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Posted: 8/10/2002 6:17:55 AM EDT
Finally going to get an M1A and in looking at all the different configurations available it is confusing to me as to what the best barrel choice is. The standard comes with a chrome lined 4 groove barrell and then there are all the NM varieties. I will probably take advantage of the scope offer that Springfield is currently advertising but am also interested in getting into some competitions at my local range so using the irons for matches is also a priority. From std. to a NM setup is a ballpark difference of approx. $500.00. I guess my real concern is does it make sense to go for the NM barrel or save some money and stick with the chrome lined one like my AR's have. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 1:32:51 PM EDT
save your $$$ and stick with a standard model.. even with a cromed lined bore you can still shoot matches and do really well...me?? well i use a standard M1A w/a TRW barrel.. and after 15 months and 3500rnds through it.. the TE is still under 1. oh.. i'm also a Master class High Power shooter.. proof that you don't need all the bells and whistles to compete. For a person just getting into competition.. practice, practice, practice... there is no substitute for it... having a tricked out weapon will not automatically make you a hot shot shooter... http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid18/p4e6ee636741044c4ad7cbba44baec8a2/fdcbc0eb.jpg.orig.jpg
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 1:40:15 PM EDT
Thanks, that's basically the way I was leaning. I think I'll get the basic model with chrome bore which makes cleaning easier and spend the savings on ammo to practice with. I agree bells and whistles don't make anyone a better shooter.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 3:30:16 PM EDT
I like my Standard also.Its plenty accurate.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 4:08:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HighPowerShooter:
save your $$$ and stick with a standard model.. even with a cromed lined bore you can still shoot matches and do really well...me?? well i use a standard M1A w/a TRW barrel.. and after 15 months and 3500rnds through it.. the TE is still under 1. oh.. i'm also a Master class High Power shooter.. proof that you don't need all the bells and whistles to compete. For a person just getting into competition.. practice, practice, practice... there is no substitute for it... having a tricked out weapon will not automatically make you a hot shot shooter... ]



Do you have yours glass bedded? I'm wondering how much difference the bedding alone would make if the rifle is a snug fit to begin with. I agree with you, once a level of quality in components is reached, practice, and then some more. I have a Fulton built-up M1a, GI parts, TRW bolt, Krieger barrel, laminated but not bedded stock. Seriosly thinking of just leaving it that way. Looking for input from people who have gone the bedding route to see if just that makes an extreme difference. Most of the time, a lot of other accurizing is done at the same time, which I essentially have, burying the effect of bedding or lack of it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2002 5:28:45 PM EDT
bedded?? nope.. mine is not bedded at all.. it has a nice tight fit with the regular stock and metal GI liner... i only remove the action once every year for a complete tear down and cleaning...
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