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Posted: 10/28/2013 4:14:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 4:17:22 PM EST by M4-CQBR]
This is a photo from the movie 28 Weeks Later. Jeremy Renner is holding an M1A on the roof top here and there is a type of side mounted scope ring mount on his rifle.
I've been trying to find a way to mount my Leupold Mark IV scope on my M1A with my Badger scope rings and i am wondering if anyone knows what type of mount is being used here?



And then also, opinions on this type of mount (manufacturer) would really be appreciated and or recommendations on another brand of one that folks in the hive currently use or thinks would be better than what i am asking about in the photo...

I know nothing of these type of mounts, what they are called or the different companies that make them- so i was hoping maybe the GD hive would make some suggestions for me.
I'd like the scope ring mount to be of a quality brand- mil-spec would be nice and not some aftermarket junk that was copied- This is an open ended statement because as i said- I know nothing about these type of mounts for the M1A. My Badger scope rings are medium height and i am hoping i didn't make a mistake buying them before the ring mount for the M1A. Maybe i will need high rings, not sure.

Thank you all for your time!
M4-CQBR
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:35:24 PM EST
Not familiar with the brand but I'm doubtful that it will hold zero well. I base that on the observation that it appears to only have a single attachment point. ( the big knob on the side) the mount I have has that attachment point but also one that replaces the clip guide for a second attachment point. Just my opinion of course.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:42:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By M4-CQBR:

I'd like the scope ring mount to be of a quality brand- mil-spec would be nice and not some aftermarket junk that was copied- This is an open ended statement because as i said- I know nothing about these type of mounts for the M1A. My Badger scope rings are medium height and i am hoping i didn't make a mistake buying them before the ring mount for the M1A. Maybe i will need high rings, not sure.

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looks like springfield

go ask the old guys in the m1a-m14 forum if you wan the exact model.

I would recommend a sadlak- they been doing it right a long time


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:42:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 4:43:30 PM EST by Zardoz]
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Originally Posted By hsvhobbit:
Not familiar with the brand but I'm doubtful that it will hold zero well. I base that on the observation that it appears to only have a single attachment point. ( the big knob on the side) the mount I have has that attachment point but also one that replaces the clip guide for a second attachment point. Just my opinion of course.
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Yep. I see no attachment to where the stripper clip guide normally is. I had an ARMS () M18 on mine, and it was a fine mount; with QD rings, you could leave the rail on the rifle and still use the irons.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:48:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 4:59:16 PM EST by macman37]
I wouldn't put that (edit: referring to th OP's movie pic) on one of my rifles. (Go with) Smith Ent or Sadlak for sure.

If you go with Smith, order the mounton the phone and specifically note that it's going on an M1A. They mod the mount slightly so it fits the scope rail of a cast receiver properly.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:50:26 PM EST
Scopes don't belong on M14's.

Get a AR10 or the like.

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Originally Posted By macman37:
I wouldn't put that on one of my rifles. Smith Ent or Sadlak for sure.
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Eh, well...I had gotten it before the douchebaggery had begun.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:55:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:

Eh, well...I had gotten it before the douchebaggery had begun.
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Originally Posted By macman37:
I wouldn't put that on one of my rifles. Smith Ent or Sadlak for sure.

Eh, well...I had gotten it before the douchebaggery had begun.


Hm? I was referring to the OP's movie pic. I would ONLY put a Smith Ent or Sadlak mount on an M1A. I'll clarify my post.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:01:05 PM EST
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Hm? I was referring to the OP's movie pic. I would ONLY put a Smith Ent or Sadlak mount on an M1A. I'll clarify my post.
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Originally Posted By macman37:
Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Originally Posted By macman37:
I wouldn't put that on one of my rifles. Smith Ent or Sadlak for sure.

Eh, well...I had gotten it before the douchebaggery had begun.


Hm? I was referring to the OP's movie pic. I would ONLY put a Smith Ent or Sadlak mount on an M1A. I'll clarify my post.

LOL, gotcha.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:14:51 PM EST
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I actually have heard of Sadlak now that it has been mentioned. What are folks opinions on the ARMS M18 mount compared to the Sadlak?
And thank you guys for pointing out the "one point mount" in the movie photo.... I don't want one that only has one attachment point. Good looking out on that one...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:23:56 PM EST
Bassett Mount ,looks like that and has very good reviews among the M14 community as a solid mount that doesn't shoot loose and that is quickly removed and returns to zero.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:27:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:

Yep. I see no attachment to where the stripper clip guide normally is. I had an ARMS () M18 on mine, and it was a fine mount; with QD rings, you could leave the rail on the rifle and still use the irons.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/10547455725_ba9e9a7a2a_c.jpg
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Originally Posted By hsvhobbit:
Not familiar with the brand but I'm doubtful that it will hold zero well. I base that on the observation that it appears to only have a single attachment point. ( the big knob on the side) the mount I have has that attachment point but also one that replaces the clip guide for a second attachment point. Just my opinion of course.

Yep. I see no attachment to where the stripper clip guide normally is. I had an ARMS () M18 on mine, and it was a fine mount; with QD rings, you could leave the rail on the rifle and still use the irons.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/10547455725_ba9e9a7a2a_c.jpg



This is what I have on mine. Good solid mount. Have had it about ten years now and no regrets about buying it.

I did start with a Springfield mount. Yep, it sucked.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:44:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By M4-CQBR:
This is a photo from the movie 28 Weeks Later. Jeremy Renner is holding an M1A on the roof top here and there is a type of side mounted scope ring mount on his rifle.

M4-CQBR
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You sure it's an M1A?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:47:55 PM EST
A friend swears by an ARMS18 he's got. Long in the tooth, but cool.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:51:55 PM EST
Appears to be a Basset mount or copy of same. Basset mounts are considered among the better M1A mounts.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:53:08 PM EST
The OP pic looks like a B Square mount. There are much better mounts than that available.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:01:43 PM EST
But for any scope mount to work, you have to have gloves with the fingers cut off
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:40:33 PM EST
The scope mount in the OP's picture is garbage. Get a Sadlak (the current version of the Brookfield design).
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:41:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M4-CQBR:
I actually have heard of Sadlak now that it has been mentioned. What are folks opinions on the ARMS M18 mount compared to the Sadlak?
And thank you guys for pointing out the "one point mount" in the movie photo.... I don't want one that only has one attachment point. Good looking out on that one...
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The ARMS 18 is a good solid mount. It does require removing the stripper clip guide, but that's nothing you would miss.

The old style ARMS 18 was machined out over the bolt. Some prefer that. The new one is solid across. If you want, it can be milled out to the old profile.

Old style:
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:06:59 PM EST
Sadlak
M14.ca
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:08:26 PM EST
One thing to note is that a Springfield M1A receiver is not exactly mil-spec dimensions (its beefed up in some places, I've heard). As a result, certain scope mounts designed around actual M14 receivers won't fit quite right on an M1A. the old style ARMS 18 is one of them. Go with the Sadlak, as they offer an option to tailor the mount you purchased to your receiver.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:41:25 AM EST
I have an ARMS 18, and my only gripe with it is that it mounts so low that ejecting brass will sometimes get stuck in it, causing a jam.
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