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M1A scope losing zero ?????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Slvr Surfr, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. Slvr Surfr

    Slvr Surfr Member

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    A question for the M1A aficionados here.

    I have a loaded M1A with the SA 3rd Gen scope mount and SA Variable power scope. I bought this rifle with the scope and mount as a package.

    This is a pic: [​IMG]

    Yesterday was the first time trying it all out together, and I have to say its scary accurate. :evil:

    My question is when the scope is removed by undoing the two side screws holding the mount do I lose zero ? The mount will only go back in one spot on the receiver via the two bolt holes.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. glockman19

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    Yes, you will lose zero when removing the scope and mount together. i found my zero applied some locktight and it has been accurate ever since.
     
  3. 30Cal

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    The SA Inc mount has a very poor reputation. There are far better options, but they're spendy.
     
  4. Slvr Surfr

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    I know that the SA mount is not the highest quality out there. I also know that the smith enterprise mount is probably the one to go with but.............

    Will I still have the issue of losing Zero even with the Smith Ent. mount when it is removed and replaced ?

    Thanks for the replies so far!
     
  5. Slvr Surfr

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    Bump for some enlightenment please!
     
  6. madcratebuilder

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    Sadlak airborne mount. I would think you would move 2-3 moa ir you remove then reinstall the mount. Depends on the mount too. Most bolt down at two locations and use a set screw above the breech.
     
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