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Why are M1As so expensive?

This is a discussion on Why are M1As so expensive? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by 10thmtn That price does make you wonder, doesn't it? Buy one M1A...or two handguns, a pump shotgun, and a lever gun. Much ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    That price does make you wonder, doesn't it?

    Buy one M1A...or two handguns, a pump shotgun, and a lever gun.

    Much as I love the M1A, it's a no-brainer for me (and my wallet).

    Very true. Problem is, you can only shoot one at a time, and when it comes shootin time, I want that M1A in my hand over any other one for the job.

    It will chop, mow, cut, and even slice and dice. It may have a little too much power for home defense, but it will never be underpowered.
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    I've been eyeballing them for awhile. Do they only come in .308 or is there a .30-06 model? Hell I should probably just look it up lol! It's still early and I've been sick the last few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Very true. Problem is, you can only shoot one at a time, and when it comes shootin time, I want that M1A in my hand over any other one for the job.

    It will chop, mow, cut, and even slice and dice. It may have a little too much power for home defense, but it will never be underpowered.
    Well really if you're trained well in scoped shooting and you have a good bit of land, wouldn't it be the perfect defense weapon to keep people from coming in?

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    As others have said 1500 and up depending on how it is dressed up. There are only so many made supply and demand.
    If you want a very good reliable 700-800 meter shooter it will do the job. I bet most are in a gun vault seldom ever shoot.
    Your going to pay that for any good 308 that can do what it does well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    It's still a major bargain for what you get when compared to the AR, price for price.

    The standard model was 12-1300 before the madness started.
    They come in Standard, Loaded, Match, and Super Match grades and are priced accordingly.


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    M1A's only look expensive until you compare them with other .308 semi-autos that will perform in a similar manner. As soon as you do that, they start to look quite affordable.

    The M1A/M14 has a big following up in Canada - they are still able to import container loads of Chinese manufactured M14 clones. The quality control and fit/finsh of those clones is just atrocious....but at around $400 each, a lot of folks in Canada are willing to view them as "Handyman Specials" - especially since they come with forged receivers. With a few tools, some know-how, and a few USGI or aftermarket parts installed, those "Handyman Specials" can end up being pretty great rifles and still stay well under the $1000 mark.

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