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Is a SA Gen 4 scope mount decent ? I have a particular scope in mind, but need a mount.
I had one of the SAI 4th Gen. mounts and didn't like it. I ended up with one of the Sadlak mounts and never looked back. Sadlak makes several mounts, some steel, some aluminum, and the titanium mount that I have, and their service is top shelf.

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I had one of the SAI 4th Gen. mounts and didn't like it. I ended up with one of the Sadlak mounts and never looked back. Sadlak makes several mounts, some steel, some aluminum, and the titanium mount that I have, and their service is top shelf.

Rich
The Sadlak products are awesome. They send a fit kit to help with out of spec receivers. Really can't beat the quality and service.
 

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I have the steel version.
I have cut off the front a bit to allow my scope to sit lower and once I found the proper torque for the mount it has been solid. Soft jaw pliers are great for getting it tight.

Since it now works I would rather spend the money on ammo than by a "better" mount now.

But if I were going to do it again I would go with the Sadlak mount.
 

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Pondered quite a while before going w/ scope/mnt. on my LRB and settled on the Basset low mount. On and off very quick and easy and yes it does return to zero after multiple removals/installs. Since I tend to shoot some 80% or more with issue sights wanted ability to keep rifle as light and no permanent mount install, Basset does that very well.
 

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Followed instructions

In a move out of character for me, I read and followed the directions on mounting my Sadlak scope mount on my M1A (Armscorp receiver). It required a little file work on the wedge that fills the clip guide, but I have a nice tight fit and the scope & mount seem to be holding zero thus far.
 

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Zeroing drifts at differnt temperatures will be affected.

Metallurgically speaking - The use of two dissimilar metals with different temperature coefficients will result in different expansion/contraction of both metals when heated or cooled. So good luck any time you use aluminum mounts or rings that are then are used against a steel receiver. Always use similar steel receivers with steel mounts, and steel rings - That is best practice.
Never go cheap when buying scopes - buy once, not twice, and buy the best you can afford.
I see that all the time, A $1500 rifle, with a $50 mount, $20 rings, and a $100 scope. You get exactly what you pay for.

The way I figure the math, is up to same price for the scope, I know it hurts, maybe you can find one for 1/2 the price of the rifle, but it would not be the best, $250 to $400 for the mount, and $200 to $300 for the rings.
 

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I just got a Bassett low mount pic. It's great and had no prob with the process of getting it. I use my M1A for service matches so didn't want the hassle of changing out parts all the time. If I was going to leave the scope on all the time I think I would have went with a permanent mount like a Sadlak mount.
 

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Metallurgically speaking - The use of two dissimilar metals with different temperature coefficients will result in different expansion/contraction of both metals when heated or cooled. So good luck any time you use aluminum mounts or rings that are then are used against a steel receiver. Always use similar steel receivers with steel mounts, and steel rings - That is best practice.
Never go cheap when buying scopes - buy once, not twice, and buy the best you can afford.
I see that all the time, A $1500 rifle, with a $50 mount, $20 rings, and a $100 scope. You get exactly what you pay for.

The way I figure the math, is up to same price for the scope, I know it hurts, maybe you can find one for 1/2 the price of the rifle, but it would not be the best, $250 to $400 for the mount, and $200 to $300 for the rings.
I have to agree with you on a number of points. I have been in metal fabrication 45 years, so I know just a wee bit where it concerns metals compatibility. But back to the subject. After installing the mount, I was not real impressed by a couple of feature points. First being the attaching "bolts". Second, it seemed "spongy" when tightening it to the receiver. I do believe I will look for a better mount. As far as rings, I got steel ones. I also looked at what the gentleman at the LGS was showing me. Maybe I looked "financially challenged" as he was showing me low priced scopes. I told him I was interested in a Leupold scope instead, so he showed me some. I got a 3-9x40 that looks like it should do the trick. Time will tell.
 
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