Is the Springfield M1A good rifle?

Is the Springfield M1A good rifle?

It is accurate, offers fast follow-up shots, it is extremely reliable, and it takes optics relatively easily. The M1A Standard from Springfield is a reproduction of that classic M14 rifle retrofitted for civilian use. The Standard comes chambered . 308 Win. or 7.62 NATO.

Is Springfield M1A an assault rifle?

The Springfield Armory M1A is a semi-automatic rifle made by Springfield Armory, Inc., beginning in 1974, based on the M14 rifle, for the civilian and law enforcement markets in the United States….SOCOM rifles.

Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM
Feed system M14 detachable box magazines

What caliber is a Springfield M1?

M1 Garand

U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1
Barrel length 24 in (609.6 mm)
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield (7.62×63mm) 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) (Postwar use by U.S. Navy)
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 40–50 rounds/min

Why is the M1A so popular?

What makes the M1A a remarkable rifle? Durability – the thing is built like a tank and will take any and all abuse you can put it through. If you need a rugged semi-auto . 308 that will put up with serious punishment on the range or on the hunt, you can’t do much better.

How far can the M1A shoot?

The M1A does great at the 600 yd range but starts to get somewhat iffy at the 1000 yd range.

Does anyone still make M1 Garand?

Over the years, the CMP has offered several different grades of M1 rifles, from serviceable to excellent condition. While many grades are no longer available, the CMP is currently selling M1s ranging from $650 to $3,055, according to its M1 info page. Ordering information can be found on the CMP’s M1 info page.

What replaced the M1 Garand?

The M14 was developed to replace four different weapons: the M1 Garand rifle, the M3 submachine gun, the M1 Carbine and the M1918 Browning automatic rifle (BAR).

What happened to all the M14 rifles?

No less than 479,367 M14 rifles were destroyed in 1993-94 and an unknown number were de-milled (cut with a blowtorch and welded shut) then transferred to JROTC units as drill weapons. Over 321,905 surplus arms were exported to foreign militaries under the Excess Defense Articles program and others.

Can you use an M1A for hunting?

The M1A 308 will work for hunting, but you can get a very good bolt action with what I consider an ideal 20 inch barrel that will be 2/3 the weight, have an infinitely better trigger, and shoot groups half the size, for half the price, with a decent scope.

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