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Crazed_SS
10-17-2009, 7:09 PM
So I took my M1A out to sight in the scope. It's some cheapy scope from Turners that I got for like $150. I have Springfield Armory M1A Mount (I know this one sucks.. shoulda got a Sadlak)

Anyway.. I sighting in the rifle at 25 yds. I took one shot and it was on paper, so I adjust it over to the right and take some more shots and it's grouping nice. I move it right some more and take some more shots and it seems I still need to go right 2-3 more inches.

Unfortunately, I cant move the windage knob on the scope anymore :mad:

I dont know if these pics will help at all, but can anyone see if the mount is off center? The install was pretty straightforward and I dont think there's anyway to really adjust it

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0606.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0607.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0609.jpg
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0610.jpg


Cant go right anymore
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0618.jpg

technique
10-17-2009, 7:12 PM
To me, it looks like something may be coming loose. At 25 you should be putting rounds through the same hole...it looks like its walking up or down.

sevensix2x51
10-17-2009, 7:13 PM
last pic shows mount waaaay off-center.

im going to take the low road, and state that the problem is that there is a scope on your m1a. :D:D:D

Paratus et Vigilans
10-17-2009, 7:15 PM
If your rear (iron) sight is in the center of its windage adjustment, your scope looks like it's mounted too far to the left of center from looking at your next to last picture. Not sure if that's your problem, but that's just what it looks like to me.

Crazed_SS
10-17-2009, 7:17 PM
To me, it looks like something may be coming loose. At 25 you should be putting rounds through the same hole...it looks like its walking up or down.

That might be me. I was at the pistol range in the standing position leading up against the wall lol.. This thing weighs like 12lbs with the scope and mount.. Probably should go shoot off the bench.


last pic shows mount waaaay off-center.

im going to take the low road, and state that the problem is that there is a scope on your m1a. :D:D:D

Hmm.. so you think it's the mount? I had actually taken the mount and scope off awhile back because I was having the same issue and got tired of messing with it. Iron sights are so much less stress than optics :)

Crazed_SS
10-17-2009, 7:19 PM
If your rear (iron) sight is in the center of its windage adjustment, your scope looks like it's mounted too far to the left of center from looking at your next to last picture. Not sure if that's your problem, but that's just what it looks like to me.

All OK.. yea, the irons are centered right now.. hmm..

This mount fails :mad:

sevensix2x51
10-17-2009, 7:20 PM
If your rear (iron) sight is in the center of its windage adjustment, your scope looks like it's mounted too far to the left of center from looking at your next to last picture. Not sure if that's your problem, but that's just what it looks like to me.

the scope is canted, the eyepiece is on the left of the rifle, and the objective lens is on the right side of the rifle. there is something majorly wrong here. maybe tap the stripper clip guide/scope mount over to the right some?

sevensix2x51
10-17-2009, 7:22 PM
im free tomorrow, if you need a range buddy/amateur(self proclaimed master :D) gunsmith

socomIInato
10-17-2009, 7:34 PM
If your rear (iron) sight is in the center of its windage adjustment, your scope looks like it's mounted too far to the left of center from looking at your next to last picture. Not sure if that's your problem, but that's just what it looks like to me.

+1:cool:

Crazed_SS
10-17-2009, 7:42 PM
the scope is canted, the eyepiece is on the left of the rifle, and the objective lens is on the right side of the rifle. there is something majorly wrong here. maybe tap the stripper clip guide/scope mount over to the right some?

Ill see if that can be adjusted. There's that roll pin that goes through the guide, so it seems like it's gonna be stuck like it is though :(

sevensix2x51
10-17-2009, 7:47 PM
Ill see if that can be adjusted. There's that roll pin that goes through the guide, so it seems like it's gonna be stuck like it is though :(

my socom has that roll-pin through the stripper clip guide too. but my supermatch has the scope mount, and there is no roll pin. and im pretty sure i see daylight through the hole, so you may be able to punch it out from inside the receiver....

elrcastor
10-17-2009, 9:32 PM
So I took my M1A out to sight in the scope. It's some cheapy scope from Turners that I got for like $150. I have Springfield Armory M1A Mount (I know this one sucks.. shoulda got a Sadlak)

Anyway.. I sighting in the rifle at 25 yds. I took one shot and it was on paper, so I adjust it over to the right and take some more shots and it's grouping nice. I move it right some more and take some more shots and it seems I still need to go right 2-3 more inches.

Unfortunately, I cant move the windage knob on the scope anymore :mad:

I dont know if these pics will help at all, but can anyone see if the mount is off center? The install was pretty straightforward and I dont think there's anyway to really adjust it

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/crazed1x/gats/IMG_0610.jpg


It looks the the lowest part of the scope in this picture is not lined up with the center of the iron sight.