How many of you own an M14/M1A at the moment?


April 22, 2007, 01:18 AM
And which sizes?

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High Planes Drifter
April 22, 2007, 01:22 AM
Springfield M1A Standard. I ran out of surpluss, havent shot it in over a month.

April 22, 2007, 01:23 AM
Love my SOCOM-16....6,000 rounds downtown with nothing but a joyous grin on my face... :)

wayne in boca
April 22, 2007, 05:20 AM
I have two 22",one 18" Scout,and one 16" Socom,but there was no place to vote for multiples.So I just voted for the top three.

April 22, 2007, 07:55 AM
I have one standard "loaded" M1A currently on hand.

It has fired over three thousand rounds to date, and NOT ONE FACTORY LOAD. Also, about 2500 of the total were loaded with cast bullets.

It is a superb rifle.

April 22, 2007, 08:32 AM
+1 for the ammo complaint. Has not got out much lately. 22" Standard that thinks it's a Match rifle:)

Peter M. Eick
April 22, 2007, 08:36 AM
You missed all of the target guns. Yikes!

1 SuperMatch
1 NationalMatch


I had previously owned:
1 Loaded
1 Normal
1 Polytech
1 I honestly can't remember.....

I only kept the match guns because for me, they were the most fun!

April 22, 2007, 08:38 AM
Three 22" rifles.

Can I vote 3 times? :)

Nomad, 2nd
April 22, 2007, 09:05 AM
Voted 22", 18"
Like 18" best.

April 22, 2007, 09:06 AM
I currently have three 22 inch standard.
I have owned two more. All are great.
Working on another.

April 22, 2007, 09:30 AM
22" NM rifle
22" standard
18" Bush built to current Mil standards except, like the other two, it is built on one of those evil investment cast M1A receivers.

April 22, 2007, 10:39 AM
I have an M1A Standard with the walnut stock. :)

Good stuff!

April 22, 2007, 10:47 AM
i don't own one but i want a scout really, really bad!

April 22, 2007, 11:15 AM
Currently have 3.
One NM, one loaded and one Scout.

The NM is around 30 years old, 5 digit SN and has never malfunctioned in any way.

April 22, 2007, 11:31 AM
Scout here.

April 22, 2007, 12:10 PM
I wish I had a scout. I have a loaded with fiberglass stock.


Harry Paget Flashman
April 22, 2007, 03:20 PM
Had a standard M1A for 2 years but just recently gave it to my son-in-law. I'm turning him into a real gun enthusiast.

Nomad, 2nd
April 22, 2007, 03:24 PM
Harry: Got anymore girls that need marrying off?;)

April 22, 2007, 03:35 PM
I have a Springfield M1A Standard Loaded with carbon barrel and synthetic stock, Harris Bipod & Long range scope. I'll be getting another loaded with Stainless barrel and wood stock and keeping it with more a classic look. I'm also complementing it with an AR-15 model 4, fixed stock, monsterman grip and muzzle break so I can have the detachible magazine. Detachible 20 & 30 round pre ban magazines are more important to me than a pistol frip and folding stock.

April 22, 2007, 03:36 PM
One Tack Driving Squad Scout, Love It!!!!

April 22, 2007, 03:52 PM
Just got a standard last month. It has been the one gun that I have been wanting for some time now.

Harry Paget Flashman
April 22, 2007, 03:58 PM
Nomad. No. All are married now to really good men. Regrets. :)

April 22, 2007, 06:42 PM
I own a standard currently & I'm contemplating adding a SOCOM to the mix :cool:

April 22, 2007, 06:52 PM
I'm just fine with my M14NM, complete with 22" Krieger mid-weight barrel, unitized gas system and DevCon bedding. Lopping 4-6" off the barrel to weaken the ballistics with the intent of making it more maneuverable sounds like a bad trade-off to me. ;)

April 23, 2007, 09:20 AM
SAI (fairly low serial #) standard, accurized w/Kreiger hvyweight barrel, etc., etc.
It is now comparable to a NM to SuperMatch (w/o rear lug) rifle.

Extremely accurate.

Because of "The Rule of Two", I'm in the market for a Scout/Squad.

April 23, 2007, 09:24 AM
22". I wanted to get the scout, but my wife said longer is better. I didn't ask her how she knows.... :o

April 23, 2007, 10:26 AM
:D :D :D

as of yesterday Im finally a proud owner of one!!!!!!!

one of my most desired rifles is now fullfilled!!!!!

its a earlier 05xxxx serial national excellent condition!

pics will be coming,btw I aquired 2 beautiful Garands also,and a M4 Bushmaster...phew!!!

I was looking high and low for either a Fulton,Armscorp or earlier Springfield,didn't really want a NM but when I saw it....that was it...

can we get a oh yeah?!!!!!

April 23, 2007, 12:48 PM
Not to change the subject but The m14 is probably my favorite all time gun.Hopefully one I will own,but I can't decide whether I want a socom or standard.On the one hand,The socom is lighter and shorter making it easier for a person of my "not-quite-tom-cruise-but-not-quite-Shaq-either" height and stature.On the other hand One of my favorite things about the m14 is the beautiful wood stock,which doesn't seem to be available for the socom.and the standard has better range and accuracy because of the barrel.Can anyone shed some light?

Nomad, 2nd
April 23, 2007, 01:13 PM
Buy the scout... the best of all worlds.

I have heard people with the other 2 barrel lenghts say they wanted a different one, but people with the 18" seem content.

I have shot all 3, and If I could only have one it would be the 18"

Just replace the muzzle break with a Smith flash hider...


April 24, 2007, 10:36 PM
Just got one.

April 24, 2007, 10:44 PM
I'd like to buy one from the guys in New York, the claim is the forged receiver is better the investment cast. I really don't know what investment cast is.

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