushnell...

But for the price these things just perform and are a great straight forward battle sight.
http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-a...-reticle-pac5x

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If all you want is 4x magnification then I recommend the Primary arms 4x or 5x prism optic. Those things just work. Then buy a bradly cheek rest you are going to need it. If the price/quality is too low for you then go vortex, leupold, bushnell...

But for the price these things just perform and are a great straight forward battle sight.
http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-a...-reticle-pac5x
Do you have problems with the eye relief and not being able to mount the sight far enough back?
I've got a Burris AR-536 but I had to stick my nose close to the rear sight and pull my should back to make it work. Not comfortable at all.

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+1 Bassett and vortex

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