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Scope For M!A???

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Unread 09-26-2011, 08:22 AM
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Scope For M!A???

Need help out there for info on what you guys are running on your M1A's? I will be shooting from 50-600 yards. May use for hunting, target and some close quarter training? I looked at Vortex and Leupold in that 2.5-10 range and some Trijicon ACOGS in there 5.5X50 and 6X48. Any info would be grateful!!!
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    Unread 09-29-2011, 01:54 PM
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    Re: Scope For M!A???

    I would look at the Nightforce compacts first.
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    Unread 09-30-2011, 05:41 AM
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    Re: Scope For M!A???

    I've run a Vortex PST 2.5-10 on mine out to 500 and had great performance. Dialed elevation and held over with MOA reticle, no problems either way. Only knock would be performance in low light which is not bad just not Nightforce good. Great scope for the $$$.
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    Unread 09-30-2011, 10:36 AM
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    Re: Scope For M!A???

    I use a Springfield Armory ART IV 3-9x40 scope. It has a stadia rangefinder built in and it's drop compensated for a 308 Win cartridge used in an M1A rifle. No target knob twiddling or calculations are required from 50 to 500 yards. Here's one for sale used at a good price:

    Springfield Armory 3x9 A.R.T. IV Rifle Scope 308 *Used | eBay

    I use a Gen III SA scope mount with Leupold low steel rings. It's solid, reliable, comfortable eye placement, and doesn't interfere with ejection.

    There is also the SA 4-14x56 scope designed for use with the M1A. it has a range calibrated reticle to match the 308 Wn cartridge plus an internal bubble level for anti cant. It's not designed to be a rangefinder, rather to be used with a handheld laser. Again, no knobs to twiddle to use it. I chose the 3-9x40 because it's less weight and more compact.

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    Unread 09-30-2011, 11:39 AM
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    Re: Scope For M!A???

    My self have a Leatherwood 3x9 Art/Scope on my M1A
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    Unread 10-01-2011, 05:15 AM
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    Re: Scope For M!A???

    I was issued an ART with a M14 several years back, went very well together.
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