Installing a scope mount on an M14 is important because it allows the user to more accurately target and engage targets at long range. A scope mount also provides a stable platform for the scope, which is important for maintaining zero during extended use.
TOOLS YOU MAY USE
DISASSEMBLY PROCESS OF M14
To disassemble an M14, you will need a few tools. First, you will need a drill and a drill bit that is the same size as the screws that come with the mount. Next, you will need a screwdriver that fits the screws. Finally, you will need a wrench that fits the nuts that hold the mount in place.Start by removing the magazine and the bolt from the M14.
Next, remove the handguard. To do this, unscrew the two screws that hold it in place. Once the handguard is removed, you will be able to see the three screws that hold the mount in place.Using the drill, make a pilot hole in the center of each of the three screws. Be careful not to drill too deeply. You just want to make a small hole for the screw to start in.
Now, using the screwdriver, start screwing in the screws that come with the mount. As you screw them in, make sure that the mount is level. Once all three screws are in, use the wrench to tighten the nuts. Replace the handguard and the magazine, and you’re done!
STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF MOUNTING SCOPE ON M14
1. TO INSTALL A SCOPE MOUNT ON AN M14, FIRST REMOVE THE DUST COVER AND HANDGUARD.
1. Remove the dust cover and handguard.
2. Unscrew and remove the front sight base, the barrel from the receiver, the magazine catch assembly, the operating rod catch and the operating rod spring.
3. Unscrew and remove the operating rod.
4. Screw on the new scope mount.
5. Reassemble the M14 in the reverse order.
2. NEXT, REMOVE THE GAS TUBE AND GAS CYLINDER.
Next, remove the gas tube and gas cylinder. These two parts are located above the barrel, and are held in place by two screws. Unscrew these, and then gently pull the gas tube and gas cylinder off of the barrel. Be careful not to lose the small o-ring that sits on the gas cylinder.
3. THEN, REMOVE THE FRONT SIGHT ASSEMBLY.
To remove the front sight assembly, first remove the gas cylinder lock screw and washer. Next, unscrew the front sight base. Finally, remove the front sight post.
4. FINALLY, INSTALL THE SCOPE MOUNT IN THE DESIRED LOCATION AND REPLACE ALL OF THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED PARTS.
Installing a scope mount on an M14 is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a few minutes with the right tools. First, remove the action spring plug and the gas system plug from the M14. Next, remove the handguard retainer pin and the handguard from the M14.
With the handguard removed, the next step is to remove the flash hider from the M14. Once the flash hider is removed, the next step is to install the scope mount onto the M14. Finally, replace the flash hider and the handguard on the M14.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I INSTALL A SCOPE MOUNT ON MY M14?
There are a few different ways to install a scope mount on an M14, but the most common method is to remove the factory-installed rear sight and replace it with the scope mount. This can be done by first removing the screws that hold the rear sight in place, then sliding the sight off of the dovetail rail. Next, the scope mount can be slid onto the dovetail rail and secured in place with the screws that were used to hold the rear sight.
WHAT IS THE BEST SCOPE MOUNT FOR AN M14?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, such as the type of scope you are using, the intended use for the rifle, and your personal preferences. Some popular scope mounts for the M14 rifle include the Smith Enterprise Scope Mount, the Sadlak Industries Scope Mount, and the USGI Scope Mount.
We also recommend the EGW HD Scope Mount. This mount is made from high-quality aluminum and is designed to provide a solid platform for your scope.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MOUNTING A SCOPE ON MY M14?
There are many benefits to mounting a scope on an M14 rifle. A scope can help you shoot more accurately at long range, and can also help you see your target better in low light conditions. A scope can also make it easier to shoot from different positions, such as from a prone position.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN I CHOOSE FOR SCOPE MOUNT FOR M14?
When choosing a scope mount for your M14, it is important to consider the intended use of the rifle. For example, a scope mount for a hunting rifle would be different than one for a competition rifle. There are a number of different scope mounts available on the market, so it is important to do some research to find the best option for your needs.
When installing a scope mount on an M14, it is important to take caution. The process is simple but if not done correctly, it can result in damage to the weapon. First, make sure the mount is compatible with the M14. Second, follow the instructions carefully and use the proper tools. Third, be sure to torque the screws to the correct specifications. Finally, check for proper function before use.
There are many different ways to install a scope mount on an M14, but the most important thing is to make sure that the mount is installed correctly and that the scope is properly aligned. If you are not experienced in installing scope mounts, it is best to have a professional do it for you. Once the mount is installed, you can then attach the scope and make any necessary adjustments. With a little bit of care and attention, you can ensure that your M14 is ready to take on any target.
Hey, This is Ebert Alberts. I’m the sole writer and creator of all the content you’ll find on this site. I’ve been passionate about shooting with scopes, red dot sights, and all kinds of gun optics for years now. And during that time, I’ve learned a lot – often the hard way. I’ve wasted thousands of dollars on scopes that turned out to be duds, and I’ve also found some real gems along the way.