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Dont Tread on Me
08-06-2006, 8:07 PM
I'm thinking about adding a Leupold scout scope to my M1A scout. I'm keen to hear from others who have tried this setup. Is it working well for you and have you any good quick release rings?

Thanks in advance.

GTKrockeTT
08-06-2006, 9:21 PM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9692/img0907medium0as.jpg

it worked fine for me, but i've recently changed it out in favor of an Aimpoint Comp ML2-2X. i also switched back to the original stock.

in the setup above, i was using Warne Maxima Quick-Detachable Lows, the Leupy QRW's will work just as well.

Dont Tread on Me
08-06-2006, 9:29 PM
Thanks for the reply. How are you finding the Aimpoint 2x? I'm guessing that is feels more robust than the scope and you're not loosing much magnification.

I like the stock. It looks like the one Reed's Indoor Range is pushing right now. I was surprised at how heavy it is.

psssniper
08-06-2006, 9:36 PM
aimpoint works for me but I have never tried an actual scope so my opinion is biased

GTKrockeTT
08-06-2006, 9:37 PM
yeah, the stock is too heavy for the socom, so i put it on a loaded M1A.

eviioiive
08-06-2006, 10:19 PM
2nd the leupold with the warne maximas.... 1" groups with aussie and if sighted for 250 the part of the crosshair where it gets thicker will put it on a man sized target around 5-600 iirc

Ironballs
08-07-2006, 12:24 PM
I am a huge fan of the Leupold Scout Scope setup (eer).

Tried a red dot (1x) on my socom, did not like it.. note that i love red dots on many applications (eotech, to cheapy bsa's but not a great fit on my socom).

Tried the Burris scout scope and was not happy,... so ponied up the $$ for a Leupold eer, and love it... it really is way faster to find your target than anything else i have found... (would consider a docter red dot for size/weight savings, but the magnification of the lupy and its clarity is second to none imo)...

Leupold scout on socom/sage
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/estranho/socom.jpg

Leupold scout on Steyr scout
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/estranho/styer.jpg

Burris scout on Socom/sage
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/estranho/DSCN0213.jpg

Leupold Gilmore on Socom/sage
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a161/estranho/DSCN0209.jpg

no pic with eotech-
(gripod not mounted under sage in states where prohibited)

Dont Tread on Me
08-07-2006, 5:49 PM
Thanks for the advice and the great pictures. I'm off to order my Leu. and rings.

Bladewurk
08-08-2006, 4:18 PM
I s--tcanned the Scout mount and went with a Sadlak alloy mount.Fits nice and tight,light weight and doesn't draw heat into my optic and kill the batteries like my SAInc Scout mount.Also much more accurate.....JMHO

GTKrockeTT
08-08-2006, 4:29 PM
i've been contemplating the purchase of this for my socom.

http://amegaranges.com/store/miniM14.php

6172crew
08-08-2006, 4:55 PM
I had a Luppy with a set of low QD rings and it was a perfect setup, I sold the rifle and kept the scope if you want to see if its what you really want.

Im near Concord/Clayton if your wanting to look before buying but Id say you cant go wrong, its a both eyes open gig but light or dot!

donger
08-08-2006, 4:58 PM
i've been contemplating the purchase of this for my socom.

http://amegaranges.com/store/miniM14.php

At $300 bucks you might as well save up for the KAC RAS and then cough up another coupla hundo for a Larue EER mount. You can mount it on the RAS rails backwards. I saw a picture on here of an M1A with the same setup, last year sometime before the changeover to v2. Then you would be able to mount a regular relief scope instead of those weird looking scout scopes.

GTKrockeTT
08-08-2006, 6:50 PM
At $300 bucks you might as well save up for the KAC RAS and then cough up another coupla hundo for a Larue EER mount. You can mount it on the RAS rails backwards. I saw a picture on here of an M1A with the same setup, last year sometime before the changeover to v2. Then you would be able to mount a regular relief scope instead of those weird looking scout scopes.

i don't care fore the tri rail on the KAC RAS, so no need to shell out the additional cash. more importantly, i'd like to keep the weight down on the SOCOM as much as possible.

Ironballs
08-08-2006, 6:58 PM
the scout rail acting as a heat sink is a good thing to help cool bbl. and heat transfer to my lupy seems minimal imo..