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Posted: 11/28/2003 2:01:24 AM EDT
Hi,

I've been pricing up mounts for my M21 on Brownells & come up with these two possibilities:-

Smith; I've read good things about this mount on these boards but it is quite expensive.

Brownells/Smith=

Springfield Armory; Much cheaper than the Smith mount, but does it have any significant disadvantages?

Brownells/Springfield Armory=

What do you guys reckon? Should I spend the extra money on the Smith mount, or will the Springfield Armory one do the job just a well, with the added advantage of lower cost?

Thanks in advance.

John.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 2:15:23 AM EDT
The Smith is the far better of the two in terms of quality, stability and consistancy of performance.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 2:57:37 AM EDT
Go with the Smith Enterprise mount. Buy quality and cry once.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 5:00:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 5:08:15 AM EDT by sgtstinger]
You can buy the Smith Enterprise Mount directly from Smith Enterprise and save enough $$$ to make it worth your while.

www.smithenterprise.com/buy/scopemounts.asp

The Smith Mount is head & shoulders above any other mount out there these days, IMHO.

The Springfield Armory mounts have a notorious reputation for becoming loose after the rifle has been fired some.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:01:55 AM EDT
Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate the help!he
Thanks also for the link sgtstinger. That's a fairly big saving over the Brownells price!h
Finally, on the face of it the Smith mount seems easy to fit, but is there anything I need to be aware of?? (e.g; problems that can crop up removing the charger guide or fitting the mount itself).

Thanks again.

John.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 9:21:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 9:21:36 AM EDT by GreyGhost]
I've got the Smith and it is rock solid.Remember when you compare these two it's like Cadillac versus Yugo.One thing to think about...
How many used Smith mounts do you see for sale?

How many used Springfield mounts do you see for sale?

There's a VERY good reason people are trying to get rid of their Springfield mounts
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:01:39 PM EDT
What about the PRI mount,anybody?
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