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Posted: 10/8/2016 11:02:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2016 11:04:13 PM EDT by TheGribbleReport]
Im looking for an M1A. right now ive decided on a Springfield loaded or standard. who has the best prices?

or anyother suggestions?

a local gun shop had a polytech for $1200. but that seemed a little hight to me, and im not "sold" on a Chinese M14.
Link Posted: 10/10/2016 10:00:39 AM EDT
The Chinese guns are fine (I have one) but $1200 is on the high side. I paid $850 for my LNIB version about three years ago. Going rate currently is around a grand.

Prices on Springers don't seem to vary much. It's an expensive piece anyway to look at it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2016 12:29:06 PM EDT
I'd try GT Distributors they seem to have the best pricing on Springfields with special law enforcement pricing too.
Link Posted: 10/10/2016 1:12:48 PM EDT
I've seen used law enforcement M1As show up for good prices occasionally. If looking for new, LRB would be a good option. Good forged receiver.
Link Posted: 10/11/2016 9:09:54 PM EDT
I got my loaded from buds . by the time I paid for everything including dealer transfer I think I have around 1450.00 in it .
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 11:39:25 AM EDT
This is only my opinion but it's what I do whenever I'm wanting to purchase another M1A. There is no requirement to go with a new rifle. Springfield has a lifetime warranty (for the gun, not the original owner). I would look for a used gun in the 80-90,000 serial range or so (or less). These guns will likely have all USGI parts with the exception of the receiver.
Link Posted: 10/12/2016 7:02:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EarlB:
This is only my opinion but it's what I do whenever I'm wanting to purchase another M1A. There is no requirement to go with a new rifle. Springfield has a lifetime warranty (for the gun, not the original owner). I would look for a used gun in the 80-90,000 serial range or so (or less). These guns will likely have all USGI parts with the exception of the receiver.
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Do this, if you want a Springfield.

$1200 is high for a Polytech/Norinco. Increased demand due to the upcoming election is definitely a factor right now though. $800-900 is norm.
The Chinese versions come with soft wood stocks, a neutered muzzle device, and a windage knob which won't stay tight in position. Replace those things and they're golden. It'll be way better than what SA puts out these days. You'll get a high quality chrome-lined barrel and forged receiver. Worst-case scenario with a Chinese rifle would be needing a bolt, but that's very rare, despite internet rumors to the contrary.
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 1:35:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
Do this, if you want a Springfield.

$1200 is high for a Polytech/Norinco. Increased demand due to the upcoming election is definitely a factor right now though. $800-900 is norm.
The Chinese versions come with soft wood stocks, a neutered muzzle device, and a windage knob which won't stay tight in position. Replace those things and they're golden. It'll be way better than what SA puts out these days. You'll get a high quality chrome-lined barrel and forged receiver. Worst-case scenario with a Chinese rifle would be needing a bolt, but that's very rare, despite internet rumors to the contrary.
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Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
Originally Posted By EarlB:
This is only my opinion but it's what I do whenever I'm wanting to purchase another M1A. There is no requirement to go with a new rifle. Springfield has a lifetime warranty (for the gun, not the original owner). I would look for a used gun in the 80-90,000 serial range or so (or less). These guns will likely have all USGI parts with the exception of the receiver.
Do this, if you want a Springfield.

$1200 is high for a Polytech/Norinco. Increased demand due to the upcoming election is definitely a factor right now though. $800-900 is norm.
The Chinese versions come with soft wood stocks, a neutered muzzle device, and a windage knob which won't stay tight in position. Replace those things and they're golden. It'll be way better than what SA puts out these days. You'll get a high quality chrome-lined barrel and forged receiver. Worst-case scenario with a Chinese rifle would be needing a bolt, but that's very rare, despite internet rumors to the contrary.



I have both the SA and a Poly. I can say I enjoy them both equally. The poly is a awesome deal for 8-900. YOu get a hell of a gun, I dropped mine into a MCS chassis.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 9:59:39 AM EDT
i like the scout over the standard or loaded versions
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:55:19 AM EDT
socom on sale at psa http://palmettostatearmory.com/springfield-armory-rifle-m1a-socom-308-win-kryptek-highlander-aa9613.html
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