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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 2506, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    So, I've decided to lay down a chunk of cash for a Springfield. It's not really rational, I know. But I've got a fever, and the only cure is more guns.

    I digress...Should I buy the standard and upgrade with aftermarket parts? Should I buy the 'loaded'? Or should I buy the NM? I'm going with Springfield becuase my experience with their customer service, so that eliminates custom gunshops like Fulton, et al.
     
  2. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Buy one and master at it, I have m1a scout and I have been dumping tons of money on it, sage ebr stock, scope, scope rings and ammosssss lots of ammo. You can find good deal here on this website.
     
  3. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    How do you like the Scout? I'm pretty much sold on the full-size but could easily be convinced otherwise.
     
  4. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    What do you want to do with it?
    I have a loaded model that suits me great. For the extra $100 I would go with the loaded model, the sights and the barrel are a little bit nicer.

    I have been able to shoot 1.5" 5 shot groups with mine, with irons and the same with a scope. I am still working up a load for it.

    wg
     
  5. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    What do I want to do with it? Shoot it.
    It's completely and totally something I don't need, I've just got the dough and have always thought they looked really cool. I supposed if I had to justify it somehow, I'd say at some point I'll shoot NRA matches.
     
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I love the 18" barrel on the riffle, it easy to move around inside my camry. The 16" is good too but shooting 308 with the 16" barrel doesn't feel right for me. If you ever come to GP I will let you shoot mine scout. I also have buddies that own socom and load that you can try them out before buying too. Socom m1a look pretty cool with vtor stock. Look at all the option before you buy one so you won't reget getting it.
     
  7. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Have you considered one of these?
    James River M14 .308 (7.62x51) Rifle

    That they are using TRW prints and working from a forging puts them miles ahead of SA in my view.

    TRW was the only M14 manufacturer to produce a true "national match" M14.
     
  8. Correctthought

    Correctthought The big PDX and Vicinity Member

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    Also, head on over to M-14 Firing Line Public Forum - Powered by vBulletin a specialist site dealing with m1a's and m14 variants.

    Nice folks, lotta answers for this platform.
     
  9. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    James River is sold out. Not sure about their warranty. I'm pretty sold on Springfield's lifetime warranty...
     
  10. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    JR is 1999.00 wow the price of that just shock me :) for M1A.
     
  11. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    What your intended end use of the rifle....if it's for High Power or competitive use then bump up to a NW or SM.
    If not, then a loaded will work just fine.
    Do you intend to mount a scope on it?
     
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    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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