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Old June 27th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #16
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Travels well

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.

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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #17
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I wonder how well it will keep zero after riding and bouncing around the back dirt roads I patrol....
Assuming that you're going to mount the rifle it so that it's not actually hitting anything (or being hit by anything), I can't imagine that this is going to be a problem.

Even a bad car wreck probably doesn't compare to the violent force of the recoil and action cycling that the scope mount undergoes every time you fire it.

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Old January 29th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #18
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ACOG 4x25 TAO1 using a Bassett Machine Mount

Does anyone reading this have experience with mounting one of these on an M1A with the Basset Mount that allows use of the iron sights?

Do you have eye relief issues with this combination?....also concerned with cheek weld issues.

Please share what you may have learned first hand.
Thanks in advance....
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Old January 29th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #19
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Does anyone reading this have experience with mounting one of these on an M1A with the Basset Mount that allows use of the iron sights?

Do you have eye relief issues with this combination?....also concerned with cheek weld issues.
No firsthand knowledge, but search "ACOG" and I think you'll see that mounting one with reason eye relief and a cheek weld is really difficult...

There are people here who have done it, but I think they're using of the mounts that extends further rearward.

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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #20
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When using a Bassett Picatinny mount (high or low) what type of cheek riser do you use, or is one not necessary?

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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #21
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When using a Bassett Picatinny mount (high or low) what type of cheek riser do you use, or is one not necessary?
It's necessary.

I use a cheap lace-up nylon cheekrest from Blackhawk. It works perfectly for me.

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 10:08 PM   #22
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Hi All,
Got mine today hi mount picatinny.
Med weaver rings.
All ready to go.
Ok what about a pad for propper cheek weld.
What are you using???
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Sorry guys missed the second page. Ok what else for the pads?

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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #23
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Hi All,
Got mine today hi mount picatinny.
Med weaver rings.
All ready to go.
Ok what about a pad for propper cheek weld.
What are you using???
Bob

Sorry guys missed the second page. Ok what else for the pads?
Sorry I'm late to this party. I went with the RSP Mod.0 from TNVC. Works great.

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Old March 11th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #24
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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.

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Old March 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #25
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[QUOTE]When using a Bassett Picatinny mount (high or low) what type of cheek riser do you use, or is one not necessary? [/QUOTE

if using the low mount i would say no....a cheek riser is not necessary. it would be nice to have, but not necessary.

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Old March 11th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #26
 
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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.


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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #27
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Black Hawk strap on, 21.00 from Midway. Depends on the size of your Gourd as to whearher you'll need one.

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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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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. :)

Thanks from tonyben and RandyB45
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