DETAILS and SPECIFICATIONS
Announcing the NEW AND IMPROVED Mini-Scout-Mount ™ for M14-M1A Rifles.
We combined the proven features of our M-14 model Mini-Scout-Mount ™ with the SOCOM model, then shaved off 2.25 ounces and added more Picatinny top rail. Now the same model will fit both the Mil-Std M14 barrels and the newer production SOCOM style barrels offered by Springfield Armory, Smith Enterprises, and others.
This rugged aluminum and stainless steel unit bolts on with NO modifications and features a full-length Mil-Std 1913 Picatinny rail on top. Now you can mount a modern tactical sight system such as Red-dot/ Holographic sight or Extended Eye Relief (EER) scope which will give you the fastest target acquisition possible with this proven battle rifle. Yet the mount will not preclude the use of iron sights, or interfere with receiver-mounted scope bases.
It will NOT fit Chinese made barrels or "Loaded" M1A's with their medium-heavy or heavy barrels. All Stainless barrels are "Heavy" barrels, and will not fit.
The new, lighter M14-M1A Model accepts all of the Tactical Light Mount Kit ™ for quick and secure mounting of tactical flashlights, laser sights and other accessories.
CHECK YOUR BARREL
NOTE: Chinese manufactured barrels LOOK like the US Mil-Std M14 Barrels, but are not the same dimensions. NONE of our mounts will fit a Chinese made barrel. Our mounts only fit US made standard weight barrel, but will not fit the "MEDIUM HEAVY" or heavier barrelsl.
Note: All Stainless barrels are "Heavy" and will not fit.
Make sure you order the right mount for your barrel.
See the photographs below to identify your barrel.
INSTALLATION GUIDE Click to view full PDF version
SUGGESTED ACCESSORIES for M14-M1AWhen combined with our Tactical-Light-Mount-Kit ™ it is your BEST solution for attaching a flashlight or laser sight to your Mini. Add a pistol scope or red-dot sight and you have one of the fastest handling scout carbines ever assembled!
FAQ's FOR M14-M1A MOUNT
A: About 10-15 minutes, once you have removed the hand guard.
A: YES. You should see an average group size reduction of about 1/3 with standard 22" barrels after the mount has settled into the rifle. Group reductions on SOCOM-16's average about 1/2 or better.
A: NO. None of the mounting screws actually touch your rifle.
A: NO…but it will get warm.
A: MAYBE...Look at your barrel and compare it to the photos under ID Your Barrel. IF your barrel has the light or standard contour, the mount will fit. If it is a medium-heavy or heavy barrel it will NOT fit.
A:MAYBE… Yes, if it has the lighter (standard) weight barrel, but not if it has a medium-heavy or heavy barrel. All Stainless Steel barrels are "heavy" barrels, and the mount will not fit.
You must first remove the little scout rail that is clamped to the barrel.
What do you recommend ? You have to modify your barrel on a lathe to meet the USGI specs. Not too difficult a job if you have a decent lathe and operator. The mount cannot be modified to fit.
A: We only recommend a pistol scope. They are more compact and have longer eye relief, which allows better peripheral vision. If you use a Scout scope, the shorter eye relief places the rear lens too close to the ejection port. After you fire a couple of rounds off, the oil and powder residue coming out of the port usually fouls your scope lens so badly that you cannot see through it.
A: The Original M14-M1A mount weighs 18.5 ounces.
The New, lighter M14/M1A mount weighs 16.1 ounces.
A: This depends soley on the type of barrel you have on your M21, which could be fitted with a number of different barrel types. Click on the"Identify your barrel" tab (above). IF your barrel is of the US Standard configuration, or the SA Std SOCOM, the installation is the same. If your barrel does not look like any of these, take a picture of it and email it to us so we can help you identify the type barrel on your rifle.
A: NO. Our mount will not fit any of the heavy barrels as made by Krieger and others. Our mounts fit the standard profile GI barrels and lightweight SOCOM or SCOUT barrels.