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JonM 04-09-2011 09:49 PM

Springfield M1A Loaded
 
well friday i picked up a brand spanking new springfield M1A loaded in .308 nato. took it to the range today and straight out of the box it was 4inches left and 4inches low at 100yds. after adjusting sights it was spot on.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9498/img0592uc.jpg

i truly wish i had purchased this rifle before i bought my remington 700 XCR compact tactical. before i had this M1A i had a norinco clone back in the 90's and its like nite and day.

the M1A is a heavy rifle and would benefit from a lighter stock if your gonna carry it around a lot. the groups i was getting today were superb for open sights i cant wait to get a scope on it and see what she will do. if it performs like i think it will im gonna sell or trade my remington.

fit and finish is extremely good. this is a very high quality semi auto.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/9860/img0595ca.jpg

i HIGHLY recommend it. im now a believer.

best shooting of the day with one flier. 200yards 5 shot string 168grn bthp.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8946/img0597lz.jpg

vjf915 04-09-2011 10:47 PM

Nice gun!! I hope to get my hands on an M1A someday.

Looking at the target, I think that the one up top was spot on, and the other four were fliers :p

Sniper03 04-09-2011 10:55 PM

Jon,

"Nice Rifle" And you will be amazed with it I am sure. I also have a Springfield NM M1A with a Springfield Scope and they are tops!
I have shot mine at 1000 yards a few times. It performed well despite the old shooter behind it!!!:D

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orangello 04-09-2011 11:20 PM

Yet again, i am searching in vain for the green smiley of jealousy!
:D

Gatekeeper 04-09-2011 11:25 PM

I, for one, am not jealous,
well maybe just a little...
ah hell, lets be honest...I hate your guts!http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h.../inthenuts.gif

Congrats, great shooter you got there Jon. I'm Green with envy:D

dog2000tj 04-09-2011 11:43 PM

Congratulations Jon, that is one very nice rifle. ;) Maybe someday the nostalgia will overtake me and I'll possess one myself. In the meantime ... I'll just be jealous :o

M14sRock 04-09-2011 11:44 PM

Good deal, Jon! The Loaded Model is the best rifle for the money, IMO.

Mine did 1/2" at 100 yards for 5 shot groups with Federal 150gr, but I wanted to scope it and the receiver was way out of spec. Sold it, but should have just put a Bassett mount on it.

JonM 04-10-2011 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M14sRock (Post 482943)
Good deal, Jon! The Loaded Model is the best rifle for the money, IMO.

Mine did 1/2" at 100 yards for 5 shot groups with Federal 150gr, but I wanted to scope it and the receiver was way out of spec. Sold it, but should have just put a Bassett mount on it.

the bassett one is a good one i take it. i just hope it scopes well since they arent really designed to wear one.

M14sRock 04-10-2011 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 482985)
the bassett one is a good one i take it. i just hope it scopes well since they arent really designed to wear one.

That is what makes the Bassett the best. It will work as advertised and require no fitting. But for a dedicated scoped M14 you may want to step up and get an LRB M25 (for your next M14). All mounting problems solved.

JonM 04-10-2011 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by M14sRock (Post 483095)
That is what makes the Bassett the best. It will work as advertised and require no fitting. But for a dedicated scoped M14 you may want to step up and get an LRB M25 (for your next M14). All mounting problems solved.

long as the bassett works decent its good enough. i like shooting open sights a lot. im all about multi tasking in my weapons. i doubt ill get another. this one is pretty damn good. im not as in love with it as i am with AR15s :) while its a damn fine rifle its not a AR.


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