Originally Posted By Q56_Monster:I like 'em both, but rifle at the range is much more fun....you know, more of thrill to put groups at 50-100 yrds than 7-15yds. But those dang pistols look so nice! Although not optimal to carry a 5" barrel 1911, I'd probably use the 1911 more than the M1a. But then again I really want a 7.62 chambered gun. I've wanted that from the very beginning, but started with pistols, then AR, now.....
If I go M1A, you think the loaded is the way to go? How about the 16" versions?
I like them both as well, but mine was an easy decision. Also like you, I've always wanted a M1A (really a M-14 ) but I'd have to relocate out of the commie state i live in. Anyway... if youhave to rack your brain making a decision, I couldn't think of one much better!
For my M1A, I'm going with a Loaded. I thought about the Scout but thought the longer set up just looked "better". And the weight is not that much more.... So full size for me. Besides, I tend to always do things in multiples. Multiple hand guns. Multiple AR's... Stands to reason my M1A obsession will follow the same pattern. Maybe then I'll go for the Scout. Don't think I'd get a SOCOM however.... They're just not my cupa... Ya know?
Good luck and post pics when your decision becomes reality!