Spuhr SP-4001 - Discontinued?

TheRealMongo

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So I was looking around online tonight thinking about purchasing another Spuhr SP-4001 scope mount for another rifle build I am getting together and I couldn't find the SP-4001 (34mm - 1.181" height) mount on Spuhr's website, after looking at a few other websites it appears the SP-4001 mount may have been discontinued? I was under the impression that was one of their more popular mounts, has anyone else heard anything about this or if it is in fact discontinued and why?

Just curious. Thanks!
 

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OOS at the moment, but an incredibly popular mount in their product line. I'd be surprised if it were discontinued.

I would agree with you, but none of the "usual" suppliers have them in stock and they are no longer listed on Spuhr's website.
 

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Being replaced by new version

They also nixed my favorite, 4003B, and "replaced it" with the 4002C which has the same aborted rear ring and isn't as long as the 4003B was anyway.

I think we can infer something from this statement, "the new "C" series includes areinforced Side Clamp"-- which was in an email announcement from MHSA back in May. I heard from someone at a match last month that they broke a Spuhr side clamp. I believe them, but I've also been using Spuhr mounts for years and have never had any negative issues.

Yeah, I hoarded some 4003B's
 
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Being replaced by new version

They also nixed my favorite, 4003B, and "replaced it" with the 4002C which has the same aborted rear ring and isn't as long as the 4003B was anyway.

I think we can infer something from this statement, "the new "C" series includes areinforced Side Clamp"-- which was in an email announcement from MHSA back in May. I heard from someone at a match last month that they broke a Spuhr side clamp. I believe them, but I've also been using Spuhr mounts for years and have never had any negative issues.

Yeah, I hoarded some 4003B's
Good catch man, I think you are spot on. I'm not sure how I feel about it, I wish I had known it was going to happen ahead of time and I would have probably hoarded up some as well.

Thanks for the info.
 

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Being replaced by new version

They also nixed my favorite, 4003B, and "replaced it" with the 4002C which has the same aborted rear ring and isn't as long as the 4003B was anyway.

I think we can infer something from this statement, "the new "C" series includes areinforced Side Clamp"-- which was in an email announcement from MHSA back in May. I heard from someone at a match last month that they broke a Spuhr side clamp. I believe them, but I've also been using Spuhr mounts for years and have never had any negative issues.

Yeah, I hoarded some 4003B's
Good catch.
Yes, I broke a side clamp. MHS took excellent care of me as far as replacing it on the quick.
I'm also curious about the modification (shortening) of the rear ring and the ear that now protrudes for accessories off the 45*. Kind of interesting.


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I may be wrong but I thought MHS was the US distributor for products. Everyone else was kind of secondary to them.

Good catch.
Yes, I broke a side clamp. MHS took excellent care of me as far as replacing it on the quick.
I'm also curious about the modification (shortening) of the rear ring and the ear that now protrudes for accessories off the 45*. Kind of interesting.


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I think you are correct, MHS is the main distributor in the US and I have had great luck with them as well. I am assuming the change is to allow more space between the front and rear rings and still allow the addition of the 45* red dot on the rear ring by overhanging the width needed towards the shooter.
 

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If anyone is wanting the original SP-4001, Scheels has some in stock currently. Random source, but it seems like the only place to get the non shortened rear ring as of now.
 
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