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I was looking at the Sadlak scope mount but I was hoping to save some money.
I must say the fit and finish of the Springfield 4th gen. mount is outstanding. The instructions said I may have to use a triangular file to fit and I did need to add a bit of clearance but it was not a big deal.
It seems to be a super tight lock-up with a very low rail with plenty of room for ejection.
I will mount a scope on it and show some pics.
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Does the rear screw just push against the receiver?
No, there is an adjustable spacer that you screw in to the desired tension against the receiver then you lock down the nut to retain it.
I suppose anything could loosen up but that goes with anything mechanical. I would think blue locktite would be OK.
I would refer to a more knowing source than yours truly though. :)
 

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No, there is an adjustable spacer that you screw in to the desired tension against the receiver then you lock down the nut to retain it.
I suppose anything could loosen up but that goes with anything mechanical. I would think blue locktite would be OK.
I would refer to a more knowing source than yours truly though. :)
This is a pic of the rear mount. A picture is so much more definitive.
 

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I have a Smith on my SuperMatch and a ARMS #18 on my Scout so I have no experience with the factory SA mount.
But on screws that might possibly loosen like your thumb screws, after I get them tightened up, I dab a toothpick in paint (can be nail polish, testers model paint, etc.) and put a small witness mark on the screw head and another on the part right next to it. That way I can tell at a glance if the screw/s have loosened/backed out.
Let us know how the mount holds up after you get her up and running.
 

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No, there is an adjustable spacer that you screw in to the desired tension against the receiver then you lock down the nut to retain it.
I suppose anything could loosen up but that goes with anything mechanical. I would think blue locktite would be OK.
I would refer to a more knowing source than yours truly though. :)
My Basset mount screw will loosen over time too; blue locktite takes care of the problem, no worries.
 

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Range Report With Scope Mounted

So far so good. I mounted a Vortex Crossfire II, 6X24X50 and boy do I like this scope. Crystal clear, easy to adjust.
I did not have it bore scoped so I used the iron sites to see I was way off.
I went through the motions of sighting in the scope and finally got pretty close at 50 yds then moved out to 100 yards.
The pictures I am including will show some decent results. I am still working up a load for this rifle but I may be close with 44 gr. of IMR4064 with a Hornadt GMAX 150 bullet. I am using new Hornady brass not Winchester as marked. CCI lg primers. OAL is 2.775.
The Springfield 4th Generation Scope mount was awesome. It stayed good and tight through 50 rounds!
 

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They are decent scope mounts. If you start having any problems get a bassett mount.

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Oh, I am sold on Bassett. They are a bit more than I wanted to spend on the initial set-up. They are lean and low. Can you still see the iron sites with a Bassett?
I was able to use my sites when setting up the scope with the Springfield Gen. 4 mount.
 

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Oh, I am sold on Bassett. They are a bit more than I wanted to spend on the initial set-up. They are lean and low. Can you still see the iron sites with a Bassett?
I was able to use my sites when setting up the scope with the Springfield Gen. 4 mount.
Only if you get the high mount set-up. Low mount is too low to use iron sights. Check out their website www.bassetmachine.com. -Lloyd BEERCHUG1
 
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