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Old 05-18-2011, 08:04 PM
dr_baer dr_baer is offline
 
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Does anyone know how to mount a scope to a standard (not C or D) M1 Garand? Any kits to securely mount a scope to the M1 receiver?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:23 PM
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Does anyone know how to mount a scope to a standard (not C or D) M1 Garand? Any kits to securely mount a scope to the M1 receiver?
Thanks,
The CMP has a mount that replaces the upper rear hand guard. I used one for a while and it worked just fine without moving. Keep in mind you have to use a scope with about 13" eye relief. This amounts to a pistol scope for high caliber.
I seem to remember reading about one that clamped to the side of the receiver and used the rear sight holes for stability. This required removing of the rear sight for mounting. I don't remember who made that one but I would never give up my iron sights.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:35 PM
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I used a fulton armory mount seems to be holding zero with no problems yet,[IMG][/IMG] i had to take a file and shave some metal off it to get it to fit between the rear sight posts here is a pic.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:08 PM
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Does anyone know how to mount a scope to a standard (not C or D) M1 Garand? Any kits to securely mount a scope to the M1 receiver?
Thanks,
Search for "scope mount" on this forum and you'll find several good threads on the subject.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:35 PM
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look into the ultimak. I have one and its great!

http://ultimak.com/M12.htm
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:42 PM
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Have a B square if your interested. Bought it while splurging. They aren't too pretty a mount however. Short of the real McCoy (C or D) probably none of them are truly satisfactory IMO.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:21 PM
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You might want to check into Amega Ranges, Inc. of Plano, Texas.
Though not inexpensive their scope mounts for both the Garand and Carbine look to be high quality. They replace the stock hand guard which allows the
rifles to be returned to stock configuration without damage. There was a short feature about it in the May American Rifleman

http://www.amegaranges.com/index.html
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Might also want to check out these scope mounts. Some folks believe they are much better quality than AMega Ranges mounts.

http://ultimak.com/M12.htm

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Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 AM
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I mounted the B-Square on my M1 along with a cheap simmons 8 point scope.

PROs:
  • Very good for developing your loads. I got my groups down to just under 1.5 inches at 100 yards.
  • Good for bad eyes. I have been diagnosed with keratoconus. My case is mild and had stabalized but it makes irons impossible to use.
  • Relatively cheap compared to some other options.
CONs:
  • No cheek weld.. none.
  • Balance is off, especially when shooting from the bench on bags
  • added weight

Overall I'd say it was worth it for me but I am also looking into some other options. I recently purchased a Bjones rear lens for the NM aperture. I will give that a try soon.

Good pics of the BSqaure mount are hard to find so here are some.





Here are some targets. This was at 100 yards.. shooting from a bench (3 bottom ones and middle one, others are from a 243):

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