new toy M1A!


March 13, 2005, 08:04 AM
Been wanting one all my life. Finally bought one last Sat. Bought some ammo yesterday and heading out with it and my AR for a little informal range time. Probably a few 1911's tagging along. The girlfriend is quite taken with my Gold Cup. Have a great day all. Mike

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March 13, 2005, 09:02 AM
Congratulations, you'll love it! Let us know how it shoots.


March 13, 2005, 09:17 AM
I too desire one badly. Wanted one for as long as I can remember, but alas, can't afford one. I will have one some day. Congratulations on your purchase, definitely let us know how it shoots.

March 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
My M1a is the most consistently accurate rifle I own.
I used to shoot NRA Highpower with it and am hoping to get back into that this summer.

March 13, 2005, 12:35 PM
Great rifle! Everything I expected, and more. SA M1A, NM barrel, sights, & trigger, synthetic stock.

March 13, 2005, 01:34 PM
Getting the military scope mount to stay set and steady was a pain in the ass, but once I did, it was a real joy to shoot. I'm not that good with iron sights, and my vision leaves something to be desired, so a scope was definitely something I "needed". :D

It's really a joy to shoot.

Congratulations on your new purchase. Have a ball!


March 13, 2005, 01:59 PM
Congratulations!! I dearly love my M1A that I purchased about three years ago. Mine is the "loaded" model with a stainless barrel and it has performed flawlessly. I think you will be pleased. Welcome to the club!!


March 13, 2005, 04:22 PM
I just picked up my Springfield Armory M1A Loaded on Tuesday. I got it out to the range on Friday afternoon. Shot about 40 rounds of Portugese surplus to make sure it cycled and get the sights zeroed.

The pic is of the best group of the day at 100 yds with iron sights...0.80" CTC. To be fair, most 100 yd groups were in the 1.5" range with surplus ammo but I really buckled down on this one.

The second is the m1a with her scope...not sighted in with that yet

March 13, 2005, 05:49 PM
oddly enough, no body says how much these toys cost them.

March 13, 2005, 06:17 PM
That's cause we don't like to think about it... ;)

March 13, 2005, 07:26 PM
I bought my loaded 9222, about 4 years back second hand with a 20 rd. mag and leather sling for $1300 out the door. The original owner bought it and could not carry it to where he shot since he was handicapped. Too heavy for him. He traded it in at the dealer for an AR-15. It was $1750 NIB without the 20 rd. mag and leater sling. at one local dealer, that's why I went with the ever so slightly used deal. But now I find myself taking the M1 Garand out for a ride more than I take the M1A :confused:

March 13, 2005, 07:44 PM
For Bobby68's sake, I got a pretty good deal. $1325 for a NIB M1A Loaded (ss barrel and synthetic stock) including Harris bipod mount, 3rd gen SA scope mount, 3-USGI 20 rnd mags and 1 10-rnd mag.

That's the most I've ever -paid for a rifle...not sure if I'll like it more than my other evil toys (DSA FAL, M4-gery, Sharps, etc) but ya don't know till you try 'em

March 13, 2005, 07:55 PM
Congrats! I got my M1A not too long ago either & just love it!

"It's not how much you pay, but how much value you find with it!" ;)

March 13, 2005, 08:02 PM
oddly enough, no body says how much these toys cost them.
well, every hobby has its downsides, and most people don't talk about them a log ;) I'd love to have an M1A eventually, but being a poor college student, it's not gonna happen any time soon.

March 13, 2005, 08:17 PM
Congrats, someday I hope to be able to say the same thing!

March 13, 2005, 08:43 PM
My M1A has been my favorite firearm for about 12 years now, too! For you Guys that reload, I think you`ll see that 168 SMK bullets over 40.5-41grns IMR 4895 will turn in some excellent groups. Once you start shooting your match loads, its hard to accept the accuracy of the surplus ball ammo! Good shootin`!

March 13, 2005, 10:36 PM
I paid $575 for mine.
but that was 20 years ago...

March 14, 2005, 12:16 AM
I got my NM M1A around 2000. I paid $1400 out the door. I terrorize bowling pins at 100 yards every time I can. :)

March 14, 2005, 09:42 AM
oddly enough, no body says how much these toys cost them.

I paid 1200.00 + tax for my Loaded model back in 1998.

March 14, 2005, 10:05 AM
I only paid $525.00 for mine, of course that was 23 years ago.

And the best part it was bought in Hawaii. Can you even get one there now?

March 15, 2005, 01:06 AM
Man threads like these get me all worked up. I recently ordered a new M14 from LRB Arms, it's on the UPS truck headed my way right now. Expected Delivery date 3/16. I can't wait:) By far the most expensive firearm I've ever bought, coming in at $1935 delivered.

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