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Old 07-15-2019, 11:36 PM
seminutjob seminutjob is offline
 
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I got my M1A back from Springfield and took to my dads for test. I left my ammo back at home. I had a few reloads down at my dad's. I fired 4 round and it went from left to right then stop. then I start grouping. I will need more testing for grouping. I have heard of seating but never seen a rifle do that till this rifle.

Is this common for NM M1A to do this?

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Old 07-16-2019, 04:31 AM
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Yes, very common. Takes a few shots for the action to set in the stock.
With a bit of work, the M14 type rifle can be made into a very stable shooter.
Shot this target yesterday. 10 rnds at 100 yds. Just under an inch max spread.

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:29 AM
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Yes, very common. Takes a few shots for the action to set in the stock.
With a bit of work, the M14 type rifle can be made into a very stable shooter.
Shot this target yesterday. 10 rnds at 100 yds. Just under an inch max spread.

I see your M1A is a 6.5 CM, any different in recoil? Like the group, mine needs more testing and looking at using 168 or 178 gr.

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Old 07-17-2019, 12:37 PM
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Back when I was shooting with a National Guard Rifle Team we made it a practice to fire at least 20 rounds after reassembling a rifle before shooting any matches. That was done to insure consistent accuracy. We also refrained from taking the rifle out of the stock more than a couple of times during the year, especially during the competition season in order to preserve the bedding.

Rifles equipped with a rear lug, pillar and torque screw usually don't require this much concern.
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:27 PM
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I see your M1A is a 6.5 CM, any different in recoil? Like the group, mine needs more testing and looking at using 168 or 178 gr.

Rob
Sure, action/reaction. Takes a bit more to get the 175gr .308 off home plate, but the 6.5s are normally traveling quite a bit faster.
I would say, on the average, recoil is comparable.
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