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Old 04-10-2011, 10:20 PM
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Re: need help w/ M1A

Yes, it is a standard m1a. I pulled the target out of the trash and it messured 18" by 16". I know it's not a match gun but I do believe it should at least hold 2 minutes.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:29 PM
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Yes, it is a standard m1a. I pulled the target out of the trash and it messured 18" by 16". I know it's not a match gun but I do believe it should at least hold 2 minutes.
I don't know about 2 MOA, but it certainly should shoot better than 8 or 9. Where do you live? There may be a good M1A smith near you.

There is a reason the AR is so popular for highpower competition. They are easy and cheap to make shoot well. A decent AR will shoot better than the very best M1A and will cost 1/3 of the price. Add this to better trigger, better sights, less recoil, low maintenance and cheaper ammo and you can see why M1As are relegated to nostalgia matches.

By the way, I shoot an M1A and an M1 in highpower competition during the off season (after our state championship in October and before the first regional in March). We even shoot an M1 only match (50 shots across the course) for Pearl Harbor day. They are fun to shoot.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: need help w/ M1A

I'm Spokane WA and I know a good smith who could fix it up, but why should I take it to him when it's not even shooting right w/ less than 300 rounds fired? And he wants $700 to get it match ready
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:52 PM
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I'm Spokane WA and I know a good smith who could fix it up, but why should I take it to him when it's not even shooting right w/ less than 300 rounds fired? And he wants $700 to get it match ready
The easy answer is "because that is what it takes." Now, on a more realistic front, have you spoken to Springfield Armory? They may tell you to send it back to them. There may be a problem they can take care of. Something could be rubbing somewhere. There are a lot of moving parts to keep running smoothly.

Also, what does your smith want to do for $700? I have a smith who built a full race M1 for me out of my parts for $125. It shoots lights out on its good days. Other days it seems to be possessed. (it is actually more than likely me.)

Dan
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:05 PM
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He said that included bedding the action- timing the gas system and tuning the trigger. I thought he was out of his mind. I will be calling Springfield in the morning.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:08 PM
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I did pull the barrel/ action out of the stock looking for any wear/scuff marks and found nothing. I build bolt guns but don't even know were to start w/ this leamon.
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He said that included bedding the action- timing the gas system and tuning the trigger. I thought he was out of his mind. I will be calling Springfield in the morning.
He is out of his mind. Those things are expensive, but not that expensive. If Springfield can't help, call Hook Boutin in Bremen GA. He builds a good gun for a reasonable price. He may be listed as Gerald.
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