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Posted: 8/28/2005 2:06:39 PM EDT
I took the Norinco M1A out this week and althoughsome groups came in pretty tight, I had others that didn't even want to land on the paper. Here is the rundown of "the facts" I found over the day:

1. Tried Aussie .308 and South African .308, SA slightly better, but both having the similar problem.

2. castle nut had worked itself loose due to missing set screw. Fron sight/FH still seemed tight. (getting replacement set screw this week- was missing when I got rifle and Brownells was out of stock)

3. Gas plug came loose during firing. Kept tightening up by hand, but like a dummy I left my M10 tool in my other stock (swapped stocks to synthetic that morning, had left tool in wood stock- plan to get another so each stock has one).

4. Rear sight assmebly was tight, no probelms with looseness at all.

5. Only got 3 hours of sleep night before. Call me a dumbass for that.

6. trying to shoot on a a black 6" bullseye target at 50 yards, had a tough time finding the front sight post when aiming at the taget (will switch to better targets next time)

7. Tried prone and kneeling position

I assume #2 and #3 (and #5) are the major causes of my problems?

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:36:32 PM EDT
that loose FS and gas plug means stuff is rattling when you're firing. Tightening them down TIGHT should help. You might want to spend the $7 for a shim kit to shim your gas system and front band.
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