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Any M1As in use here?

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Unread 01-13-2003, 12:44 AM
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Any M1As in use here?

Do any of you shooters use or have a Springfield M1A? How accurate are they?
And as LRS are they worth the price?
Keith Sage.
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Unread 01-13-2003, 03:29 AM
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Re: Any M1As in use here?

It depends on what you expect out of one I guess,
I have my wifes at the smiths right now after I blow it up using an unknown powder. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] It's getting a new bolt, op rod, stock and Krieger bbl.
It shot under moa consistantly. I'm confident it would go under 1/2 moa easily with a little work.
Brent Moffitt
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Unread 01-20-2003, 05:59 PM
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Re: Any M1As in use here?

With the M1, you are pretty much looking at a 308 gun for better or worse. How far is LR to you? What sort of performance are you looking for? With a lot of work, the M1 can shoot MOA or better but that would be work above the steep price from the factory.

For a $2000 investment, you get factory bolt action performance. If you want a semi blaster with heritage, then go for it. Service matches shoot them to 600m so they are capable.

If you want a LR (1000yd plus) rifle that will shoot 1/2 MOA, I would look at building a bolt gun. You also have all the different cartridges to choose from.

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