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Old January 11, 2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Springfiled Armory M1A sniper avaialble?

I was giving some thought to building a Garand M1D sniper rifle. Adding it all up, proper mount and replica scope. I decided no. I did a quick read up in Wiki and saw an M14, wood stock with a scope used as a recent military issue sniper. That would be an easy rifle for Springfield Armory to offer. The M1a loaded with a scope base. I looked at the website and all I can see are options for a scout style mount. I do not want that.

Can anyone tell me, has Springfield offered a sniper m1a or is that an easy modification to drill and tap for an off the shelf base.

Let me try and link to a wiki photo:

I zoomed in on the photo. Is that a special receiver with a dove tail for the base?
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Old January 11, 2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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I found out how to do this.

All set.
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Old January 12, 2019, 02:36 AM   #3
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Springfield actually has a rebate going right now, buy any M1a and get a scope mount like the one in the pic and 2 mags.

Too bad I bought my M1a on 12/21 and the rebate started 1/1
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I had my M1A loaded setup like this for a while, I finally took the scope off after a while and went back to iron sights on this rifle. I did not like the higher cheek weld I had to use for the scope, I even had a riser pad. Good luck with your setup.
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