Springfield vs. Fulton


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Case82
June 13, 2007, 04:21 AM
In your opinion, who's M1A is of higher quality regarding durability and reliability? Springfield or Fulton?
I'm looking for a .308 semi auto that will work, period...in unfavorable conditions for extended periods.
I have a Glock 23, 12 gauge Benelli Nova and a Ruger 10/22. I want to add a centerfire rifle to cover all my bases ;)
Thanks

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El Tejon
June 13, 2007, 09:03 AM
Fulton is a solid weapon but if you want a solid weapon may want to go right to LRB: http://www.lrbarms.com/

Onmilo
June 13, 2007, 09:36 AM
+1 on the LRB if you are willing to wait.

MassMark
June 13, 2007, 10:26 AM
For price point and lifetime warranty, it's hard to touch a Springfield Armory. The fit and finish on mine is superb. I like Fulton Armory's builds as well, but they will cost you plenty - as will an LRB. Any of the three will serve you well and none of the three is an "issue free company"... SAI eclipses most manufacturers combined in sheer numbers of rifles produced - so issues do crop up from time to time. That being said, there are tens of thousands of happy camper Springfield Armory owners, of which I am one.

If money and wait time were no object, I'd have Ron Smith at Smith Enterprise build me a CrazyHorse on an LRB receiver....LINK: (http://www.smithenterprise.com/)

glockman19
June 13, 2007, 12:36 PM
For price point and lifetime warranty, it's hard to touch a Springfield Armory.

+1 I agree 100% and have a Loaded.

MechAg94
June 13, 2007, 01:10 PM
If you have the extra funds to buy a Fulton or LRB, I assume the .308 ammo cost is not a concern. :)

azredhawk44
June 13, 2007, 01:23 PM
I'm a very, very happy springfield armory M1A Scout owner...

That being said, there just ain't much .308 ammo out there to shoot unless you are a reloader. And loading for a .308 battle rifle is not a good way to start learning... they are one of the more demanding platforms to learn to load properly with a lot of concerns regarding primer depth and hardness, and case sizing.

Have you considered an AR-15 (.223), M1 Garand (.30-06), AK47 or SKS (7.62x39), AK74(5.45x39) or Dragunov (AK-style designated marksman rifle in 7.62x54R)? I kinda wish I had a Dragunov myself. Surplus military ammo for any of those 5 calibers is a LOT cheaper than .308, and even the lowly .223 will work just fine against blue helmets, zombies, JBT's or any of the other critters that go bump in the night.

A suggestion is all. Welcome to a generally happy club, if you do get an M14 variant rifle from any of the fine manufacturers out there.

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