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Next rifle; "AR-10" or M1A?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by thequintessentialman, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. AustinN4

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    I carried a M14 in boot. In August. In the south. Didn't do well with it either. Heavy.
    Only qualified at the lowest level with it.

    Then I was issued a M16 and qualified expert with it. Go figure!
     


  2. Inspector43

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    I am stuck on iron sights, but, I did put a Springfield 6X40 Government Model 7.62 on mine. It was offered by Springfield at a discount when I bought the M1A. Works fine for my use.
     
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  3. shooker8

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    Having owned both the ar10 is more accurate any day. It's a true free float system. Also the weight is less.

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  4. texasnurse

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    Comparing AR-10 vs M1 not an M16


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  5. Texas Heat

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  6. Dawico

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    Um, yeah. Not really hard to do honestly.

    But hey, two free mags ($40). AR10s have a scope mount built right in for free.
     
  7. Texas Heat

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    If that's truly the case, I should probably stop looking at the M1A and just pick up one of the many Precision Rifles out there around the $1K mark that are sub MOA accuracy out of the box (supposedly) :) I was hoping the M1A could pull double duty as precision and hunting.
     
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  8. Dawico

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    I had a DPMS Oracle in 308 with a floated tube and new trigger that shot 1/2" groups. That rifle with upgrades ran about $1000.

    I currently own a DPMS 3g1 in 308 that I have shot a 1/4" 5 shot group at 100 yards. They go for about $1300.

    If sub MOA accuracy is your goal then you have low standards. Most rifles will do that.

    If you want an M1A then get one and be happy. But you can be sure for the same money it won't beat an AR style rifle.

    The best this author could do with the M1A 6.5CM was right at one inch: https://www.americanrifleman.org/ar...ed-springfield-m1a-loaded-65-creedmoor-rifle/

    Not very impressive for that kind of money.
     
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  9. Big Green

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    Okay, I’ll weigh in again as rifles have been mentioned with high MSRPs. Again, I love my SOCOM16 and am also a fan of the AR10s I’ve built. I’ve built a very nice 6.5CM that I expect will be able to shoot very well. Not bought, but built. As expensive as the loaded M1A in 6.5CM? No. It is cheaper than its MSRP and probably closer to its street price. But, if we’re going to step up to $2k+ prices I will submit the GA Precision GAP10 as an option. Available in several calibers and has a phenomenal pedigree. I don’t own one, never fired one, never even seen one but it’s reputation proceeds it. I did call about ordering one a few years ago and they would not offer a 15” handguard instead of the 13.5” so I did not order. Nonetheless, to me that is the ultimate .308/6.5CM type rifle and I would love to have one.
     
  10. AustinN4

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    Yes, I know the difference, but so what? My experience with the M14, which wasn't good, is still my experience.
     


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