Tons of info, THANKS !
Hello everybody ! First time post for me. I have had my M1A since 2000, and have really shot it very little. I hurt my back not long after I got the rifle... 5 subsequent surgeries leading to 5 levels of lower back fusion later, here I am. Oh I shot it prob 4 or 500 times, just playing around you know, but to sit down + get serious, I have just begun. This forum and this post are AWESOME ! Some extremely knowledgeable guys here. Thanks a bunch to all of you who have shared so much good information ! Looks like I have a few tools to buy, lol. Btw, I have a Walnut stock, blued, loaded version, bought in the spring of 2000. I originally had the S/A 6-20x56 mil dot scope on it, but I sold that thing for almost double what I gave for it about a yr + a half ago. I recently put a BSA Platinum MD 8-32x44 LR on it. A factory scope mount and a S/A bipod completes my rifle at present. A long story shortened, but at 1 time I was trying to sell the whole rig, walking around a gun show a guy offered on the scope, so I took it. I know, I know, I know.... I should have kept the optic, but the reason I had the gun for sale was I had just lost my son (and best friend) the rifle was supposed to be his 1 day, so I just decided to get rid of it. I figured I would have no problem selling the rifle by itself + with the price the guy offered for the scope I figured why not ? Anyway, I STILL HAVE THE RIFLE, and that's the most important part. The scope I have now works great for the money and my old eyes NEED a scope, lol. I also have a Rock River Arms AR-15, with about 1200 rounds. I decided to sell the AR, clips + ammo... Then just buy the tools and books I need for the M1A and a maybe a few more rounds for it too ;-) I have previously owned 1 other AR-15, a real early AK-47 clone, an Egyptian made version called an AKM , an H K 91, several mini 14s and an old .30 cal M1 carbine (still have that 1) NOTHING compares to shooting an M1A ! Gotta admit the HK was close, but the M1A is.... well, its just....well hell, you guys all know, lol. Ok, thanks again for the time you all spent listing out all the necessities and why. I read a bunch of threads in the last few days, found this 1 tonight and thought it would be a good place for me to jump in + say howdy. Good luck and Good shootin ! Thanks again from Brad, in W/C Missouri.