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Here’s an interesting little fact, I recently saw one of these rifles (same caliber too) in a local Pawn Shop just a couple of months ago and truth be told, it wasn’t all that expensive either.
And “yes”, I’ve been kicking my own butt for not buying it right then and there, but, I was on a budget and just couldn’t come up with the extra cash at the time.
The Springfield Armory is well known for making some very excellent firearms, even though they are quite spendy, if you have the cash and want the best, then that’s where you go!
About The Springfield Armory M1A:
The classic. The ultimate icon. The legendary hero. Descended from the M14 rifle, the M1A™ is a civilian-legal semi-auto version of that revered U.S. Military rifle that dominates the competition fields — and the heart of America.
From 1959 to 1970, the M14 served with distinction as the standard issue rifle of the United States military after the revered M1 Garand. When Springfield Armory® made the civilian-legal variant in 1974, shooters across the land rejoiced.
The windage and elevation adjustable rear sight makes zeroing the rifle a pleasure, while the two-stage military trigger, detachable box magazine, op-rod, and roller cam bolt provide functional ease of operation and faithful reliability.
Well-suited for a day at the range, competition or hanging on your wall in front of an American flag, the Standard M1A™ is for the patriot looking to fill a special place in their collection.
About the 6.5 Creedmoor:
The 6.5mm Creedmoor (6.5×48 mm), designated 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6.5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. or 6.5 CM or 6.5 CRDMR for short, is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007. It was developed by Hornady senior ballistics scientist Dave Emary in partnership with Dennis DeMille, the vice-president of product development at Creedmoor Sports, hence the name. The cartridge is a necked-down modification of the .30 Thompson Center.
The 6.5mm Creedmoor was designed specifically for long-range target shooting, although it has been used successfully in game hunting. Bullet-for-bullet, the 6.5mm Creedmoor achieves a slower muzzle velocity than longer cartridges such as the 6.5-284 Norma or magnum cartridges such as the 6.5mm Remington Magnum. However, due to its overall length of 2.825 inches (71.8 mm), it is capable of chambering in short-action rifles like the 6.5×47mm Lapua.
Let’s see just how this puppy shoots okay?
H/T – Springfield Armory.com – Wikipedia