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I have been wanting to get an M1A for over 20 years now and finally had the chance to do so today. Traded a couple of pistols that I have not been shooting to subsidize it and ended up with a loaded with a walnut stock and parkerized barrel. I just like the classic look. I have been shooting ARs for a while and like them for 5.56 but did not want one in .308. Hope to shoot it tomorrow but it will be a while before I can shoot it at over 80 yards. I like the info I have found on this site and hope to learn a lot more in the future.
 

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This new rifle needs 20 round mags, a sling, and lots of ammo. Nice going on getting a new rifle. Welcome to the club.
 

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That sounds great! I just got my first a couple of months ago, the very same SA loaded with walnut & parkerized. I've managed to put several hundred rounds through mine, it's a terrific rifle. I hope you enjoy yours as much.
 

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Shoots great. 23 clicks up had it shooting 2.5" high and dead center at 25 yards with shots almost touching using 150 gr federal. I will refine when I get the chance at 100 yards but the once a year deer hunters have the range covered this time of year. I got a stuck case on the fifth shot but used a rubber mallet as shown and thoroughly cleaned the chamber and no more problems. Looking forward to some more range time.
 

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Congrats on your first M1A! The loaded/walnut/carbon steel barrel model was my first also. Welcome to the forum.
 
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