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  1. New Member Introductions
    Good Morning Everyone, First off, I screwed up making my username by accidentally putting my email...so don't send me junk mail! hahaha But, now that I am working from home I wanted to take some "work" time to discuss my newest rifle. I graduated from college last May and wanted to get myself...
  2. Modern M14
    Let me start by saying that I've been shooting guns for over 50 years and reloading for almost 40 years. I was lucky to be around firearms my entire life and have gone through my fair share of rifles, shotguns, and pistols. I've been in love with the M14 since I first saw it on TV, but I had to...
  3. The M14
    Hey Fellas, New member here from the great city of Detroit, MI. Just picked up my first M1A this weekend. After years of drooling over one, I saw the exact model I've wanted for a long time at the local gun show. It's the SAI loaded with the SS barrel, model MA9826. I couldn't be happier...
  4. Ammunition
    I'm sure y'all have been beaten over the head with these questions, if so, I apologize. I'm not a forum-type guy, (I guess I am now) but I've been wearing google out looking for a way to get started on a match 168 gr load for my M1A. I'm looking for a starting point to work my way toward...
  5. The M14
    So I'm planning to buy an SA M1A Loaded, and the dealer has 2 identical models in stock. One with a 1.631 headspace and one with a 1.632 headspace. I know those are extremely close and are both within spec, but which headspace is technically better? Isn't a smaller headspace better? Thanks, J
  6. The M14
    I've looked everywhere in Austin for a good sling for my M1A in black synthetic stock. I tried academy, mcbrides, red's, and even cabelas with no luck. I'm looking for something in black or green (I think these colors look good with the black stock). As always, I appreciate everyone's advice, J
  7. Ammunition
    Hello, I like to stick with one ammo consistently with my M1A loaded, so i'd like to get everyone's opinion. Which brand ammo is BEST for the M1A loaded? By best I mean: Most reliable, most accurate, most clean shooting, and best for the longevity of the rifle. Thanks so much! J
  8. The M14
    The customer service rep at SAI told me to use Super Lube on my M1A. They say it's the one they recommend. What do you guys think of this grease? Thanks, J
  9. The M14
    So I'm currently using .308 caliber snap caps to dry fire and store my M1A. I know that 7.62x51 and .308 are not exactly the same thing. Will using the .308 snap caps damage the rifle? Anyone else do this? Thanks guys.
  10. The M14
    I know this has been covered before, but I want the most up-to-date info. What brand oil and what brand grease are best for a SA M1A Loaded in syn stock and ss barrel? I'm looking for an oil/grease that will protect the rifle and keep it running as reliably and for as long as possible. Many...
  11. The M14
    I didn't get a gun lock with my new M1A loaded. Had everything else in the box except the lock. Is SAI being cheap or should I go back to the gun shop? Thanks.
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