....Took the plunge and bought one. I have to wait 10 days to take her home.
So I have 10 days to:
a: find some magizines
b: decide what kind of mount to get smit or arms
c: stock up on some ammo
read what you guys have posted
you should really send your rifle off to an experienced veteran who has one so that your rifle may be properly tested to assure you the best performance...
...and whataya know, I just so happen to be available to do that for you
have fun with her first before putting a scope on, you'll have a lot of fun
evilyoda: congrats to you sir.
You no doubt made a very wise choice.
I suggest getting Scott Duffs book.It has all the info. including "how to clean,repair and specs on all parts".
Get the book and learn in your spare time and save a boat load of $$$$$$$$.You have to learn sometime.If you need tech help there's plenty of people like myself (military armorer) to help ya out.
Save the money for ARMS #18 mount,rings,scope and cleaning supplies.
Oh yeah, "AMMO" lots and lots of "AMMO"
I love my M1A Scout. It is THE rifle for me.
I second Scott Duff's book. I don't know how many times I reference it. This is what I stocked up on in order of priority:
1. books and manuals
4. cleaning and maintenance tools
5. spare parts
6. MORE mags!
7. MORE ammo!
8. MORE spare parts!
My M1A is my MBR, so I went overboard on parts, mags and ammo for it. Also the fact that USGI parts are starting to dry up and I figure mag prices can only go up in price.
What M1A did you get, make & model?
Standard rifle; Birch stock. Ordered 3 x-tra mags. I have about 300+ rounds of Black Hills 168gr match-BUT from reading here and at Battle Rifles.com 168 might be too heavy of load, so I will be looking for good deals on surplus ammo.
Still debating between ARMS/Smith mount. most likely will go with the smit. and some quick release system. ( I want to be able to use the sights if nessessary)-I have a aimpoint looking for a rifle to sit on..
Just a few more days!
Go with the ARMS rail and get ARMS quick release scope rings. This way, you can easily remove the scope and use the irons. The ARMS rail sits below the sight plane of the irons.
I put the Smith mount on mine. I have a SA 6x40 scope with ARMS quick release rings and and Aimpoint with the ARMS quick release rings. I like being able to easily switch between scope, Aimpoint or just plain old iron sights in only seconds. The nice thing about the ARMS rings is that they will hold zero (or very close to it) when switching scope around.