I picked this standard Springfield M1a up last summer and have put about 350 rounds through it so far.... I know I know there's no excuse for such a low round count. That's what comes of having a young growing family I guess. Soon after I got it I had to have the extractor replaced under warranty and had Springfield do a NM trigger job while they had it under the knife. I have also installed a Harris bi-pod, refinished (or in my opinion finished what SI should have) the stock with some reshaping and blending in key areas, and made custom mounts for a 3 point sling. I plan on picking up a arms optic mount and a scope in the next few months. Midway has a great deal on some Bushnell 10X40s that look pretty nice, however I'm a little hesitant to only have 10x. I keep telling myself that if it is good enough for the guys over in Iraq and Afghanistan out to 1300yrd then it should be good enough for me at 300.