I forgot what a glorious machine the M1A is...

Discussion in 'M1A /M14 Talk' started by Mike Holts, May 21, 2017.

  1. May 21, 2017 #1
    Mike Holts

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    I purchased a National Match Heavy Barrel M1A in '78 and had it tuned by an armorer at AMU who supplemented his E7 pay. I sold it in 1998 when I lived in San Francisco and couldn't find a place to shoot it. I loved that gun, hated the cost of running it.

    This morning I was zeroing the rebuild of my AR and the PA 1-6 scope... a guy a couple of bays over invited me to play with his Standard M1A with a vortex 4-20. Put 5 rounds down range just to get the feel then got serious and the next 4 were all touching with the fifth a quarter inch apart at 100 yards.

    Damn I do love that gun.
     
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    rayikeo2

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    Maybe you should have offered to buy that 1/2 minute angle of accuracy gun and got back into them again. Excellent shooting you did there, really outstanding. I was an expert on the M1 Garand back in the mid 50's while serving in the US Army. I loved that gun and wish I had one now.
     
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    Acheron2010

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    It really is a fascinating weapon. If you have ever handled one (or slept with one, lol) as a young man, then pick one up as a senior gentleman, the rifle feels like a part of your body that left for awhile and now returned. What continues to fascinate me is every time I view Band of Brothers or any similar war movie, I am amazed at the young men who humped this rifle through jungle, woods and mountains, tropical heat and freezing snow. Definitely the Right Stuff. Geez, now I want one.
     
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  4. May 21, 2017 #4
    Mike Holts

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    I'd say most of that was luck. It was a brand new gun so I doubt he'd let it go for much less than retail. I do see a M1A Scout in my near future. I just have an AR pistol to finish and some savings to accumulate first.
     
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    kyletx1911a1

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    Nice gat gratz
     
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    My two M1As will always have a spot in my safe as long as I can see to shoot them.
     
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    I love mine!
     

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