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Posted: 9/7/2010 1:19:10 PM EDT
Anybody have any experience with the Leatherwood M1A mount? Would anybody recomend it?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:35:34 AM EDT
I put one on my loaded M1A; it held zero and worked well for me. But reading the reviews on midway usa it looks like not everyone was so lucky.
However I suspect some folks over tightened their windage screws and stripped them, so be careful of this if you decide to get one. Follow the directions closely to get the mount aligned as much as possible, then use loktite on all the main screws.
I found the large screw going in the side of the receiver was slightly too long and contacted the bolt on the inside(might not happen with all rifles). I ground it to be flush and it never gave a problem.

I like that the mount sits low and you can use the irons over the top of it, but a disadvantage of this is that I was unable to remove the bolt with the mount in place. I cleaned and lubricated the bolt as best I could without removing it. This didn't bother me. YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:01:32 PM EDT
I had the Leatherwood ART-II scope and mounts when they were new ( 1980s) . While they are still good , I think they are obsolete . I use the ARMS mount , and Smith Enterprises 'Navy' mount , with Leupold Mark 4s. I think there are few others that are good , as well . The M1913 Picatinny-rail platform is a lot more versatile than the Weaver rail that Leatherwood used ...
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