My M1A... New sight

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    My M1A... New sight

    A while back I was looking for an extended eye relief scope for my Scout Squad. I ended up getting the Burris Scout Scope 2-7, but it never grew on me. I like to get my eye "right up there" and the eye relief range started a couple inches longer than I liked. So I bought a reflex red dot, the Burris Fastfire 3, with a 3 MOA. I like it. It weighs nothing, has an automatic adjustment for brightness, came with an adjustment screwdriver (nice touch) and a protective see through hood (not in the picture).
    The sun was shining, the wind was calm and after looking at others' targets and M1A's here I figured a little ballistic therapy was in order. Plus I don't like having a rifle laying around that isn't sighted in.
    A couple pics and my target. The last ten shots were at 100 with the front rested. I'm sure with a real set of bags and taking my time I could tighten up that group, but I can live with this. I wasn't any more accurate when I was using the scope.
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    Nice setup! Looks like you'll have some fun!
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    A nice 10-shot effort with a real battle rifle. Lookin' good from here!

    Well ... except for that annoying-looking white stuff in the background.
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    Good looking rifle! Nice group too!

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    Did it improve the accuracy over the stock sight? I have the loaded model and love the peep, but it is rough in low light situations. Not planning on low light shooting, but something I did notice.

    That shooting is battle worthy and should serve you fine if ever needed.
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    Thanks guys.

    BigJon, my grouping size was about the same with irons, a little larger, but not so many clustered. More of a 4" pattern. Of course the actual target has everything to do with that though. These were 8" targets and the 3 MOA red dot centered nicely. With the irons I was shooting at 6" targets cutting them in half with the front sight. Slightly different focus and concentration.
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    Very nice rifle and setup sir...

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    Nice rifle and set up, just how did you mount it? Did you have to cut out the upper handguard and how does the mount attach?
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    Thanks guys.

    Msgt, the Springfield Armory Scout Squad comes with a short picatinny rail on the barrel right from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Msgt, the Springfield Armory Scout Squad comes with a short picatinny rail on the barrel right from the factory.
    Thanks, I have the stainless version and it does not have the rail.

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