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First time mounting a scope with the ARMS #18 mount/#22 rings

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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First time mounting a scope with the ARMS #18 mount/#22 rings

I purchased my SAI M1A a couple of years ago from a forum member. Since then, I've been kicking around the idea of mounting a scope on her. (Yes, her name is Kate. ) I’ve read the postings on the forum about the experiences of others mounting a scope on their M1A since I have never done this before. Well, I decided it get it done with encouragement from a good friend of mine. I had the house to myself last night so it was “gun nut” time!

I got out the gun vise, torque wrench and other tools to install the scope package. My selections for the package were a Super Sniper 10X42M scope, ARMS #18 mount and ARMS #22 QD medium rings. I was prepared to Dremel the mount if I had the tolerance issues that others on this forum have had with their SAI M1A. Here’s some photos for illustration:


Here’s the setup before the operation began. Before I started, I needed the appropriate television entertainment in the background. Must you ask what that is?


After tapping out the drift pin securing the stripper clip guide, I checked the adjustable pad, mounting bolt and scope mount for any interferences or tolerance issues. If you can believe it, my 2006 SAI M1A receiver was in spec! No issues whatsoever. Everything fit perfectly. To say that I was happy would be an understatement.


After using Locktite 242 on the mounting bolt and the adjustable pad bolt, I worked on adjusting the contact pad for the front receiver ring. It took tapping on the top recessed grove on the pad with a punch and rubber mallet to get it to rotate down. I adjusted it where the pad is just contacting the ring. I applied Locktite 242 to the locking bolt.


The ARMS mount is done!


Next, I attached the ARMS #22 medium rings to the mount. Sweet! After that, I removed the bolts from the rings, installed the scope, made sure the scope and crosshairs were level with the rifle and slowly screwed the scope ring bolts down in a methodical pattern to distribute the increasing pressure delivered to the scope equally.


Add a Fulton Armory cheek riser and she is done!




I now need to boresight her and take her out to the range. That's for another thread. I'm now a proud owner of a quality rifle that has the capability of reaching out at greater distances. Any advice from the experienced with new scopes?

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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good set of photos!

I look forward to a range report.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:35 AM   #3
 
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Great timing on the first picture, was the image on the tv screen still framed or just by chance? I see Pvt. Fat Body sitting on his foot locker cleaning his M-14, good movie. Nice setup on your rifle. I like your gun vice, what kind is it?

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 09:59 AM   #4
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NICE!! - That scope mount is low!!

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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Great timing on the first picture, was the image on the tv screen still framed or just by chance? I see Pvt. Fat Body sitting on his foot locker cleaning his M-14, good movie. Nice setup on your rifle. I like your gun vice, what kind is it?
The pause button works wonders for setup photos.

The vice is a Lyman Revolution vice. I like its ability to rotate the rifle close to the centerline of the bore axis.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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NICE!! - That scope mount is low!!
Yeah, it is. There's about 1/8" clearance between the rear sight and the scope.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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I'll be curious whether the mount causes ejection issues, like stovepipes...

Can the bolt be removed with the mount on?

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The pause button works wonders for setup photos.

The vice is a Lyman Revolution vice. I like its ability to rotate the rifle close to the centerline of the bore axis.
Thank you for the info.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 06:02 PM   #9
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I'll be curious whether the mount causes ejection issues, like stovepipes...

Can the bolt be removed with the mount on?

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From what I've read, there could be ejection issues depending on the ejector. If that occurs, a gunsmith would have to modify the ejector to give the ejected case a flatter trajectory.

As far as the bolt, it can be removed with the mount on.

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