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I have had some decent success with my current scope/mount/rifle set up. I am using a M1A Scout Squad, with a basset low mount and Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40mm (leupold QRW low rings). Seems pretty solid and I have shot some decent groups out of it.


I am just curious if anyone else has had issues with an M14/M1A beating the snot out of a VX-3, or a similar set up to mine. The scope is pretty nice but I wonder if maybe a single magnification more heavy duty scope would be needed since the VX-3 isn't overly heavy.
 

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Leupold should be fine. I only have experiences with Mk 4's though so don't quote me on the VX-3. But I would think it to be ok.
 

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I have a Leopold VX -2 on my Scout with a Bassett Picatinney mount and have no issues with the scope.

It was what I could afford at the time, but looking for an upgrade.

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If it works it works if it breaks they will fix it within 2-3 weeks typically

Cheapest scope I put on mine was an SWFA one that sells for 300, it worked fine although some little specs of dust or reticle started bouncing around inside it after maybe a year

Otherwise buy a nightforce, more money but the odds it'll break go waaaaaaay down
 

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I have the same scope but with a Bassett high mount and Warne medium rings.

Just so you know, DO NOT put any oil on the Bassett mount screw or receiver. I put a drop of CLP on the receiver area. After about 60-80 rounds, my mount became loose. At first, I though it was my Warne rings, but it was the Bassett. I have since degreased the receiver and mount. This has been reported elsewhere on the forums too.

That said, I am pretty happy with the VX3i 3.5-10 40 mm, Bassett, medium rings, and Voodoo cheek riser. Lots of fun to shoot.

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Good tip I will make sure to clean out the bolt hole on the receiver that usually has grease gunked into it from cleaning etc.
 
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