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Anyone that tells you that an after market side mount scope mount fits an M1 Garand and works, you can tell them for me, they are full of beans.

Ive bought two scopes, 4 sets of mounts, and a bunch of other stuff, just to find out you cant sight in without machining the base low right and down.

Now Im going to buy a peep sight for my M1, and buy a bolt action 30-06 (looking) for my SS and forget all the time and money Ive wasted.


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the trick is to either get a scope with a insane amount of adjustments, (LIke an IOR 35mm maintube scope). but I personally used burris signature rings, and ordered the necessary shims to get in the ball park.
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Thats why I went with the SS it has 120 clicks either way from center, and all the way over and down. I cant even see the laser dot on the edge.
I went with low scope mounts, recomended by the folks that sold me the mount.

The only way I can make this work is to machine the base at an angle to give me more low and to the right.

SWFA told me NOT to do this, because if the machine work is off, it will ruin the scope.

Ive had it, so its time for plan B or C, as soon as I figure out what they are.

Heck Ive only been trying to make this work for 2 years. The scope I was using the windage knob gave out. I shoulda know then this was not the way to go.


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I've had similar issues mounting scopes to an M1a and so far the best solution was an aimpoint.
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even without the shims the laser was in the FOV, in my case, so I am not sure what could cause yours to offset that much. It appears that I am all out of explanations, but I have a very bad idea; you could wait until some brilliant idea that seems obvious pops into your mind, but this doesn't seem like one of those cases.

 

I was using a the b-square mount with burris signature rings, and an SS10x in rear focus.

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The trick is to simply live with the fact that the point of impact is going to be right of the point of aim.  It is like they said in the movie Ghostbusters: "Don't cross the beams!!!"

 

The difference between the centerline of the scope and the centerline of the bore is only about 2-3".  If you can zero and get a good group 2" to the right of your point of aim at 100 yards you are on target.  The path of the bullet will parallel your line of sight.

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