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Old December 17th, 2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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Just brought home my scout squad!

Life has a peculiar way of working out...

I had settled on a scout squad for my next rifle, and ordered quite a few bits and pieces for it before I ever purchased it. But, my LGS was having a lot of difficulty finding one to order. So, I decided to purchase a NM loaded from a local for a really good price. I drove the 1.5 hours south to pick it up; he was working a table at a gun show. I paid the man (fine looking rifle) and decided to wander around the show to see if there was anything else I couldn't live without.

I found the usual trinkets (for 2x what they're worth...), but one vendor had an older scout squad in walnut...just what I was looking for originally. We got to talking, and long story short, we traded straight across and I brought home his scout squad with Leupold FX-II 2.5x28 instead! On first glance, it appears to be all SAI with the exception of the front sight (which is NM). I'll give SA customer service a call on Monday about the manufacture date, but I'm thinking sometime around 2000/2001.

Overall, I couldn't be happier! Now to decide whether or not to keep the Leupold where it sits or swap it for the Burris Scout 2-7x32...opinions from those who've looked through both? Also, I can tell that he (re)mounted the scope recently as it was installed backwards (fixed in the pic though).

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Old December 17th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #2
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Nice! I love them all but the walnut can't be beat in my opinion.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 02:23 PM   #3
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I like my Scout a lot, but took off the scout mount(barrel clamps suck), and put on a Bassett mount and a Zeiss 3-9 to take fuller advantage of the long range potential. I did just order a Burris 2.75x20 Scout scope for my M48 Mauser. I thought about a variable power, but I didn't want Mr. Cooper turning over in his grave.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #4
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The NM front sight is factory standard on the Scout.

I bought mine in 2012 and started with the forward mounted scope setup using a Leatherwood Hi-Lux scope.

Just wasn't happy with the setup.

Removed the forward rail, went to a standard handguard, and installed a Bassett Picatinney mount.

Moved the Leatherwood scope to my Ruger Gunsite Scout where it works great.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #5
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Congratulations, it's as if you were meant to own a Scout!

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Old December 17th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #6
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time to research your upgrades

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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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The NM front sight is factory standard on the Scout.
Thanks; I was unaware of that.

Does anyone who has the scout prefer the optics in a scout mount or standard? I've talked to 2 friends of mine today, and while they've never owned an M1A scout squad, they have owned other scout models (bolt action). Both of them eventually went to a traditional scope mount as well.

I guess time will tell eventually, but just messing around in the garage, it seems pretty handy.

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I don't own a scout size rifle but most that I come across they remove the forward rail altogether and use a receiver mount of some type. But it's really up too you, what do you like better?

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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:32 PM   #10
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Your rifle was made in 2000.

SA, Inc. M1A sn born on database - 100001 and up


I'm very partial to the 18" barreled M14's. I have two of them. One was born as a Bush rifle with the receiver mounted scope. I picked up the barrel scope mount and installed a Burris Scout scope on it and am very satisfied with the combination. I've installed the SEI Coast Guard muzzle brake on both rifles.

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I have the same Leupold scope on my Scout and I like it. Have never used a Burris but many people here seem to prefer them at least in part for the variable magnification. My suggestion is that you shoot it "as is" for the time being and buy ammo with the $$ you would spend for a new scope.

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I prefer the traditional receiver scope mounts. But it still looks great!

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I just recently bought a Scout Squad in walnut and have the Burris 2-7 Scout scope mounted in Warne QD rings. I like that set up a lot. The 7x comes in very handy when doing accuracy testing at the bench, being able to see bullet holes at 100 yds. I will keep it on 2x for general offhand shooting though. Accuracy out of the box with M80 ball was very disappointing. Handloads and Federal Gold Medal Match was better, but not all that I hoped for. I found a contact point within the barrel channel of the stock and the Op rod guide. Eliminating that with judicious use of a Dremel to remove a small amount of stock material has improved accuracy some. I also relieved the stock ferrule to NM clearance standards. I still need to shim the gas cylinder and I probably need to bed the stock to achieve proper barrel tension. I'm not looking to get match grade accuracy, but I think I can eventually get it to shoot 1.5 MOA or better. In a ten shot group, about half of the shots will be in a cluster of about 1.25 to 1.5 inches, but the remaining shots open up the groups to about 2.5 inch or more. So it looks like the gun wants to shoot sub 1.5, just have to tighten things up a bit to eliminate the inconsistencies.

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I just recently bought a Scout Squad in walnut and have the Burris 2-7 Scout scope mounted in Warne QD rings. I like that set up a lot. The 7x comes in very handy when doing accuracy testing at the bench, being able to see bullet holes at 100 yds. I will keep it on 2x for general offhand shooting though. Accuracy out of the box with M80 ball was very disappointing. Handloads and Federal Gold Medal Match was better, but not all that I hoped for. I found a contact point within the barrel channel of the stock and the Op rod guide. Eliminating that with judicious use of a Dremel to remove a small amount of stock material has improved accuracy some. I also relieved the stock ferrule to NM clearance standards. I still need to shim the gas cylinder and I probably need to bed the stock to achieve proper barrel tension. I'm not looking to get match grade accuracy, but I think I can eventually get it to shoot 1.5 MOA or better. In a ten shot group, about half of the shots will be in a cluster of about 1.25 to 1.5 inches, but the remaining shots open up the groups to about 2.5 inch or more. So it looks like the gun wants to shoot sub 1.5, just have to tighten things up a bit to eliminate the inconsistencies.
I don't know if you can get less than 1.5, especially with the scout scope setup. That barrel clamp negatively impacts potential accuracy, I would think.

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