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Hello everyone I am new to this forum and looking for a little advise.

What are the best optics for the M1A Super Match?
I am considering Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50MM w/EBRC -2C MOA.

I have Vortex optics that I am running on my Ruger precision rifle now and really like them.

Any advise would help, thank you!
 

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iron sights.

Now if you were to say the SAI m21 with the cheek rising stock, then you'd be onto something. The super match's stock is setup for irons and meant to be used in service rifle competitions. Now if you already own the super match, you're probably going to want to buy some sort of cheek rising attachment to go along with your new optic if you just don't see yourself getting good with irons.

All that said, Vortex makes a nice scope so it's hard to go wrong if you decide to go that way. I have a simple and not too expensive 4-12x40 Vortex Diamond AO scope that I use for load development and it suits my needs nicely. The bassett mount is perfect for the way I use my scope given that I take it off after the load development is done. If you plan to leave the scope on the rifle permanently, one of those lower mounts that slide into the stripper clip guide dovetail is probably a better choice.

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I have been agonizing over this for a long time and have decided on a SWFA SS 10x42 HD.

Made to Mil-Spec and the same scope (but without the HD glass) was issued to NSWC operators. It is said that these were also spotted atop M107s over there, so they can take the harsh forward bolt impulse of a semi-auto gun like the M1A/M14. The non-HD version goes for $299. That's made mil spec pursuant to a US Govt. Contract. You cannot beat that with a stick. If it was good enough for the Navy, it's good enough for me.
 
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iron sights.

Now if you were to say the SAI m21 with the cheek rising stock, then you'd be onto something. The super match's stock is setup for irons and meant to be used in service rifle competitions. Now if you already own the super match, you're probably going to want to buy some sort of cheek rising attachment to go along with your new optic if you just don't see yourself getting good with irons.

All that said, Vortex makes a nice scope so it's hard to go wrong if you decide to go that way. I have a simple and not too expensive 4-12x40 Vortex Diamond AO scope that I use for load development and it suits my needs nicely. The bassett mount is perfect for the way I use my scope given that I take it off after the load development is done. If you plan to leave the scope on the rifle permanently, one of those lower mounts that slide into the stripper clip guide dovetail is probably a better choice.

Also, since you're new... introduce yourself and show us a photo of your beauty. We love gun porn on this site.
Precisely my thought.
 

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Hello everyone I am new to this forum and looking for a little advise.

What are the best optics for the M1A Super Match?
I am considering Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50MM w/EBRC -2C MOA.

I have Vortex optics that I am running on my Ruger precision rifle now and really like them.

Any advise would help, thank you!
The best optic is the one that you like and can use. If you are new to optics, I would recommend doing a lot of research online. And spend a few weeks informing yourself about the particulars. There is a lot to consider, like magnification, reticle, focal plane, durability, and glass.

You mentioned Vortex, which makes low to high-eng optics. I would just consider that the normal rule is to spend at least the same amount on the optic as the rifle.

I have read good reviews on the PST line but I only have experience with the HD lines. And the HD scopes are excellent.

I would just spend some more time in deciding what you want to use the scope for and what you like.
 

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Now if you were to say the SAI m21 with the cheek rising stock, then you'd be onto something. The super match's stock is setup for irons and meant to be used in service rifle competitions. Now if you already own the super match, you're probably going to want to buy some sort of cheek rising attachment to go along with your new optic if you just don't see yourself getting good with irons.
^^this^^
If you do scope it, what you have in mind is just fine. I have one on my EBR and it works great.
 
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