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I have read the overarching be it all pdf on the forum regarding scope bases, as well as hundereds of threads ... that being said I was looking for thoughts from the way more experianced poeple of the forum out there about this item I saw on Numrich. Rifle in question is a MA9222 (loaded walnut w/carbon).

Scope base in question:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=984860&filter=m14&catid=0

DONT COMMENT ON PRICE, I have come to terms with the fact that I am going to probably go with a A.R.M.S. 18 or Sadlack. Though the fact that it is a 4-point, with a valley in the center to use the iron sights did catch my attention.

Thanks ahead of time for any comments or thoughts.
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I personal would not waste money or time on that mount. I have found it is best to stay with proven mounts when it comes to M1A/M14 type rifles. As for aluminum mounts. I have not had a good aluminum mount that did not shoot loose . Though I am speaking about Springfield inc. mounts. But you can buy it and report back
 
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Hi,
Try to find a used ARMS#18 in the PX here,they are around!
 
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Try using a Ewing's scope mount. Simple design, adjustable for height, fore and aft placement of scope, and made of tool steel. It's a single point mount but I haven't seen one shoot loose. IMHO it doesn't get any better than this. It was designed and made by a world class M14 shooter and master gunsmith. and BTW it cost less than most mounts out there. The one pictured is his first design, he has another one available. DI5
 

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Try using a Ewing's scope mount. Simple design, adjustable for height, fore and aft placement of scope, and made of tool steel. It's a single point mount but I haven't seen one shoot loose. IMHO it doesn't get any better than this. It was designed and made by a world class M14 shooter and master gunsmith. and BTW it cost less than most mounts out there. The one pictured is his first design, he has another one available. DI5
Wow! Ugly, but simple!
 

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I have a TSA brand mount that is built like a tank. Solid one piece steel and it went on my new Springfield M1a with no problems. I had read some horror stories on here about getting some others to fit. Now if I could just get a bipod on there I would be set! LOL Oh yeah the TSA was bought new from a guy on Gunbroker for $65! I sent my SEI mount back and recieved a refund and bought lot's of ammo.
 

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Wow! Ugly, but simple!

Yeah, it won't win any beauty contests but it works, can't ask for anything more. I like the fact that you can put the scope low enough in order to negate the need for a cheek piece. In fact you have to remove the rear sight if you decide to mount the scope as low as it can go. Aluminum flexes under recoil which is why they make the mounts as thick as they do, to try and minimize the amount of flex and the vertical spline will eventually get battered over time. I carried an XM-21 for 18 months in the army using both Redfield ART 1's and Leatherwood ART 2's and saw it first hand. Though in fairness they saw more use than your typical M1A and generally under harsher conditions. The Numrich mount is simply a typical 2 point aluminum mount, nothing 4 point about it that I can see. And at 44-45 bucks your simply getting what you pay for. DI5


Added pictures of his latest model which has 4 position vertical adjustments and lightning cuts. Still made of Sterrett tool steel and has a baked parkerized finish.
 

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Thanks everyone, great input from multiple view points. Even one new item i had never seen or heard!

I was going to do this this month, but the A/C on the house just crapped out so it will be a couple months before I am in the spending mood again. <run photo review from end of Hangover 2>.
 
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