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  1. Scope mounting

    Modern M14
    what is the best scope mount for a SOCOM CQB M1A.
  2. Springfield M1A SOCOM CQB questions

    The SOCOM Rifle
    Hi I'm thinking about buying a M1A SOCOM CQB, i was wonder if magpul AK grips will work with it and if you can use magpul's UBR stock will work with it. Thank you for your help.
  3. New M1a owner

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I recently purchased my first m1a, it's a Springfield scout with the walnut stock. I have been using this forum to choose tools and learn the skills I need for my new rifle and thought I should register and be a part of the community. dance2
  4. New, but not that new

    New Member Introductions
    Although I joined in December, this is my first post. I'll post about my M1A woes when I finish here. I'm glad there is a place for like-minded people to come together for information, knowledge, and fun. Admin - thanks for running this forum!
  5. Reloading Lessons Learned by a Newbie

    I have owned an SAI M1A for several years, shot it not too often, bought ammo off the shelf. I've fired most everything from .22s to Tank Guns. But I never got close to the bullet making end of things, until now. I got a good deal on a Hornady Auto Progressive (AP) Press, but bare bones. Bought...
  6. New firearm owner and M1A owner

    New Member Introductions
    Mississippi newbie here. I just got hooked on the hobby after some friends asked me to go shooting with them in November and December. Bought my first handgun in Jan of this year(Beretta M9) and just bought my first rifle last weekend(M1A)! I had been wanting a rifle ever since going out with...
  7. Any complete guides on building an M14 clone?

    Hey guys, I am building my first M14 and I am really excited about this project. I have locked down a USGI bolt, barrel and a parts kit. I will have the bolt and barrel put on an LRB receiver by a gunsmith but will assemble the rest of the rifle myself. I have been looking around but I haven't...
  8. Newbie with a new project and LOOOTS of questions

    The M14
    Hey guys, For those of you that didn't see my introduction post, my name is Steven Winegar and I have joined the forum because I want to buy/build my first M14 platform rifle. My vision is to find all USGI parts, have the bolt and barrel adjusted by a gunsmith on an LRB or James River Armory...
  9. Hiya From Indiana

    New Member Introductions
    I've been checking out this site for a while now, just keeping my yap shut. Thanks for all the info, like tonyben, thanks for your outstanding guides to disassembly and maintenance. When I got back from Atterbury range for the first time with my SOCOM II, I didn't just want to clean it, I...
  10. Hello from Pennsylvania!

    New Member Introductions
    I've been an M1A owner for about a year now and have been to this forum several times but never explored it in depth. Also a member of the M1A forum where I have gotten some very good advice from time to time. No active duty service although I have 9 years NG time. 6 in the Mississippi Army NG...
  11. Howdy from West TX

    New Member Introductions
    I'm new to the forum, but not new to the M14/M1A. Just wanted to introduce myself and say howdy! One of my favorite quotes from James Madison from Federalist Paper #46: "Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the...
  12. Adjusting sights

    The M14
    Hello. I just got back from the range shooting my new National Match m1a. What a blast! I was definitely a head turner. Anyway, the only problem I had was trying to adjust the sights. For the front sight I loosened the the bolt and tried to move the sight with my fingers but for the life of...
  13. New M1a National Match

    The M14
    Ok, I finally got my new baby. I'm am not sure what to do now. IS it good to shoot out of the box? Do I need to disassemble it and lube the recommended points? What brand of store ammo do you guys recommend ( I usually shop at Academy)? I am scared to break her virginity, I dont want to do...
  14. Hello from Austin, TX

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought a National Match m1a with stainless barrel brand new from Springfield. I am a little overwhelmed with this new rifle.. Before I take it out I would really like any first timer tips that y'all are willing to give me (lubrication, bore cleaning/etc. What are your procedures for...
  15. Hello from Massachusetts

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I found this forum by searching the net about cleaning my new Springfield loaded M1A. This website has been great! I finally got my LTC-A (MA is really strict) at 30 years old, so I'm way behind most of the people here. I'm just starting out and having fun. I'm not a big fan...