Thanks for the compliment! Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the Frankerifles that have every accessory known to man hangin' off it. Whatever I put on my rifles is practical. Such as the foregrip that came on my 556 SWAT that has the tactical light and laser on it.... I took that off and replaced it with a Grip Pod System so I could have a bipod and a foregrip. I figured that would be more useful for me. As far as this M1A goes, I seriously doubt there will be anything else put on the rails. Only other thing I would ever hang off it would be a sling.Clyde said:Flea, that is one boss rifle! A lot of these turn out like Frankenrifles - yours really looks cool - very nicely integrated - not too many gaps, etc.
A few questions, if you'll indulge us (okay, me): What mount & mount manufacturer did you use for the optics rail, and what scope/reticle combination? Is that a rail section above the pistol grip - what is the purpose of a rail there (if any)? Did you build it yourself, or have a gunsmith do it? How's the accuracy? Any internal mods?
With the cheek rest all the way down, it's a perfect cheek weld for the iron sights. When I shot it yesterday, the scope was pretty far off when I first shot it. I then lowered the cheek rest down and fired with the iron sights while the scope was still mounted. I had no trouble at all seein' through the rear sight to the front sight. Retail for the aluminum Sadlak mount is $155. They make four types of mounts, and the one I got is the least expensive.gunrat said:Does the Sadlak mount REALLY not interfere with the irons?
What's it retail for?
Yeah, it's the TangoDown. I like it. I can't compare it to the Harris, though, since I've never had one. I liked the simplicity of the TangoDown. No springs or anything to worry about.ftboomer1 said:Is that a Tangodown bipod? I have been kicking around getting one for my FNAR and ditching the Harris bipod. I would only do that if it was really worth the extra bones.
Thanks. You think I can make it any better by replacin' any internals, or you think it's best just to shoot it as is until parts wear out. The rifle shoots great already, but I figure why not make it even better if I can? Then again, I'm sure that since the stock is the only thing that's changed, it's still covered under the Springfield lifetime warranty.....ullie said:...that's an awesome package Flea...
...good luck with her !
I've only used the scope once, but so far, I love it. When I was out at the range with my buddy, I turned on the reticle to show him how it lit up. Well, the crosshairs didn't turn red, so I assumed that maybe I drained the batteries by accidentally leavin' it turned on. When I got home, I checked it out again, and again there was no red. I was lookin' through the scope and moved it over a dark area, and the red finally showed up. I moved it away again, and the red disappeared. It looks like it senses the light, and only illuminates when the lighting is dark. When the lighting is normal or bright, it won't illuminate. I kinda like that feature. The glass on the scope is very clear and crisp. If I was gonna do it all over again, I'd buy the same scope.Clyde said:Thanks for the responses, Flea! I love your line about shooting the gun upside down with that trick rail over the grip - must be since you have to clean these upside down (to keep solvents, etc. out of the gas tube)! Or maybe its for when you're rappeling face first and have to shoot hanging upside down!
All kidding aside, boss rifle! Your gunsmitty did some solid work on it.
You have some quality accessories on there - good choices all. How do you like that Leupold with the illuminated TMR? I have the same scope on my Remington 700P - mildot but no illuminated reticle. I was thinking I might order one for my 22" barrel M1A for low light/twilight. You like yours?
Sorry, I must not have been that clear. The Trijicon TriPower I have on my Sig has tritium. The Leupold is only battery powered, but even with the battery power turned on, the optic only shows red if the outside light is dark enough.Clyde said:I appreciate that clarification - I had not heard that Leupold had tritium illumination, and hadn't seen it in their catalog, so that makes sense.
Still want one though!