Just purchased my second M1-A this past year to use in the schools. It is an M1-A Loaded Model and form all indications it shoots as good as my M1-A National Match Rifle I have had for years. Being as the M1-A Loaded has mostly match grade parts without the glass bedding it is a great rifle. The only thing I ever did with them both in the Army on a Team and my personal rifles was clean the bore good lube the weapon and use the recommended grease on the bolt and you are good to go. Like me I am sure you will not abuse your quality rifle by shooting to the extent of getting the barrel hotter than normal.For great accuracy I have been shooting the Federal Premium Gold GM-308-M 168 gr. BTHP.
Enjoy and have fun you have just purchased one of the finest rifles available today.
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