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I'm going to put a deposit on a Springfield tomorrow morning. Unless those retards at the FBI decide to proceed me on the same day that is, in which case I'll be bringing it home.

I think it's a Model 9829. OD Green composite stock and National Match barrel in Stainless. I didn't want to press to hard for reasons I'll explain after I have it safely in my hands.

Anyway...

I tried searching and it was... less than optimal.

Plus, in case someone suggests Sightron on closeout, I'm running out of time to order, so I'm trying to get quicker answers.


I'm open to all ideas and basically I'm interested in a scope that is useful from 800 meters all the way down as close to zero as possible. Something to grab a quick sight picture and be ready to fire ASAP.

Perhaps a fixed power...? What magnification, I don't know...

Reflex or red dot sights that don't magnify aren't going to help all that much.

Frankly, the iron sights should be fine for anything close-in, but the last half of the 7.62x51's effective range is definitely going to call for magnification.


So that's it. I'll want to order tomorrow afternoon I reckon, because I don't know if SWFA is open on Monday.
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From all the feedback ive been gathering on a M1A, a fixed power would be ideal. The IOR Valdad M1 would be my first pick, then: http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-6x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53711.aspx
Both of these scopes will handle the double recoil of a M1A
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Go to the tactical section and scroll down. There are a number of posts that talk about the M1A.

Such as,

http://www.opticstalk.com/scope-for-m1a_topic34356.html
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Well, I can't control these sorts of things, but I have good reason to believe it will be.

Heck, it better be...
It's a 4 hour round trip. Big Grin


Question about a scope...

I think the 3-9 SS already mentioned is a pretty good option. Still, I think I should ask about the Sightrons still available in the closeout area, since if any of them are a good choice, I should probably get on that.

Also, what about a fixed power scope? Is that a good idea, even if my close range viewing will be compromised? And if so, what power might be wise?
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One thing about the SS 3-9x is it was designed to deal with punishment that a m1a puts on a scope.  That a lone would put it at the top of my list.  Then add in the glass quality, and the accuracy and the repeatability of the adjustments.  It would be a great choice.  
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Here are a few IOR's that may work for you.
 
 
 
 
Just remeber you will need some kind of cheek riser to get proper eye alignment with the scope. The good thing about the M-21 Springfield is it has a built in riser in the stock.
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good luck wiv that project amigo,but i need an adjustment cover cap for a 3-9x50 tasco scope any ideas?
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Originally posted by pmac36 pmac36 wrote:

good luck wiv that project amigo,but i need an adjustment cover cap for a 3-9x50 tasco scope any ideas?
Yes. Try asking that question on this thread http://www.opticstalk.com/what-flip-ups-fit-my-scope_topic1181_page26.html
You should get an answer in a day or 2.
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id just get a new scope.
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Originally posted by pmac36 pmac36 wrote:

good luck wiv that project amigo,but i need an adjustment cover cap for a 3-9x50 tasco scope any ideas?


I would start a new post and ask that question. You will get more answers that way. And since you are in Ireland I would start by checking with some of the local shops or google Tasco and see if they have a distributor in Ireland. Or if you have something like a pawn shop they may have something for you there.
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The Springfield was still there. I also called them on my way to to tell them I'd take the other Springfield as well. (A stainless barreled Nat'l Match)
I reckon I can sell that for a bit of profit and lower the cost of the one I'm keeping even more.


Those IOR's look good. TOO good in fact. I am spending my spare cash on magazines at the moment, even picking up an XS drum ($270. Ouch), so I won't be picking up a scope for a couple of months. When I do, I don't think I want to spend a grand or more. The day I step up to a serious long range rifle is the day I step up to the high end stuff.

For right now I think I good, solid scope in the 'under $600' range would be great. Heck, if I can do it for $300, even better. We'll see.

Anyway, right now I think the 3x9 SS is the front runner, but I still have a few questions.
Better to ask NOW, right?

  • Is there anything in the remaining Sightron closeouts that I might want to get for this gun, or should I just forget about it?
  • A fixed power might be a good choice. I don't know. Thoughts?
  • If a fixed power scope WOULD be a good choice, which one should I go with? Sure, an SWFA SS is good, but they make no less than 6 different 42mm Objective fixed power scopes. (6, 10, 12, 16 & 20)
  • Should I be looking at EOTechs? The EOTech 3x Magnifier for instance? It's only 3 power, but maybe I'm better off that way.
  • What about a Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol 30mm?
  • Are there any other choices I should consider before making a decision?

That's about it.

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You just need low low rings.
 
 
 


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small objective diameter, low mount, very low rings.  Keep everything as close to the bore center as possible.
 
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If I were to add a scope to my M1A scout I'd add this one, if it were the standard setup I'd probably still do the same. I love my iron sights.  Big Smile

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx
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