Some of you pay attention. You notice that every now and then I contemplate an optics system to go with my M1A.
But an M1A is not the most conducive to optics mounts.
So I lean for a fore rail ahead of the receiver and some sort of red dot scope. If I wanted to, I could swap off the Leupold Scout scope with its 16 inches of eye relief from where it now sits on the Garand.
But I am intirgued by ACOG and other Trijicon type sighting systems. Particularly the Accupoint. Why? The tritium illumination of the reticle and the fiber optic assist of same give these a good reputation in low light. And 4x magnification is more than enough for me. If I want to shoot 800 yards away I'll get 10x+. But, these Trijicon scopes have much shorter eye relief distances, and all the receiver mounts on the M14s out there are less than ideal.
Well maybe not this one. From Basset Machine. It's supposed to return to zero better than other options, and it has clearance for the iron sights to co-witness. Another data point for me to consider.
That mount isn't TOO expensive, either. I don't have to buy the $1000 scope now...
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