This is a discussion on basset machine mount within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I don't mount it in a rack but do transport it with the mount and scope on most of the time. It seems to hold ...
I don't mount it in a rack but do transport it with the mount and scope on most of the time. It seems to hold up very well I am not losing zero even with the few bumps it takes every now and then. I don't know but with it's one screw mount I don't think it would be wise to abuse it too much. Seems like it's main benifits would be holding zero after being taken on and off. Not sure how much bouncing around it will take, let us know.
I'm also considering the high picatinny Basset, but have a quick question. My "Bush" rifle sits in a Sage EBR Chassis. Since this arrangement is noticeably heavier than a factory unit, how is the subsequent over-torquing of the mounting bolt going to work? Is this cause for concern, or is it just more important that it gets torqued the same amount with each dismount and mount? Thanks.
if using the low mount i would say no....a cheek riser is not necessary. it would be nice to have, but not necessary.
Agreed, I use the picatinny basset low mount with low rings and the scope's eyepiece is almost in-line with the rear sight. I don't feel the need for a cheek riser. It's a SWFA SS 10x fixed power scope with SWFA SS low rings.
I picked up a Bassett mount at a local indoor range, right AFTER sighting in my new (to me) M1a on the iron sights. It was a nicely made piece, manufactured about 30 miles from my home, so it was an easy sell for the guy behind the counter. He touted all the usual stuff, but it was spending local that got me.
I went home and mounted up my favorite glass, but was really skeptical of the torque wrench and method. I followed the instructions and went to my favorite outdoor range last weekend. I spent some time comparing several ammunitions, but ended up shooting some American Eagle 150 gr FMJ. After getting zeroed in at 100y, I walked up to the long range and immediately clicked off 10 consecutive hits on a steel torso at 250y. I have a lot to learn about the M1a, but this day's lesson was that 250 is still within point blank range for .308 Win, and the Bassett mount was everything promised.
I have the high weaver mount that is canted at about 45 degrees. It allows for no adjustment of eye relief. My scope is a 6-18 x 40 with bdc turrets. I noted some eye relief issues on the lower powers, but not above about 10x. I have experienced the same issue with conventional mounts on other rifles. It's tricky to find a sweet spot that is good across the whole range of zoom on these big variable power scopes. In all honesty, I think I will probably replace it with a fixed 10x or 12x scope anyway. I like the high mount because it keeps the iron sights available and I have confirmed no interference with elevations of up to 600y dialed in on the iron sight.
One word of warning....just because the wrench supplied with the mount will also fit your gas plug, doesn't mean you should try it. Aluminum can only do som much. :)