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Old 02-03-2019, 04:03 PM
dwarren8 dwarren8 is offline
 
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Default First m1a advice

Hey guys- thinking of going for an M1A add to my Garand/ Carbine collection to shoot at the Range. Don't know much about them, but am looking into a NM or Super Match model on GB. Is there a big difference performance wise ? Looking for a used SA model , seems they can be had for around 1500 - 1800 or so. Any advice , what to look for or avoid ?
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:21 PM
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“NM” and SM are very different

Factory made SM or so called by someone ?
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:30 PM
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Looking for a stock factory original, with wood stock
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:33 PM
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If you're retired or active military, law enforcement, emt, firefighter, corrections officer or commercial pilot you can buy a new M1A model national match for $1860 or super match for $2310. Springfield Armory has a rebate that gives you 2 free 20 round magazines and a scope mount for rifles purchased between 1 Jan to 31 Mar. Also during this rebate they are offering super prices on 3 different Vortex scopes.
I recommend the National Match over the Super Match if you're not doing a lot of match competitions. I just purchased a National Match with the stainless steel barrel and Vortex Diamondback Tactical scope under this offer and couldn't be more pleased. Hope this helps a little
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:55 PM
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Or find a older standard all USGI parts rifle. Mine shoots very well.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:09 PM
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Older with USGI parts is always good IMHO
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:00 PM
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I would not overlook the Loaded model. They are a very good value.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:01 PM
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Palmetto state armory has m1a standards for 1199
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:00 AM
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Pretty much all models can shoot better than the "average" shooter.
Starting at the low end to get the feel of the M14 type is a good idea in most cases.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:11 PM
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Starting at the low end to get the feel of the M14 type is a good idea in most cases.
And there are a number of upgrades/enhancements that can be made later, if desired.
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