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Old 10-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default M-1 A *Loaded Model Finally Arrived

Decided to go with the Springfield M1-A *Loaded Model. This one will be iron sights only for training reasons. Also a pic of a rough zero target prior to final adjustments to correct dead on at 100 Yards. Made my adjustments but ran out of time to finish checking. Good excuse to get back on the range next week. And the other justification is to get my deer rifles ready for November. Rationalization and a valid excuse to get out there is a great thing!

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You will love the iron sights. I took my scope off recently and really enjoy the quick recovery.
Looks like you cleaned up the reloading bench for the photos.
The M1A looks great. Enjoy!

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I'm jealous.

January is my pick up new guns month. I'm not sure if I'm going to get a 1911 or the M1A.

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Sweet...now if I can find a rich lady to buy me one I would be happy

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Yep, I feeling really jealous right now myself. This is one instance where I really wish there were no pictures. That's one sweet rifle and seeing it made me just that much more jealous.

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The M 1A is a fine rifle. We shoot 1,000 meter iron. I shoot a Garand and have for years. The M 1A however is a much better rifle.

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Very nice rifle Sniper! Some good shooting going on there too. I've been saving up for one of those. I have a question. I've read that the ammo for the Garand was loaded down so as to not be so hard on the action. Is the Springfield M1A able to shoot full house loads?

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The M 1A is a fine rifle. We shoot 1,000 meter iron. I shoot a Garand and have for years. The M 1A however is a much better rifle.
I just took off the scope on my M1A to sight in the iron. Really liked it. How do you size the targets. Any rule of thumb? How big is the target at 1000m?
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Decided to go with the Springfield M1-A *Loaded Model. This one will be iron sights only for training reasons. Also a pic of a rough zero target prior to final adjustments to correct dead on at 100 Yards. Made my adjustments but ran out of time to finish checking. Good excuse to get back on the range next week. And the other justification is to get my deer rifles ready for November. Rationalization and a valid excuse to get out there is a great thing!
How much did it set you back, if you dont mind me asking??
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Our 1,000 meter gongs are set for scoped .50 Cals. They are small for iron sights 40" plates. We sight in at 300 to 500 to 600 etc until we find the range. The Coriolis effect is there and must be taken into the equation. Once the range is found the hits come with some ease. The M1As really shine in this game with the heavier bullets. The Garand should be kept on the light side I shoot 147 FMJ BT bullets. Some guys load them up on the heavy side but they are always damaged it seems. Yes they use ajustable pistons, Garands are 60-80 years old care should be given to these beloved classics.

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