This is a discussion on M14 Scope Mount FAQ now available within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; It looks like LRB found the answer to the scope mount problem. Well we all know about SA mil spec problems yada yada yada so ...
It looks like LRB found the answer to the scope mount problem. Well we all know about SA mil spec problems yada yada yada so I'm not gonna touch that. LRB makes the M25 receiver machined to fit a rail mount directly on top, similar to the rail mounts used for the Rem 700.
It looks solid and worth taking a look. Of course they also make the rail mount for this receiver to.
The only thing I'm interested in is the feed back on this receiver (anybody own one).
Its pricey but I would pay the money to get a 3 shot group in under a half inch at 100 yards.
I have one but the receiver alone won't give you 1/2 MOA groups. It does give a rock solid scope mounting platform but the rail space is limited so something to think about. You can adjust a little for windage which is nice especially considering I have windage stops on my scope so being centered is critical to get the max adjustment each way. The iron sight picture isn't the best but if you only use irons as back ups it'll do.
Thanks for the reply.
Is that a pic of your M1A? If so we have pretty much the same setup.
M1A standard mounted on a JEA-100 G2 stock.
US Optics SN-3 3.5-17X
I get the best results from Black Hills 165 gr. match.
At this moment I'm still in the process of tweaking, I can score a head shot no problem but my goal is getting that eyeball shot. I am 95% certain that its the mount. When its comes loose my shots are all over, I tighten and my shot pulls far left off target and I can tell when the mount is coming loose because the shots start to spread out. M25 on my JAE w/scope I feel is the perfect solution.
I also use my scope rings for windage first, just to get me on paper, from there I fine tune with the scope.
I just need more feedback on the M25 before I jump on it.
I just installed a Sadlak steel mount on my M-1A and installed the lowest scope rings to get closer to the bore axis. I cannot use the iron sights with this arrangement but can use them if I install the next size higher scope rings. I get the best accuracy with this rig and don't plan on using anything but the scope with this rifle. Hope this helps.
I have a Sadlak mount. Don't have a scope yet, but I was told as long as the scope is a 50mm obj. you will be able to use the iron sights. I can see the iron sights on my rifle with the mount installed. It has a "tunnel" that you look through. Hope this helps.
I recently (yesterday) brought a new Springfield Armory M1A home. The only modification that I was going to make was going to be to add one of these:
(The link for the ultimak rail is not working, since I don't have 5 posts)
I plan on shooting with open sights for a while, but want the option of being able to add an optic with little hassle later down the line. Getting the plastic portion of the stock replaced with a functional rail is nice too. Problem is, the ultimak rail will not fit a medium weight barrel. Does anyone know of a similar product that will fit the the medium weight barrel of the S-A's "Loaded" M1A?
Thanks in advance.
check out opticsplanet.com,they might have what your looking for.
I purchase a new MA1 National Match MA9222 (that was easy!). I also purchase a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T M1 4.5 14x50mm Mil Dot (semi easy!) Now I am looking for the scope mount. I have narrowed the choices down to
1-Smithenterprise has two choices; M14 Scope Mount, Wire EDM, NSN 5855-01-506-5750 or M14 Extended Scope Mount, Wire EDM, NSN 1005-01-533-8160
2- Fulton Armory M14/M1A PICATINNY SCOPE MOUNT,
3 Springfield Armory MA4GENAM 4th Generation Aluminum. These are in order of price high to lowest. I am mostly target shooting 100-1000 yards. Suggestions?
Springfield Armory MA4GENAM 4th Generation Aluminum.
I would eliminate these two from your list. The SEI M14 Extended Scope Mount is 7.0 " long, more than what you need for the Leupold & Stevens, Inc. scope.
The SA, Inc. Fourth Generation scope mount contacts the receiver at two points. All other things being equal, a scope mount with three points of contact with the receiver will be less likely to loosen than a scope mount with two points of contact.
The two remaining choices in your list are made of steel, contact the receiver at three points and have similar rail length.
I have the S&K mount you described in your FAQ. I noticed that you barely covered the B-Square mount which I consider to be quite excellent if used properly. I typically put a 6.5 x 20 Leupold on top with Millet Angle Lock rings, and with that setup, I have been able to shoot groups under 1 MOA while removing the mount entirely from the rifle between shots.
Cant get much better performance from a mount than that.