Springfield M1

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bukhunters, May 8, 2014.

  1. bukhunters

    bukhunters Member

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    I'm looking at a 280 or 270 in bolt action but I do have a problem with those little
    prairie dogs. A 280 would hit the target all the time but it's going to add up when it comes to money. That's when the M1 comes in small but strong ammo could stop a dog,and ammo would cost a fraction of the price. There's a M1 standard and a SOCOM 16 that Springfield makes It looks good and sturdy.You tell me what you think of it.
     
  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Can you be a little clearer on what you are asking to better answer your question? Are you comparing a M1A to a bolt action for prairie dog hunting?
     

  3. bukhunters

    bukhunters Member

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    looking at a m1 or 16 buy Springfield ,280 fires costly ammo. And I do have a little pest problem so the m1 or 16 fires small but cheap ammo. So now that you known that ,what's better m1 or 16 and or if not what's a better choice.lightbulb
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    a 10/22 and a bolt action .223 or .17
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a real pest problem.....invite some varmint shooting buddies in for a weekend....they'll clean the whole dammed mess of them out
     
  6. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Any of the following will work and save money on ammunition costs. Ruger 10/22, Any manufacturer of the 17HMR, or a .223 bolt action or AR platform will serve you well.
     
  7. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    An M1 is an M1 Garand which is a WWII semi automatic battle rifle chambered in .30-06 or newer National Match ones can be had in .308 Winchester. Are you referring to an M1A? An M1A is the civilian semi-auto version of the M-14 and can be bought in the SOCOM configuration with the 16" barrel, either version is .308 WIN. I would suggest buying an AR-15. They are a little cheaper and chambered for the .223 REM, which is cheaper, less recoil, and more practical on those little prairie dogs than the big .308 WIN.
     
  8. mtwarych

    mtwarych Well-Known Member

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    I really feel confused.
    I have shot a couple marmots with my springfield M1 but they were not small cheap bullets.
    I have used the empty enbloc trick by dropping an empty enbloc and the marmots would come out of hiding thinking my rifle was empty.
    Can someone help me please.
     
  9. Clovis Man

    Clovis Man Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe the OP is thinking of the M1 Carbine???