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Old 05-13-2007, 14:49   #1
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Best scope and mount for M14

A few questions for all the m14 owners here. What do you consider the best scope for an M14 is and who makes a good mount? Can you buy USGI mounts on the surplus market and who would be good people to deal with.? The m14 will mainly be used for short to medium distances (100-400 yrds) so I don't need a really high power "sniper" scope. I thought maybe a Leupold 2-7 might do the trick but I'm keen to get the opinions of those who have one.
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Old 05-18-2007, 20:56   #2
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WWW.ARMSMOUNTS.COM #18
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Old 05-18-2007, 21:25   #3
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Also check out Sadlak Industries.

http://www.sadlak.com/si_rifle_parts_sm.html

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Old 05-18-2007, 23:32   #4
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Smith Enterprise
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A.R.M.S. 18
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:26   #5
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Probably the best and most thought out M14 mount available. A little pricy but after all the mounts I bought that didn't work or hold up it's not that bad. Here's a link, http://www.leatherwoodoptics.com/index-leatherwood.html, scroll down the menu on left side of page and click on "New M14 Scope Mount".
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Unless it has changed,the Arms/Swan mount that I mentioned above is what the military issues to our troops.Thats why it is out of stock for 90 days.I have 3.It has 3 contact points.It can't get any better unless its welded.The others MIGHT be as good but they CAN'T be better.
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Old 05-19-2007, 23:59   #7
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Thanks for the info and links guys. I really like the look of the arms #18 but I think the price is going to rule it out. After the conversion to NZ $ ... Ouch. Been having a look at the blackgunstuff site and they do a clone of the SA mount for about $49 US I might go for that unless anyone has any horror stories. As for optics, I'm circling round a leupold 2-7 which seems to offer what I'm looking for. What I would REALLY like is one of the new spectre sights your military is using but...... sigh. If the boss wasn't keen on an arms 18 mount she sure ain't gonna go for a sight priced like that.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:28   #8
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nzmini,

Do yourself a favor & aviod the SA 3rd gen or clones like the plauge. There's lots of complains from the mouting screw getting loose after 1-2 mags being shot. Pay a little extra & sleep well at night knowing that your mount holds it's zero. Just my 1 centavo...
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:14   #9
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+1 on the ARMS #18 mounts. Mine is serving me well. Another nice thing about the ARMS mount is that it's very low profile compared to the other mounts out there.
I have never had any luck with the Springfield mounts at all. They always worked themselves loose sooner or later.
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The Arms #18 is all steel.No aluminum.Plus it looks sexy on your weapon.What more do you need?
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I say Smith Ent. but that only because I have one on mine and have had no problems at all and its been on for 8 years now. Very solid chunk of steel
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Old 09-26-2007, 23:35   #12
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M1A mount

What about the leatherwood mount anyone tried it?
http://www.sparrowhawkm14.com/id3.html
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:11   #13
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Old 09-30-2007, 16:20   #14
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
The best scope mount for the M14 is not a mount, it's a stock.

The TROY MCS transforms the M14 into an AR style flat top.




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Wow, I've not seen one of those before. Any more pics? Have you got/used one?
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Originally Posted by nzmini View Post
Wow, I've not seen one of those before. Any more pics? Have you got/used one?
Sure, check this out ~ LINK
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M1A mount

Thanks for the stock information but I only need a scope mount, I am very happy with the stock that is on the rifle. Anyone used the new leatherwood mount?
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:16   #17
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Originally Posted by chsk9 View Post
Thanks for the stock information but I only need a scope mount...
Look no further than SEI
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Old 10-12-2007, 13:45   #18
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Either SEI or Sadlak would be a good choice.
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Old 10-12-2007, 22:18   #19
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If its not made of steel,you don't want it.
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Oh I also missed a question in the first post if you want "GI" go and look at SEI's site for the mount with the Picatinney Rail and the NSN # on the side.

Not saying it's that much better than anything else but if you want current "GI" that's it. Keep in mind some units and individual personnel may order and use something different.

In retrospect the current Sadlak is probably better for the money feature wise as it's got the bottom of the base under the rail milled out more to aid in ejecting cases.

One thing to keep in mind some commercial recievers, SA Inc. ones in particular, may vary in outside spec enough to require fitting of the mount. Though mine did not give me much trouble.
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If you don't already HAVE a M1A, Look at www.lrbarms.com LOOK AT THESE BEFORE YOU BUY!! You can't get a better scope rail on any other m1a.
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WELDING ON YOUR RECEIVER. It is heat treated and case hardened. You will anneal the metal (making it soft) and make it weak.
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Old 03-06-2008, 17:25   #22
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Originally Posted by Mini144me View Post
Smith Enterprise
Sadlak
A.R.M.S. 18
I agree, any of these mounts will serve you very well. I have the old style ARMS 18 on a Springfield M1A, and a Smith Enterprise mount on my LRB.

They are excellent!
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:50   #23
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I have a smith enterprise on my armscorp, nice mount, but i need a new (longer) mount screw. it barely catches the threads in the receiver after going through the cam..anyone know where i can find one?
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Sadlak Titanium, hands down.
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Do either the sadlak or ARMS require any holes to be drilled in the receiver?
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