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I have a friend who's into military rifles. He just got a Springfield M1A standard and wants to put a scope on it. He's kind of new to guns and doesn't have internet. His local gun shop wasn't very helpful.

I don't know much about the gun myself.

I understand that these rifles are also hard on scopes.  Can anyone recommend a good scope (3-10 power) for under $100-200 that can stand up to the recoil on it?  Other scope recommendations would be nice too... but I don't know what his budget is (of course he did just buy an M1a).  Still... I'm giving him advice and therefore I want to give him options.

Can anyone recommend a good mounting system (if they didn't see my question in the rings/mounts area)?

Will take both "ideal" and economical suggestions under advisement.

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The mount alone will run over $100. Tack on some rings and you've just about used your budget just to mount the scope.  For a scope under $200 to withstand the pounding. The Burris FF2 is the only one that comes to mind.

 

Springfield Armory M1A & M14 Scope Mount......$129.95

ARMS M1A/M14 Mount..... $159.95

 

Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope...... $199.95

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Well... I'm going to tell him to not skimp on the mount and rings.  You're the 3rd person to recommend the ARMS mount.

But I really don't know how far he's willing to go.

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What ring heights with the ARMS mount would you recommend with a 40mm or 42mm objective?

I'm also going to tell him about your 4.5-14x42 for ~$350
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Mounts on M1a/M14s sit up real high, and always use the lowest ring possible for any scope.

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Unless the scope has a real fat ocular like a Bushnell Trophy or Super Sniper .
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I'm only familiar with Warne rings... how are the Weavers' you sell... or do you like another type?

Thanks a lot... I think this will work well for him.  I like your prices too.  I've tried to order from you in the past, but you were out of what I wanted.  I was pleased with the customer service though because unlike most places you contacted me to let me know you were out instead of just sitting on it.


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I used a "Bassett Machine" mount on my M1A, purchasing both back in the early 90's. I believe the mount came from Sarco and was better than the first generation Springfield mount. I base this on the fact that my wife's uncle also had a M1A w/ Springfield mount. He took the Springfield mount off and purchased the Bassett mount after seeing mine. I had mounted a 3-12x44mm Burris Signature and later a 3x-9x50 Burris Signature on the rifle with no clearance problems. The rifle and mount minus scope is still here today some dozen years later. It held it's zero very good with the Bassett mount.                                   P.S. The Bassett mount was less than half the price of the Springfield mount back then, If they still make them.

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