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Posted: 3/14/2011 3:28:04 PM EST
Looking to pick up a M1A1. Lke the weight and balance of the medium weight match barrel on the loaded model but is there a big disadvantage to not getting the heavy weight models.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:48:49 PM EST
There are many folk who are more informed than me, but my experience is that heavy or bull barrels almost always lead to disappointment for one reason or another.

Stick with the medium.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:54:50 AM EST
Most stocks will need to be modified to work with the heavy, traditional ones anyway, not sure about the various chassis systems.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:40:44 AM EST
Medium will fit most all stocks without mods.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:30:04 PM EST
The heavy barrel balances poorly unless you put another 1.5-2lbs of lead under the buttstock. That's a 13.5lb rifle without optics.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:17:06 PM EST
So it is more thumbs up for a Springfield loaded versus a Match Rifle?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:42:49 PM EST
Go match.... My M21 shoots better than me ! I can tell when I make a mistake. I wish all my rifles were as accurate as it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:45:47 AM EST
The loaded version has very little to offer someone looking for accuracy. The NM would be far better out of the box. I myself prefer the heavy contour barrel and currently shoot the M21 variety. It is not light by any means, but recoil could almost be called sedate, and accuracy is beyond expectation.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:36:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 12:45:17 PM EST by MonkTx]
Which M1A1, the tank, carbine, helmet or submachinegun?

I'm fond of the lightweights but I think I'll try out a medium next go-round.
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