Any M1As in use here?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by kc, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Do any of you shooters use or have a Springfield M1A? How accurate are they?
    And as LRS are they worth the price?
  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    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] 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.

  3. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

    Jul 27, 2001
    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.