i had an mia loaded from springfield a year or two back or so, ordered a bassett mount never could get it to stay tight following their directions. always shot itself loose. ended up using rockset and a inch pound torque wrench to lock it in. still never really liked how it all worked together and ended up selling it and buying a savage 10 fcp-sr.
the m1 garand and m1a really arent good vehicles for scope usage. the irons are superb but scopes, meh. i would say go with something that replaces the rear sight with a third point of contact along with the built in side mount screw. the only m1a's ive ever seen that seem to work ok are the ones with that setup.
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