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Best Scope for the M1A NM and best mount.

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Best Scope for the M1A NM and best mount.

Postby samiam711 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:46 am

This is such a subjective question so I am going to narrow it down and say what I know on the subject and what I have read, which is NOT a lot. I am looking for a scope I can grow into for a Springfield National Match M1A that I just purchased before Christmas 2012. I want to be able to shoot from 300 - 1000 yards. I would eventually like to compete some day, though that may be a pipe dream, but I would like the option. The rifle shoots the .308 cartridge. What I have read says that I should be looking for a scope in the first focal plane (sniper forum, m1a forum). Most of the forums pan the SA Gen 3 scopes as being hit or miss and flimsy at best. I am by no means wealthy and a $2k scope is WAY out of the question. I am disabled, 50 years old and my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I believe the scope should have a lit reticle. There should be some kind of range finding apparatus like what is in the SA Gen 3 scopes. The scope should have a bullet drop reticle for a .308.
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Re: Best Scope for the M1A NM and best mount.

Postby samiam711 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:51 am

Second part, the scope mount. I have heard Sadlak is the best, though other names have popped up as well like Bassett. Titanium, Steel and Aluminum have been tossed around. SA mounts that are open in the middle of the mount allow the round to eject into the scope and aren't ideal. I know nothing about rings, but I am guessing they will have to match the scope tube. Help...
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Re: Best Scope for the M1A NM and best mount.

Postby samiam711 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:28 pm

So...the forum title says "Discuss Leupold, Bushnell, Swarovski, Weaver & more. Need advice on a scope for your firearm? We can help!" and yet no body is writing me. I would think that opticsplanet.com would at least have an opinion. Anybody?
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