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Old 01-16-2022, 02:48 PM
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I normally shoot my short scoped AR in this match at Camp Perry. I would like to shoot my Springfield M1a Standard rifle. I am confused by the rules as to the standard M1a.. Would this be considered a "regular' class rifle or would it be considered an Unlimited Class rifle?
Thanks for the help. Ken
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:41 PM
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Standard (i.e. ĎRegularí) Modern Military, Class B, provided that it weighs 9.4 lbs or less, without magazine and sling. Which Iím guessing itíll make weight unless you have an abnormally heavy stock.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:46 PM
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Thank you, SA manuel says it weighs 9 lbs 3 ounces. Cutting it close.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:48 PM
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Weigh it--no sling, no mag. I did see a CP shooter with a standard Springfield Armory M1A forced into the unlimited class for excess weight--not fair, IMO. Good Shooting. ....
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:01 PM
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Does that weight listed in the manual specify whether it’s with or without the magazine? I’m thinking the weights listed by SAI include the magazine whereas the rifle is weighed without the magazine and sling for MM. If you do end up weighing it, it would be great if you posted the weight for future reference.
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:03 PM
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The problem is that the M14 stock weight is all over the place. The wood stocks vary and the synthetics even more. You have to weigh your rifle. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:23 PM
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Just weighed a 'Springfield Loaded M1a CA Compliant edition Wood stocked (aka it has a recoil reducer instead of a flash hider

Without sling and mag it's at 9lbs 15.6oz.

Is the 'Loaded' version of an M1A legal for competition?
Since it is a SAI brand, am I exempt from the weight requirements?
is a Medium Weight Bbl ok?

And I understand, I can have a M1a bedded and that is allowed?

I've only shot Garands for CMP matches before.


All Loaded models have a medium-weight premium air-gauged National Match barrel for greater accuracy

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Old 01-21-2022, 09:16 PM
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Just weighed a 'Springfield Loaded M1a CA Compliant edition Wood stocked (aka it has a recoil reducer instead of a flash hider

Without sling and mag it's at 9lbs 15.6oz.

Is the 'Loaded' version of an M1A legal for competition?
Since it is a SAI brand, am I exempt from the weight requirements?
is a Medium Weight Bbl ok?

And I understand, I can have a M1a bedded and that is allowed?

I've only shot Garands for CMP matches before.


All Loaded models have a medium-weight premium air-gauged National Match barrel for greater accuracy
Since the rules donít specifically prohibit a medium weight barrel, I would suggest that it is allowed. The catch is that even a standard M1A with a wood stock is close to the weight limit, I would be very surprised if a Loaded model would make the weight limit.

Of course, it is always best to contact the CMP if you have trouble interpreting the rules.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:02 AM
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Did you weigh it without the magazine and sling? You will still be able to shoot it, the rifle will just be classed in unlimited modern military. Additionally, you can shoot it in the M1A/M14 match.

I’m just reading in between the lines of the rules, but I think weight limit for the M1A is meant to exclude the loaded models from standard modern military and put them in unlimited.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:15 AM
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Without sling and mag it's at 9lbs 15.6oz.

What is the process to get a clarification from the CMP. What email address does one use, so if you go to a match you can show it to the director? I doubt anyone at a local match is going to log onto the forum and then make a decision based on what someone said here in a forum post.

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