View Full Version : What scopes are you all using for your M1A?

10-09-2011, 7:51 PM
Well guys, I'm here to see what you guys are running on your M1A as far as scopes. There is a 1000 yard range in Yuma that I went to this weekend. I shot at the four and 8 hundred yard lines with iron sights and did pretty well. I moved out to the 1000 yard line (still using irons) but only got two shots off before a stuck case made me pack up and go home. I'm confident I could have at least gotten it onto the paper, but I dont know how consistent I would have been using irons at that range.
I want to see what you guys are using for those long range shots, but I do not plan on buying anything from Nightforce, Sightron, US Optics, or Leupold. They are all very nice scopes, but I simply cannot afford what those companies are asking for they're products. I was looking at Vortex, and Trijicon but dont want to be limited to just those two. So, flood me with suggestions on what your using.

10-09-2011, 8:49 PM
Which variant M1A are you working with? That's some pretty good shooting!

10-09-2011, 9:51 PM
Thank you, I'm just using the loaded version with the 22" barrel. I havn't done anything to accurize (don't know if thats even a word) more than what it comes from the factory and dont really plan to (aside from a scope).

10-09-2011, 9:56 PM
Iron sights for me!!

10-10-2011, 12:55 AM
I was using a nikon monarch 6-20x44 on mine.

10-10-2011, 7:25 AM
Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T with M2 dials and Illuminated TMR. (http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/mark-4-lrt-riflescopes/mark-4-3-5-10x40mm-lrt-m2-illum-reticle/)


I recently added an 3.5 MOA Insight MRDS on a GEN 2 Burkett JP/DOC OffSet Mount out in front of the Leupold for targets that are close-in.


10-10-2011, 7:54 AM
That rifle makes me blush!!

10-10-2011, 10:27 AM
That IS a very studly looking rifle!

10-10-2011, 10:38 AM
I use a couple of the Leupold VX3 8.5-25 on long range stuff.Since you do not care for the price tag.Consider the Burris stuff.I run a few of their Euro Diamonds on my canyon guns for elk and deer.I run the Burris Signature 6-24 on the long range varmint rigs.The Burris Fullfield is a good scope with as much clarity and light as my Nikon Monarchs I own.They are very reasonable and carry the Burris no BS warranty.Which I have not needed yet.Keep in mind you need the best mount money will buy.The M1A is a jackhammer for scopes.Heavy scopes tend to have more problems on them.

10-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Iron sights for me!!


10-10-2011, 12:15 PM