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Old December 7th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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Best way to scope my M1A( got my mount )

I'm new to the platform and would like to scope my new to me rifle. I recently bought a new in the box loaded rifle with walnut stock. It was bought and never fired a couple years ago by a friend. He sold it to me for $1100. Any other info I could benefit from would be appreciated.


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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.
You got a great deal at that price.

Pick up a basset picatinny mount ( low or high mount is your choice).
Good rings, and a good scope and your all set.

Your Budget dictates the scope possibilities.

Enjoy the loaded.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info on the mounts!

Will the basset mounts allow me to still use the iron sights? Any suggestions on decent budget priced ammo? If there is such a thing.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:17 PM   #4
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I have a lot of time with bolt action rifles and some time with the AR platform but this is another animal completely!

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #5
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Welcome! I'm new here too and going through similar decisions. I bought a good scope, and will be ordering my M1A soon. I'm looking at the sadlak steel mount to complete it.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum.

The Arms 18 mount is a good mount and it will look good on the rifle.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:50 PM   #7
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That is a good price! That's what I started with and still have it. Love it.

I have an A.R.M.S. 18 mount on mine. I've never had a lick of trouble. Sadlak also makes a great mount. Stay away from the SAI model as it seems to work loose rather easily.

You will likely need a cheek riser when you get the scope mounted for proper cheek weld.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #8
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welcome from the So CA desert; Sadlak here

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Old December 7th, 2016, 05:58 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum
If you are going to put it on and leave it on get Sadlack
If you are going to R&R get a Basset

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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #10
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I have an ARMS 18 on one rifle but they are a little pricey. Another one I have came with an Armscorp mount and its a good mount too. If you don't care what its made of find a Springfield aluminum mount as would have come on the rifle, at least sometimes. Its an adequate mount and can be found used for under $100 usually.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #11
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Thanks guys for the responses. I going to use it scoped during deer season. The rest of the year I will probably remove it and try to get better with the peep sights. Shooting paper and water jugs that sort of thing.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:18 PM   #12
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Check the PX often and you can pick up a deal on a used mount when they go up for sale.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #13
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Only recently due to eye problems did not view the M14 as a good platform for optics. Times change so after some research and thoughts went with the Bassett/Leup. MK4 set up and primary reason is that do like the ability to switch back and forth from optics to issue sights. Used the low mount version and have a thin leather cheek piece attached with Velcro to give better cheek weld with the scope. Scope/mount adds fair amount of weight but turns out to be manageable. The permanent attachment( or very close to being permanent) as other mounts did not appeal to me, but if I did go that way would have gone with the Sadlak system. Just a suggestion.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #14
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Thumbs up Sadlak

Sadlak makes several excellent mounts for the M-14 / M-1A rifle, I have been using one of their Titanium mounts for about ten years now. The mount is rock solid and Sadlak customer service is great, give them a call or visit their web site.

I would advise against the SAI mount or the SEI mount.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 07:02 PM   #15
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Welcome to the forum and ownership of a fine firearm. Precautionary maintenance would be to remove the gas plug and coat the threads lightly with anti-seize. It'll will save you many a headaches in the future. The forum has many other suggestions and tips during your journey.

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