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new toy M1A!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by unclebriar, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. unclebriar

    unclebriar Active Member

    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
  2. Farnham

    Farnham Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, you'll love it! Let us know how it shoots.

  3. Antjo

    Antjo Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Rico567

    Rico567 Well-Known Member

    Great rifle! Everything I expected, and more. SA M1A, NM barrel, sights, & trigger, synthetic stock.
  6. Greybeard7

    Greybeard7 Well-Known Member

    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!

  7. aerod1

    aerod1 Well-Known Member

    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!!

  8. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    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

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  9. bobby68

    bobby68 Well-Known Member

    oddly enough, no body says how much these toys cost them.
  10. Farnham

    Farnham Well-Known Member

    That's cause we don't like to think about it... ;)
  11. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT Well-Known Member

    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:
  12. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    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
  13. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    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!" ;)
  14. nico

    nico Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. cgv69

    cgv69 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, someday I hope to be able to say the same thing!
  16. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Well-Known Member

    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`!
  17. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    I paid $575 for mine.
    but that was 20 years ago...
  18. SIGarmed

    SIGarmed Well-Known Member

    I got my NM M1A around 2000. I paid $1400 out the door. I terrorize bowling pins at 100 yards every time I can. :)
  19. MiniZ

    MiniZ Well-Known Member

    I paid 1200.00 + tax for my Loaded model back in 1998.
  20. bytor94

    bytor94 Well-Known Member

    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?

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