M1a m.o.a.

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by 25-5, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    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!
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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

  3. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    I have a m1a loaded (and socom II) that shoots 1/2-3/4 moa with target loads
     
  4. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Try factory loads..they seem to love them
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a NM M1A a few years ago. 3/4 to 1 inch was easily possible with it.
     
  7. M1Anut

    M1Anut New Member

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

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I used 150 and 168 Sierra Match kings. Truly superb bullets.
     
  9. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    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
     
  10. M1Anut

    M1Anut New Member

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    Yes they are!