Reason I want to get into reloading is cause I want to do Service Rifle (different from the American way) up here. Hence I'd like cheaper decently accurate loads.
Don't skimp on primers for your M1-A. Use the CCI #34 primers that have a heavier cup that helps avoid slam fires that the M-14's and M1-A's are famous for. You don't want to find out the hard way that you should have spent a little more for a safer primer.
I use the #34's in my M1-A Super Match and they provide great accuracy and I have not had a slam fire since changing to them. Yes, I had a couple of slam fires before I switched to the #34's. Something else that I and others lived through only by the grace of God and the muzzle pointing down range.