Which M1A Varient for TEOTW?


December 22, 2006, 03:15 AM
Which variant of the M1A (assuming they're your only choice, very real in certain states) would you want to wield in battle in an post-apocalyptic world?

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Dr. Dickie
December 22, 2006, 06:57 AM
While I have just recently ventured into the EBR crowd (still haven't put my AR 15 together yet), I am at heart a tradionalist.
That means that pistols are .45, rifles are .30, and weapons are made of steel and wood.
I have, and enjoy, the standard M1A--wooden stock.
I moved into the AR 15 becuse it does represent about 40 years of military weapon of the 20th century (I could not ignore it).
If you are going to get an M1A, wouldn't you want to represent the past (in the post apocalytic world) as it should be. Get one the way god and nature intended it to be:evil:

El Tejon
December 22, 2006, 08:03 AM
LRB with a synthetic stock. But I want multiple copies, a rail car full of mags and a warhouse full of parts.


December 22, 2006, 05:24 PM
I voted for the Scout. Here's mine.


December 22, 2006, 05:28 PM
My first choice would be the one that says "AR-15" on the side.

Second choice, and the one from the list of options, would be the Scout. Seems like a good compromise of portability and performance, and the SOCOM models seem to generate a real mix of enthusiasm and complaint.

December 22, 2006, 07:51 PM
I almost sold my girlfriend for 2100$ when I saw the LRB M14SA. I want that, with either plain muzzle or compensator (no flashies here in CA), chrome lined, in M25 configuration.

fortunately for my gf, they are backordered.

December 22, 2006, 07:59 PM
Any of the Above. If i need a MBR, I'll take any M1A i can get my hands on and be happy about it.

December 22, 2006, 09:16 PM
I voted M1A Standard... I'd be wanting several of 'em. If I needed something besides the wood stock, I'd drop it into a USGI synthetic. I'd be wanting loaded mags, extra clipped ammo, and parts stacked to the ceiling. My preference for the M1 Garand however being still in place.

December 22, 2006, 09:57 PM
Definitely the Standard, with the Scout a very close second, and the Socom a distant third.

December 22, 2006, 10:38 PM
i voted for the standard, but the scout was a close close second place. it really depends on the situation as to which would be the best. but i think the 22" barreled stadard model would do you just fine in a wide aray of scenarios. though the scout would be a little better for inside small spaces buildings and such. it really depends on where i would be defending myself an my family in that situation. the socom has never even been a desire of mine, why have a .308 rifle with a 16" barel it just dosen't make since to me, that is where an ar is needed. i would go no shorter than 18" on a .308 rile and the same is true with the m1a's.

December 23, 2006, 02:12 AM
I voted the Socom. It really depends on where you live, and despite any romantic dreams of hauling around one heckuva awesome, battle-tested and battle-proven rifle.....I'll take the shorter and lighter equivalent of it. For when you need a "go-anywhere, kill anything" rifle, and something without a gas-piston will not fit the bill (hint hint, fellas ;) ), the Socom would get my vote. Besides, I live in a suburban area, and the only 300+ yd areas around me are either farms, or streets (i.e. no protection, stupid place to be in TEOTW), so I wouldn't need the supreme accuracy of the longer barrel.

That being said, I own an M1 Garand, so would probably just "make do".

December 23, 2006, 09:59 AM
The first one - M1 Garand - I'm just crazy that way.

December 23, 2006, 10:50 AM
Not bashing here, I promise. I'm just like you, and recognize that.
Two M1As will outlive any single one of us. "parts stacked to the cieling" made me spit out my orange juice! I was thinking the same thing, but let's face it. You could have one AR, one AK, and one M1A, and NEVER be without a good rifle. Hell, I've never replaced a broken part on any of the three!
I'd want ten M1A scout rifles, and ten standard. Mags are no problem for me, as they seem to keep falling into my lap. (ask Eat Beef)

El Tejon
December 23, 2006, 03:45 PM
If you never shoot, you will never break any guns.

Have been to many classes with people who claim that their guns "never break", have seenthose guns go Tango Uniform all around me.

Fnd a weapon you like, buy multiple copies.:)

December 23, 2006, 11:16 PM
Standard. Long, but balances nicely and has good sight radius and full velocity. Runs like a Timex and puts metal on target in a very authoritative way. :p

December 23, 2006, 11:52 PM
A bit short, but straight to the point.


December 23, 2006, 11:56 PM
Well I chose the SOCOM on the basis of post apocalyptic and it may be necessary to do some street fighting along with the need to possibly have a light attachment and a scope plus the shorter barrel makes it easier to wield in tight situations.

wayne in boca
December 24, 2006, 05:19 AM
I chose the Scout for its ability to fill several roles;Long range,medium range,and urban CQB.Although for house clearing I'd rather have a shotgun or an AR.

Don't Tread On Me
December 24, 2006, 05:41 AM
I voted scout, as it is short, but not short enough to cause issues, and not short enough to really hurt ballistics.

I've heard the SOCOM isn't the most ideal M1A setup due to the short length system and that some have had issues. Just internet info, so I can't be sure.

On the other hand, I've never heard a single negative thing about the scout sized rifles.

Then again, this is TEOTW, not SHTF...so who cares about compact size. Full length might be just fine.

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