HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: smitty3855
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12622

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 187
BOT: 2
Total: 189
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Photo Albums
10: Forums
11: Your Account
12: Forums
13: Your Account
14: Photo Albums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Your Account
19: Photo Albums
20: Your Account
21: Your Account
22: Your Account
23: Forums
24: Your Account
25: Forums
26: Your Account
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Photo Albums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Photo Albums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Your Account
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Your Account
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Photo Albums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Photo Albums
60: Forums
61: Your Account
62: Forums
63: Your Account
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Photo Albums
68: Forums
69: Your Account
70: Forums
71: Photo Albums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Photo Albums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Photo Albums
90: Forums
91: Your Account
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Forums
96: Your Account
97: Forums
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Photo Albums
103: Your Account
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Your Account
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Forums
120: Your Account
121: Forums
122: Your Account
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Forums
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Photo Albums
130: Forums
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Photo Albums
136: Your Account
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Your Account
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Photo Albums
145: Forums
146: Forums
147: Forums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Forums
153: Forums
154: Statistics
155: Forums
156: Forums
157: Forums
158: Your Account
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Photo Albums
162: Photo Albums
163: Your Account
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Forums
168: Forums
169: Forums
170: Your Account
171: Your Account
172: Your Account
173: Forums
174: Forums
175: Your Account
176: Forums
177: Your Account
178: Forums
179: Your Account
180: Forums
181: Forums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Your Account
185: Forums
186: Photo Albums
187: Forums
  BOT:
01: Home
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2361
  · Views: 440983
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Finally! The M1A .... Updated
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Finally! The M1A .... Updated Reply with quote

Well guys I got the cash, now waiting to see if the gun shop has it/can get it, and then buy it! Cool

I got 200 rounds of 308Win sitting in my ammo cabinet waiting to be used if you remember the thread about me buying ammo for guns I don't have yet. Cool

Well I picked her up today after a 5 hour drive (there and back), a visit to a gun store that treated me right 6 years ago hence why they got my bussince, and bought a spare magazine, as it came with a super short one and they had a 5/20 round (actual/original capacity ... stupid Canadian Laws) on the shelf, so picked it up. Smile

Dimitri



brfamily.jpg
 Description:
The Brunet with the Blond.
 Filesize:  93.71 KB
 Viewed:  6669 Time(s)

brfamily.jpg


m1apic1.jpg
 Description:
The M1A.
 Filesize:  85.2 KB
 Viewed:  6669 Time(s)

m1apic1.jpg


_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.


Last edited by Dimitri on Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:40 pm; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Congrats. Which one are you gonna get? I'm saving for a Springfield Match. I used to have a Fed Ord, but thats another story. Rolling Eyes

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.


Last edited by Donut Slayer on Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:08 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

I'm going to get the Loaded M1A, cause all of the "better" ones have glass bedding meaning I can't clean the rifles the way I clean my rifles (field stripping is invovled) Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

The bedding should be impervious to cleaning solvents.

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Donut Slayer,

It probably is, I'm talking about wearing down the bedding cause of field stripping the rifle (removing the trigger group then procedding to remove the rifle action) will wear down the bedding. And considering I do it every time I use a rifle my bedding would be shot pretty fast. Shocked

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

I bed my M1A with marine tex bedding and it lasted until I got rid of the rifle. It should last a long time. My groups went from 2.5" to .75" after bedding. I bedded the reciever and the gas block. It was very tight in the stock after, but I never had a problem with it getting loose.

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Oh Donut Slayer, I've been told not to field strip a M1A after bedding as you will ruin the bedding after field stripping it a few times. Even Springfield Armoury says not to field strip a bedded rifle in their manuals. Confused

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Anyway, thats gonna be one fine rifle. Take lots of pics and post them when you get it. Rudy.

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Oh Donut Slayer, I've been told not to field strip a M1A after bedding as you will ruin the bedding after field stripping it a few times. Even Springfield Armoury says not to field strip a bedded rifle in their manuals. Confused

Dimitri
On a quality bedding job, it wont break down. I take my bolt action apart everytime I clean it and its been fine. Shocked

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Oh I see, well Donut Slayer, as I said I was always told not to field strip a rifle once its been bedded. Still I can always bed the Loaded later on. Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Donut Slayer
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2007
Posts: 594
Location: Pensacola, Florida

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Get you a muzzle guard so ya wont damage the muzzle when ya clean it. The M1A is really a fun rifle to shoot. Good luck with it. Shooting

_________________
Browning X-Bolt in 30'06. The work for a pet load starts again. Wink The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Ok will look to get a muzzle guard! Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
FALPhil
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 18, 2007
Posts: 377
Location: Dixie

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Congrats! I cannot wait to see pictures which include your smiling face! Very Happy

The "loaded" is a good choice because it is probably right at the knee of the curve in terms of value. You are really going to like this rifle.

I have heard the same thing as you have concerning breaking down a bedded M1A. But I have also seen guys breaking down their bedded competition rifles. Apparently, the bedding is pretty easy to fix up.

I have only shot one competition with an M1A; most of my highpower rifle has been with the Garand. The club I used to belong to back when my eyes were good enough to be competitive, used to receive LC Match ammo free from the DCM, so at each match, we got 100 rounds of 30-06 to shoot. I use my M1A for predator control when I take it out..

For benchmarking your new rifle after break-in, I highly recommend Federal Gold Medal Match or Black Hills Match. Either should give you a good feel for the rifle's accuracy potential. In general, M1As are not finicky about ammo, but mine will not shoot Wolf of Prvi worth a toot. It does almost as well with SADF NATO-spec as it does with Black Hills Match, however. These days, I am reloading with a 155gr Palma bullet and Varget, a combination that also works very well in most of my FALs.

Remember to post pics!!!

[edited]
Oh, and for cleaning, D.S. is right on, but you also have the option of a pull-through, which I use often on my M1A and Garands.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5906

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

I got some Remington 308Win FMJ ammo now.

Not looking to get real good groups just ones I can coast with in Service Rifle/Conditions shooting here in Canada. If at 300 yards once I scope it I can get all my rounds in a 5" hole or so I'm going to be happy. Laughing

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
dstegjas
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Nov 11, 2007
Posts: 7
Location: Central Ohio

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally! The M1A .... Reply with quote

Dimitri,
I have the exact rifle you are going to get (Springfield Loaded). Mine is about 5 years old now. I love shooting it, the sound of that action cycling is like music to your ears. Mine has the synthetic stock on it. You didn't mention if you were going to have wood on yours or not.

Enjoy your new rifle. I have no doubt you will have fun shooting it.

Jim
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 4
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.