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Posted: 10/26/2006 2:04:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 3:15:10 PM EST by builttoughf250]
ok, i decided TODAY im going to put a scope on my Springfield M1A

yeah, thats how i do my christmas shopping too.


anyways, i need the stuff on there by sunday morning to sight it in, and leave for hunting thursday

a local shop has a Springfield 3rd Gen. scope mount ( like this )

http://www.islandtactical.com/browseproducts/Springfield-SCOPE-MOUNT-M1A-3RD-GEN.html

for $140 i think he said.

some people dont like these mounts... but the scope will only be on the rifle 1-2 weeks a year anyways, so i dont need to be all super armchair commando SEAL sniper this weekend...


anyways, is it worth it at a last minutes notice one week a year scope mount ???

Thanks
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 2:48:47 PM EST
I'd pass on that offer. For $140 you can pick up an ARMS 18 or (not sure if they still have them) a Smith Enterprise $105 mount. Both the ARMS and SEI mount will be MUCH better than the SAI mount in terms of construction, design and quality. SAI mounts tend to be very high and the thumbscrews come loose meaning your zero may start to wander.

Link Posted: 10/26/2006 2:51:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By lithgow303:
I'd pass on that offer. For $140 you can pick up an ARMS 18 or (not sure if they still have them) a Smith Enterprise $105 mount. Both the ARMS and SEI mount will be MUCH better than the SAI mount in terms of construction, design and quality. SAI mounts tend to be very high and the thumbscrews come loose meaning your zero may start to wander.




^^^^^^^^^
What he said
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:24:18 PM EST
problem is, supply and demand....

i need it by SUNDAY, tomorrow is Friday, its my fault for putting it off for so long but whatever...

i cant get an ARMS mount here that quick.

its only going to be on the rifle for sight-in and hunting, thats it. after that it will be off until next deer hunting...

is it really THAT bad ?
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:26:33 PM EST
Even if the 3rd gen mount works for your intended purpose, you are going to kick yourself in the ass when you see them as low as $50 shipped on the EE.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:35:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 7:38:37 PM EST by BiggerStick47]
Also, why not call Smith tomorrow morning and ask if they can overnight the mount to you? The SA Gen 3 is around $150 with tax, right? Surely the smith @ $105 with overnight shipping will still come out cheaper. The price from BlackJack Buffers if I wanted my Ultimak rail overnighted was only $24, and it's bigger than the Smith mount. And the Smith mount is MUCH better than the SA, and has a much better resale value.

ETA: Mount # 2024

Smith Enterprise, Inc.
1701 West 10th Street, Suite 14
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Phone: (480) 964-1818
FAX: (480) 921-9987

Email: smithent@qwest.net

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm MST (GMT -7)
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 7:53:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2006 8:01:51 PM EST by builttoughf250]
biggerstick- you think they could get it to me, ordered on friday and have it guarrenteed on saturday ?

the other concern is, ordering the mounts, and rings, WITHOUT the scope in hand ( buying that friday or saturday ) and making sure i order the right ring height... low, medium, high.... will i want the 30MM rings?

tough choices

im going to call smith ASAP in the AM

thanks for pointing out the smith mount for me
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 8:05:55 PM EST
ill probably be buying a 3-9X40

so i think medium rings might be sufficiant...

will i need a cheek rest pad ?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:23:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
ill probably be buying a 3-9X40

so i think medium rings might be sufficiant...

will i need a cheek rest pad ?


I'm not sure, but when you call Smith explain your situation adnd ask them abour rings and cheek pad. I'm sure they would be able to answer all your questions.If they can ship this morning, and will do it overnight, there should be no problem having it by Saturday. Good luck and happy hunting!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:07:40 PM EST
If you decide to go with the springfield mount, I have one with the carry case and all the peices and paper work. Got it in a deal never used it $100.00 shipped.

David
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:01:37 PM EST


ok... so i ordered the Smith mount, and cheek rest. "overnight" delivery... hopefully ill get it tomorrow. $105+ tax + shipping

they didnt have the proper rings, so when the mount arrives ill go to Sportmans Warehouse and find the right height rings + scope, and if i dont need the cheek rest after that ill ship it back or sell it on the EE


now, i just have to pray they arrive tomorrow. ill be working... hopefully the UPS guy will see my note and leave them here
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:13:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:

ok... so i ordered the Smith mount, and cheek rest. "overnight" delivery... hopefully ill get it tomorrow. $105+ tax + shipping

they didnt have the proper rings, so when the mount arrives ill go to Sportmans Warehouse and find the right height rings + scope, and if i dont need the cheek rest after that ill ship it back or sell it on the EE


now, i just have to pray they arrive tomorrow. ill be working... hopefully the UPS guy will see my note and leave them here


Awesome! How much was the shipping, if you don't mind me asking?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:21:34 PM EST
biggerstick-
thanks for all the help earlier

ill have to post the shipping later, cause i didnt quite find out this morning while on the phone... i was driving at the time, it was my only chance to order it, on the way to work

ill post tomorrow if it shows up!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:35:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
biggerstick-
thanks for all the help earlier

ill have to post the shipping later, cause i didnt quite find out this morning while on the phone... i was driving at the time, it was my only chance to order it, on the way to work

ill post tomorrow if it shows up!


Good luck, I hope it shows. I hope you are back on here posting pics of a nice buck too!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 12:25:43 PM EST
wow, ordered it yesterday at 9-10 AM central time, and it was here before i got home from work today

got the Smith Enterprises M1A scope mount, and black cheek rest.

cheek rest- $40.00 + tax
mount- $105.00 + tax

( these were the website amounts )

with overnight shipping from AZ yo MN

$210 total. i can live with that

i give Smith Enterprises a BIG thumbs up, thats awesome service

im going to Sportsmans Warehouse in a bit to buy rings and a scope, will be at the range tomorrow
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 2:01:59 PM EST
Man, I'm glad that mount made it in time! Good luck getting set up and good luck hunting!


Oh, and post some pics!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 2:04:23 PM EST
i am glad you got the smith.
i have an arms.

the SA mount does not even make a good fishing weight.

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:12:47 PM EST
sportsmans warehouse hooked me up with a Luepold 3-9X20 VariX-1 and rings for @$240
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:43:27 AM EST

i "sighted it in" today, and im not very happy. holds a VERY tight group, but, something must be wrong with the rings or mount, i have the windage cranked all the way to the left, and its still grouping 2-3" to the right...

i might turn the rings around, or buy new ones... one guy told me to "shim" the mount...

itll work for now, deer hunting this weekend, but after that ill make it perfect.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:50:49 PM EST
you may also try rotating the rings.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 3:14:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 4:08:08 PM EST by builttoughf250]


finished! Smith Enterprises Mount, Luepold 3-9X40 scope
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 3:19:28 PM EST
Go for the Smith mount.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:07:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By opti12206:
Go for the Smith mount.


i did
thats the smith mount with the Luepold Scope i bought
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