The M1 redefined the combat rifle and the M14 was an improvement in many infantrymen’s eyes. The M14 continued asa combat service rifle into the 1990s and for good reason. Those looking for a semiautomatic rifle in a caliber that packed a punch at long distances could find no better. Doubters needed to look no further than Camp Perry and the number of medals taken home by shooters of the M14. While that brought great credit to the rifle, it also had a price tag to match.
Springfield Armory has the solution with the introduction of the Loaded M1A. The Loaded M1A Series has the features and upgrades shooters want and at a price more can afford.
The Loaded M1A sports the appearance and tradition of the Standard M1A, but adds the performance upgrades making it a star at the range. For example, all Loaded models feature medium-weight premium air-gauged National Match barrels for greater accuracy. Competitive shooters and neophytes alike will appreciate the National Match tuned 4.5 to 5 lb. 2-stage trigger. A National Match front sight blade and non-hooded National Match rear aperture aid in precise target acquisition.
To meet your specific requirements and taste, Springfield has created several options to include different combinations of stocks and barrels. This ensures you’ll get a Loaded M1A to fill the perfect niche or start your collection. If you’re looking for a proven rifle that comes loaded with all the features you need, you need look no further than the Loaded M1A from Springfield Armory.
|Caliber||7.62X51 NATO (.308 WIN)|
|Length||45 to 46.25 inches|
|Barrel||22 inches; 1:11 RH twist; 6-groove National Match medium-weight premium air gauged; stainless steel|
|Weight||11.25 pounds with empty magazine|
|Sights||Front: National Match .062-inch blade; rear: Match Grade (non-hooded .0520) aperture with 1/2 MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation adjustments|
|Magazine||10-round, parkerized steel|
Tell us what you think about the Loaded M1A in the comment section.
Growing up in Pennsylvanias game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Daves writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersens Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersens Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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