Scope For M!A???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Log Hog, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Log Hog

    Log Hog Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    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!!!
  2. silvertip44

    silvertip44 Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    I would look at the Nightforce compacts first.
  3. Boom

    Boom Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2010
    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 $$$.
  4. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  5. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    My self have a Leatherwood 3x9 Art/Scope on my M1A
  6. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    I was issued an ART with a M14 several years back, went very well together.