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Old 01-06-2006, 03:44 PM
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i was bummin round the net the other day and went to springfileds site and was lookin at them1a's and thought they were pretty sweet. so then yesterday a friend was home from the army and he just bought one so we went shootin. man o man now thats a shooter lol. even with iron sites i was bustin clays a 200 yrds. its the national match modle. i was thinkin and that gun is goin on my list. it may be a while but i think they kick azz. anyone else got one or shot one? anything i should know yes/no bout them? thanks
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:24 PM
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700, I have one and you’re right, it’s a super shooter. There are a few different configurations in the M1A1 with my favorite being the National Match. Superb accuracy, looks and dependability.
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Old 01-09-2006, 04:23 PM
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700, I have had a bunch of M1's and started shooting them atFT.Jackson,SC. in 1957. We use to shoot at 1,000yds from time to time. One of the best weapons made for combat!
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:43 AM
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That is an extremlycool weapon in many of its variations!

However I read in Rifleshooter magazinethat it is barrelled with the use of 110 grain bullets in mind and that precision really worsens with heavier bullets.
Does anyone know how much difference in precision and reloading reliability between the different models?

Im thinking: competition=precision=small tolerances= less reliable function. In contrast combat=reliability=bigger tolerances= less precision.

Just a thought!


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Old 01-18-2006, 12:58 AM
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110 grain bullets?

Isn't the M1A a military rifle designed for use with ball ammo? And doesn't the military ball ammo land somewhere between 150 and 180 grains depending on who's military it is in? 110 grains is too light for the .308 in my opinion.
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:52 AM
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110 grain bullets?

Isn't the M1A a military rifle designed for use with ball ammo? And doesn't the military ball ammo land somewhere between 150 and 180 grains depending on who's military it is in? 110 grains is too light for the .308 in my opinion.

Thats exactly what I think but unless Im mistaking the article mentioned hornady TAP ammo in 110 grains as the ideal ammo for the gun. (think its the SOCOM model). 168 grainsmade a lot bigger groups. My fantasies went in the direction of rebarrelingto .358 win if i everbought one.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:25 AM
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In the Marine Corps we shot the eariler M118 special ball with a 173 gr. FMJ BT. and the M118 LR special ball with a 175 gr HPBT. This round was replaced in the early 70's with the Federal Gold Medal Match round in 168 and 175 grain.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:16 AM
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I did not find the magazine but the article is in

http://www.rifleshootermag.com/featured_rifles/extremes_010506/#cont

I cant findthe partwhere I got that it has precision problems with heavier bullets so either Im simply wrong or found that from another source. Heres a quote from the article:

"It fired 100, 155 and 168 grainers with equal aplomb. The 1:11-inch twist favors the lighter bullets and loves the Hornady TAP with the 110-grain V-Max. Even out of the 16.25-inch, six-groove barrel, it zips along at almost 3,000 fps. Springfield actually recommends Hornady's TAP with the 110-grain V-Max as fodder-of-choice."

Ill keep looking for the magazine.

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