M14 Scope Mounts

I have used engine degreaser and a rag. All you have to do is get the old grease and grim out of the wood. Next, you need to prep the wood, by sanding it down to make it smooth with high-grit sandpaper, or heavy steel wool, or both. Then apply a wood stain of your choosing, either colored or clear. The last step is optional. To make it shiny, you need to apply a top coat of lacquer or finish shine. Q: How do I refinish my USGI synthetic stock? A: First, you need to clean it. Degrease the stock; get any markings, paint, or scuffs off. Remove or tape off the buttplate and sling swivels. Then apply a base coat of Krylon primer, grey or black, depending on the next color. For a more textured finish, you can use the “orange peel” spray textures available at Home Depot and the like, or use Krylon Non-Slip Coating on top of the base coat. You need to decide which color Krylon you want to use now. I prefer the “camouflage” colors that Krylon offers, because they are “ultra-flat.” Colors offered include OD Green, Khaki, Black, whatever you prefer. Once the base coat is dry, apply three or more light coats of Krylon, allowing each coat to dry completely in between coats. For a non-reflective top-coat, you can use a clear satin coat, then rub it lightly with steel wool after it has dried. Feel free to use whatever rattlecan brand you want to. Q: What if I want a really fancy finish on my synthetic stock? A: Send it to Karsten, or get yourself a DuraCoat kit from Lauer Custom Weapons.

Mesa Tactica
I just have to wait on some ebay

I just have to wait on some ebay auctions to end.

Anyone know who has cheapest, complete stock, Mesa Tactical low tube? Found one in EE with a price of $180 shipped for the LEO model. Is that the best price out there?
LuvBUSHmaster
1/2/2007 7:50:18 AM
I found a Mesa Tactical mount on the EE, just the “low adapter” for around $60. I had to furnish my own CAR stock and AR grip, but I had extras of those on hand.
So check out the EE…
drew5337
1/4/2007 3:06:34 PM

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
I found a Mesa Tactical mount on the EE, just the “low adapter” for around $60. I had to furnish my own CAR stock and AR grip, but I had extras of those on hand.
So check out the EE…

My roommate did almost the exact same thing for his mossberg, and its a nice piece of kit. I’m looking for one now for my 870.
TexasRepublic
1/4/2007 7:06:19 PM

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
I found a Mesa Tactical mount on the EE, just the “low adapter” for around $60. I had to furnish my own CAR stock and AR grip, but I had extras of those on hand.
So check out the EE…


Received this from a Threeper I trust implicitly regarding LaRue Tactical quality control problems and service issues. He included a copy of a series of emails back and forth beginning in December of last year. Here’s his latest to me:

Mike,

I’d like to warn people about buying scope mounts from LaRue Tactical since you may well not get the one you need, and then they won’t do anything about it. When you spend $250.00 for a scope mount, it damn well be the one you needed, especially when you called and spoke to their rep before ordering.

If you could warn your readers, I think it would be a great service to them. Perhaps ask David to do the same. The story is in the below email stream.

The picture of my rife, scope mount and scope fitted and bore-sighted attached. As you can see, it has to go all the way up to the turret to get a decent eye relief. Also, I had to crank it all the way up to get it bore-sighted for 100 yards, leaving no more elevation for greater distances.

Before anyone buys a quick disconnect sight from LaRue Tactical, they better know exactly what they need to get because the reps at LaRue have no idea.

The shame is that I have previously purchased two other mounts for ACOGS for my other rifles from them. Still they have no interest in rectifying this situation.

Thanks,

WarriorClass
III

My son has been collecting the components to build himself a 7.62 NATO sniper platform on an Armalite receiver much like the one pictured. He was thinking, if memory serves me correctly, of getting a LaRue Tactical mount like the one pictured. I will discourage him from doing so.

Mesa Tactical

Mesa Tactical
Received this from a Threeper I trust implicitly regarding LaRue Tactical quality control problems and service issues. He included a copy of a series of emails back and forth beginning in December of last year. Here’s his latest to me:

Mike,

I’d like to warn people about buying scope mounts from LaRue Tactical since you may well not get the one you need, and then they won’t do anything about it. When you spend $250.00 for a scope mount, it damn well be the one you needed, especially when you called and spoke to their rep before ordering.

If you could warn your readers, I think it would be a great service to them. Perhaps ask David to do the same. The story is in the below email stream.

The picture of my rife, scope mount and scope fitted and bore-sighted attached. As you can see, it has to go all the way up to the turret to get a decent eye relief. Also, I had to crank it all the way up to get it bore-sighted for 100 yards, leaving no more elevation for greater distances.

Before anyone buys a quick disconnect sight from LaRue Tactical, they better know exactly what they need to get because the reps at LaRue have no idea.

The shame is that I have previously purchased two other mounts for ACOGS for my other rifles from them. Still they have no interest in rectifying this situation.

Thanks,

WarriorClass
III

My son has been collecting the components to build himself a 7.62 NATO sniper platform on an Armalite receiver much like the one pictured. He was thinking, if memory serves me correctly, of getting a LaRue Tactical mount like the one pictured. I will discourage him from doing so.

Received this from a Threeper I trust implicitly

Received this from a Threeper I trust implicitly regarding LaRue Tactical quality control problems and service issues. He included a copy of a series of emails back and forth beginning in December of last year. Here’s his latest to me:

Mike,

I’d like to warn people about buying scope mounts from LaRue Tactical since you may well not get the one you need, and then they won’t do anything about it. When you spend $250.00 for a scope mount, it damn well be the one you needed, especially when you called and spoke to their rep before ordering.

If you could warn your readers, I think it would be a great service to them. Perhaps ask David to do the same. The story is in the below email stream.

The picture of my rife, scope mount and scope fitted and bore-sighted attached. As you can see, it has to go all the way up to the turret to get a decent eye relief. Also, I had to crank it all the way up to get it bore-sighted for 100 yards, leaving no more elevation for greater distances.

Before anyone buys a quick disconnect sight from LaRue Tactical, they better know exactly what they need to get because the reps at LaRue have no idea.

The shame is that I have previously purchased two other mounts for ACOGS for my other rifles from them. Still they have no interest in rectifying this situation.

Thanks,

WarriorClass
III

My son has been collecting the components to build himself a 7.62 NATO sniper platform on an Armalite receiver much like the one pictured. He was thinking, if memory serves me correctly, of getting a LaRue Tactical mount like the one pictured. I will discourage him from doing so. –
Received this from a Threeper I trust implicitly regarding LaRue Tactical quality control problems and service issues. He included a copy of a series of emails back and forth beginning in December of last year. Here’s his latest to me:

Mike,

I’d like to warn people about buying scope mounts from LaRue Tactical since you may well not get the one you need, and then they won’t do anything about it. When you spend $250.00 for a scope mount, it damn well be the one you needed, especially when you called and spoke to their rep before ordering.

If you could warn your readers, I think it would be a great service to them. Perhaps ask David to do the same. The story is in the below email stream.

The picture of my rife, scope mount and scope fitted and bore-sighted attached. As you can see, it has to go all the way up to the turret to get a decent eye relief. Also, I had to crank it all the way up to get it bore-sighted for 100 yards, leaving no more elevation for greater distances.

Before anyone buys a quick disconnect sight from LaRue Tactical, they better know exactly what they need to get because the reps at LaRue have no idea.

The shame is that I have previously purchased two other mounts for ACOGS for my other rifles from them. Still they have no interest in rectifying this situation.

Thanks,

WarriorClass
III

My son has been collecting the components to build himself a 7.62 NATO sniper platform on an Armalite receiver much like the one pictured. He was thinking, if memory serves me correctly, of getting a LaRue Tactical mount like the one pictured. I will discourage him from doing so.

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