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ART II Scope questions

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I have an ART II scope and I really don't know much about it. What I do know is that I can't get on paper at 100 yards - it shoots high with the elevation at the lowest setting. The optics are clear and the scope appears to function properly.

It also seems that the cartridge guide clip to mount the ART II is different from the "more recent" cartridge guide clip.

I just heard that they are built for different ranges and that that, at least in part, is due to the range ring you have (or the cam).

I'm interested in anything anybody can tell me. I've attached some pictures. If you need more, please let me know.

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Thanks 2336USMC,

I figured it was supposed to hit high at 100 yards. I talked with a guy at a gun show a few years ago who was selling M1As and some of them had ART II scopes. He seemed to know what he was talking about but I included it in my post to be complete and in case you had something to say about it.

I believe I have the correct stripper clip mount. I have two M1As. One that came with the ART II - it fits on the rifle fine. The other is a 'regular' Springfield 'Loaded' model with a scope mount. As you say, the two mounts are not compatible. The ART II will not fit on the loaded M1A and the scope mount for that rifle won't fit on the rifle that the ART II fits on.

I'll try your suggestions for adjusting it for 100 yards. The last time I tried it, it was more than 6" high so that might help.

The main reason, I'm asking these questions is I'm thinking of selling it. Am I right in thinking that some of its value is because it's collectible/military? At the moment, I haven't done any long range shooting (our club only has a 100 yard rifle range), but I'm wondering if that would make a good scope should I get into longer range shooting or would it make more sense to get a more modern scope? As you can see, I don't know much about scopes!

Thanks again!
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That's what I was thinking. I'd like to keep it but it doesn't make sense at the moment.

Thanks for the information! You've been a big help!
Thanks tokiwartooth and ohearchai!
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