Field test review of picatinny Rail
by Art Luppino (m14Firinglineforum)
As posted on the
M14 FiringLine Forum by Art Luppino (08-24-2008, 10:14 AM)
(link is broken as of March 2018, leaving link for historical and citation purposes)
The New Bassett
Scope Mount Evaluation.
Testing the new
Bassett scope mount for the purpose of determining if it is an
improvement over the first model indicated it is NOT an improvement. It
has additional features, which Mr. Bidwell will add his expertise on
soon. The overall quality is the same, Excellent, best mount on the
market in my opinion. Even Mr. Bassett was not up to the task of
improving his own design, but then, seldom can perfection be improved, I
challenged Bill to develop a mount that requires NO tools to install,
bet I'll lose this one. Art
Art Luppino, Platoon Commander, 08-24-08, 02:16pm
[Quoted: Post by
XSabers: "Art, what are the criteria you base your assessment on?
I'm considering a mount for my rifle. What makes the Basset better
an SEI, Sadlak, or ARMS 18? I've been reading lots
of opinions on various forums and frankly, I'm not sure what is hype and
what is real. Can you help me out?"]
have tested all the major brands and Bassett runs away with best mount.
Nobody else is even close in my opinion. A scope mount should
provide a stable means to support the scope. The scope should return
very close to Zero if removed and replaced. Other features should be:
Quick, simple, uncomplicated and foolproof installation. No more that
one tool required. I believe, since this is a combat weapon, the process
should be able to be done in the dark, and by Marines."