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So I've got this new M1A........

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by certifiedfunds, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    SA Scout Squad, bone stock, brand new, unfired for 3 years.

    Got a burr up my butt a while back to do something with it and then got side tracked. The burr is back.

    Not looking for a max trick out. Don't want to leave stock. Trying to decide what I want to make it.

    Open to ideas if anyone wants to offer any.
     
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    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Sell it and buy a SCAR!

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    M1As are just money pits.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    ......and the scout model has the added benefit of kicking like a bold action .308
     
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    I am considering a fancy wood stock for my SOCOM16.
     
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    Don't you need to shoot it first? Also, need to post a pic :)
     
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    I bought one and I'm very happy with it.
    Money pit? Only if you want the accuracy of a bolt action rifle. Love it for what it is a Military Rifle with 2 to 3 MOA accuracy.
    Do what you can do to tweek it a bit, Buy a second stock and have it fill two roles with a nice Sadlak Scope mount.
    I like mine, just hate the haters right back by enjoying it.
     
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    Project in the works,.......hope to have it finished in a few weeks.


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    If I owned it I would get a trigger job on it and buy more mags and ammo and shoot the crap out of it.
     
  11. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    Sadlak Industries steel scope mount.
    Leupold MKIV rings.
    Nikon BuckMaster 6-18.5 scope, or, Nikon Monarch 4-12 scope.

    44mag dot com for magazines (CheckMate Industries aka/ CMI)
    http://www.44mag.com/product/m1a_m14_magazine_20_usgi/m1a_m14_magazines_usgi
    (Get 'em while you can. Prices are going up. I just bought more, for a couple of $$$ less.)

    Ammo. LOTS of ammo. Shoot the snot out of that Scout/Squad!!!!!!!
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Looks like the vultures got to it. :supergrin:
     
  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Thanks for the info. This is kinda where I was torn. Bring it back and put traditional glass on it or leave it forward and put an aimpoint. I've got one of the scopes you mention laying around with some others

    I agree with the trigger job.
     
  14. DaleGribble

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    Well, how do you plan to use it? Shooting from a bench for tight groups? Running and gunning? Punching holes in paper? Or all of the above?
     
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    Yeah I know, right? :faint: Not sure. That was the point of the thread. Trying to figure out what to set it up for. If I had a purpose for it it wouldn't have been sitting unused for 3 years.

    I'm not a big rifle guy. This was an impulse buy when I stumbled on it. What can this gun be good at?
     
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    Roger that!! First things first!!
     
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    So I thought about it some more and unless someone gives me an idea to get excited about I think the primary use for this gun will be laying on a blanket punching paper. Therefore I'm thinking byf43's direction. Mount existing glass on the sadlak mount, bipod.

    byf43 or faawrenchbndr - any particular bipod?

    I've got an AO Weaver dot reticle 36x scope laying around too. I think it would be fun. Wonder how it would hold up? I've only used them on rimfire before.
     
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  19. DaleGribble

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    It's an M1A, it can be good at whatever you want it to be good at (within reason of course). I've always had a special place in my heart for the M14/M1A so I'll admit I'm a little biased.

    Based on your answer I'm going to assume you just want a general blaster to have fun with. My advice, all you need to do is throw an Aimpoint on it and it will do anything you need it to do. With some trigger time you could be hitting man sized targets at 500 yards with that set up.
     
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    General blaster is a good descriptor.

    Which Aimpoint do you like?