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. 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. i HIGHLY recommend it. im now a believer. best shooting of the day with one flier. 200yards 5 shot string 168grn bthp.