Friend who picked a M1A awhile back and got a bore light stuck awhile back asked me if could help sight in his scope on it . He thought scope was bad cause the knob broke off trying to sight it in and Leupold fixed it and sent it back to him . He has less scope experience then me . Well I met him at the range he shoots this afternoon . (note to self don't agree to help friends late afternoon with heat index 106*F under a metal roof ) . I brought a big piece of paper and put it up just in case any issues . Strapped lead sled down and got scope centered at bullseye at maybe 20 yards . Nothing on paper after a few shots . Finally got something aiming bottom of paper , POI was top of paper . Tried to adjust scope but ran out of adjustments . Shoots good enough groups just a foot high at 20 yards . Again I don't mess with scopes much but what I have I started close like that then moved out once had decent group . We couldn't get on the 100 yard range to test anything if maybe with this rifle it's going to be like this close but would shoot at point of aim at 100 . The heat was getting both of us so after no room on 100 decided to call it a day . We shot pistols to kill time waiting on 100 yard . He also had got a Springfield Garrison 1911 45 stainless . Sweet to say least ! The scope is a Leopold VX-FREEDOM 3-9X40 , 1" tube , hunt-plex rectude . The mount is Sadlak aluminum M1A mount . I believe the rings are a low rise type .