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lovemyM4
July 27, 2009, 10:47 PM
When you go to SA's website you can move your mouse over the different model M1A's and a picture of that model appears.

What scope is on the "loaded" model M1A from Springfield Armory's website?

I ask because that scope hangs waaaay off the back of the rifle and I think it would be more user friendly than the scope that I currently have on my M1A.

nbkky71
July 28, 2009, 08:47 AM
Looks like a low-power hunting optic. Reminds me of Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20mm, but I'm not sure about the colored ring on the occular lens

lovemyM4
July 28, 2009, 12:30 PM
I think it is the Leupold Mark 4 1.5-5x20, has anyone had any experience with this scope or can you point me to some helpful reviews?

I'm especially interested in the illuminated version.

Rimfire5
July 28, 2009, 05:55 PM
It may be the Springfield Armory 6x Rangefinder scope that they often have a special offer for when you purchase an M1A.

It provides a range finder reticule for .308, 168 grain match ammo.

Several years ago, when I bought my M1A, they had an offer for the List priced $600 6x scope for $ 100. I bought it to see if it was really that good. It is very sturdy & very bright but the rangefinder reticule is very hard to see, at least for my eyes.

nbkky71
July 29, 2009, 08:42 AM
Here's a detailed image of the rifle & scope. If that is a SA, Inc branded scope, then it was probably made by Hakko, which supplied optics to SA, Inc. That might also explain the blue ring too...

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/AirCorps/MA9827.gif?t=1248872527

Rimfire5
July 29, 2009, 08:23 PM
nbkky71
That picture doe not look like the 6x rangefinder Springfield Scope that I bought. The front element is way too small.

The blue ring is probably the biggest indicator - you're probably right.