Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Springfield Armory Scope

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2

    Springfield Armory Scope

    Hello,
    Some time back I purchased a centerfire rifle that had a Springfield Armory 4x14 5.56 scope on it. I have the owners manual for it but I was wondering if this is a well made scope because they aren't manufactured anymore. I also was curious about the value.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    513
    Very top of the line when they first came out and very nice scopes. Look on e-bay for used pricing, the last time I looked there were a few still there.

    J.Louis

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    81
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis.J View Post
    Very top of the line when they first came out and very nice scopes. Look on e-bay for used pricing, the last time I looked there were a few still there.

    J.Louis
    They were/are excellent scopes. One with a 40 MM objective will sel for approx $275-300. With a 56 MM objective approx $50 more. Good luck. (Average prices on GunBroker for the past few years)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    aurora, co
    Posts
    3,609
    the idea was a good scope, the execution was something else....no where near "top of the line"
    on my springfield M1A, i'd take a shot, and with each sucsessive shot the windage would move one click..so shots strung left to right.
    not much fun. very clear, nice price, but in the end it went away( after it was repaired)
    mike in co

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    407
    Quote Originally Posted by elmo123 View Post
    Hello,
    Some time back I purchased a centerfire rifle that had a Springfield Armory 4x14 5.56 scope on it. I have the owners manual for it but I was wondering if this is a well made scope because they aren't manufactured anymore.
    Notoriously unreliable. I wouldn't have one, and I wouldn't pay $200 for one, because it's suspect. So, I'm not your buyer. What you want is a buyer who thinks highly of them. As you can see, the jury is split.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    aurora, co
    Posts
    3,609
    if the scope was so good and so well made, and was priced right why are the not longer made???

    ( cause they suck in the reliability deprtment)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    513
    Those of you who were having issues with your scopes were they the 1st generation, 2nd generation or 3rd generation Government Models. In regards to the 3rd generation 4X14X56 that I can attest too is an exceptional scope with the clearest optics I had seen when first introduced and it still holds true today for this particular scope. It has been reliable and is still in service. It is mounted on a custom 300 Weatherby Magnum for hunting purposes and has been for more than 13 years and there have not been any issues with windage or elevation changes due to recoil. I think the prices given are on the low side and would look at those currently on e-bay from 540.00 to over 1100.00 depending on what generation you have and draw your own conclusions.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

    J.Louis

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    513
    Mike this site might also be of some help especially if you don't have the owners manual. http://www.opticstalk.com/topic8790.html

    I did a search and there are those who love them and have never had a problem and those who hate them and have had nothing but problems based on which generation. This site seems to think highly of them so it does get quite confusing. http://m14forum.com/optics/103975-sp...gen-scope.html

    J.Louis
    Last edited by Louis.J; 10-25-2012 at 02:27 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    aurora, co
    Posts
    3,609
    louis....
    your pricing info is sorta one sided..those are asking prices, not bid nor paid prices...real life is a bit different.

    i do not know the gen of my scope.....it was a 30mm tube 4x14 56....so none of the 1" stuff, none of the 6x stuff......

    yes it was clear.........it was 15 plus yrs ago.....

    i guess if you get a good one they are worth the money, but i don't gamble much....

    mike in co
    Last edited by mike in co; 10-25-2012 at 03:41 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ca.
    Posts
    513
    There were a couple of the 3rd generations that went for good money and there used to be quite a few more listed but don't have clue what happened to those. If I had one such as Mike got on the rifle and was still a hunter I sure would give it a run for the money before I would ever think of getting rid of it.

    J.Louis

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2
    I still have the scope but I took it off of my 40x and put on a Ruger 77mk2 in 270. I don't plan on selling it I was just curious what it was worth. It works real well on the 270.

    Thanks for all of the replies.

    Mike

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •