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25-5 09-18-2012 08:11 PM

M1a m.o.a.
 
I have run a few hundred thru my M1A, factory and reloads.
I know what to expect from my bolt rifles, but have no experience with the gas guy. I have been shooting at 100 yds as that is what is available. My M1A is National Match 1 in 11 twist. What kind of M.O.A. should I be striving for with my reloads. I have been reloading for 35+ years and have seen the formulas for various .308 loads on the forum, but not too many results, especially for semi auto. Not looking for reloading info, holes on paper info, out to 600 yds if possible.
Thanks!

Garadex 09-18-2012 11:39 PM

Enough to be effective against bad guys, and I move out of the way for serious answers. :cool:

tacticalfun 09-18-2012 11:54 PM

I have a m1a loaded (and socom II) that shoots 1/2-3/4 moa with target loads

25-5 09-19-2012 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 946001)
I have a m1a loaded (and socom II) that shoots 1/2-3/4 moa with target loads

Thank you
I like that! Now I know what to expect. I am at 1.25 moa with same bullet and two different powders, seven shots ea.
Some fine tuning on loads and technique.

tacticalfun 09-19-2012 12:17 AM

Try factory loads..they seem to love them

locutus 09-20-2012 11:13 PM

I had a NM M1A a few years ago. 3/4 to 1 inch was easily possible with it.

M1Anut 09-25-2012 05:57 AM

My NM is shooting sub moa with 168 federals, haven't found a rifle yet that won't eat them.

locutus 09-25-2012 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by M1Anut (Post 953704)
My NM is shooting sub moa with 168 federals, haven't found a rifle yet that won't eat them.


I used 150 and 168 Sierra Match kings. Truly superb bullets.

25-5 09-26-2012 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by locutus
I had a NM M1A a few years ago. 3/4 to 1 inch was easily possible with it.

Thanks
Went to new club range today. 2.5 hr drive. 200 yd range. Lucky me meets 78 yr old army sniper instructor who is full of info. besides being a nice guy.
I had made 5 ea of 4 diff. loads. 168 Hornady A-Max, 44gr Varget, CCI-BR prim, Win. target brass got me 1 flyer and 4 in .75 MOA.
I am saying nothing about the bad targets. It's only fair!!!
A beautiful day in the country

M1Anut 09-26-2012 02:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus

I used 150 and 168 Sierra Match kings. Truly superb bullets.

Yes they are!


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