Location: Hemet CA
I have an M1A Squad Scout and I'm looking for options. My goal is to use this 80%:20% iron sights/glass. My original goal was a conventional mount and a Weaver DMS 1-4 illuminated but that went out the window. While I've never been a huge fan of the scout scope concept, I've pretty much given up on mounting a conventional scope on it. There are just waaaaay too many pitfalls if you aren't looking to mount it and leave it. And even if you do plan to leave it it's so far from the ideal arrangement that I don't want to deal with it. Trust me I've looked.
From playing around with it it looks like I need a constant 14-16" of eye relief if I use the factory scout mount. My goal is to go with low enough magnification for fast moving dangerous game like Russian Bore, and for those stuff hits the fan times when you don't have time to unlock the quick release rings. To me that means a 1-4x or a 2-7x. Here's what I'm looking at.
At the high end:
The Burris 2-7x32 handgun scope with ballistic plex reticle.
The Bushnell Elite 3200 2-6x32 handgun scope.
The Weaver Classic 1.5-4x20 handgun scope.
Does anybody have any experience with these scopes in a scout application? Will they work with a consistent 14-16" eye relief? Thoughts? Suggestions?
Note to the moderator: I'd love to see you ad a category for scout rifles. It kind of falls between rifle and pistol as far as optics goes.
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