New M1A scout

New M1A scout

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    New M1A scout

    Pics are worth a thousand words.

    It shoots as good as it looks.


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    Very nice. Congrats and enjoy. Looks like a fine shooter.
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    Ahhh ... a big ol' .30 caliber...
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    Interesting. That's not the pic I was expecting (i.e., a Springfield Armory-looking MIA). Enjoy your new rifle.

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    I've never owned an M1A...this thing is awesome.
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    Very nice! Is that snakeskin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Very nice! Is that snakeskin?
    Yeah, or something...the former owner was gifted in the art of krylon. I haven't decided if I'm going to let it be or remove it carefully with some paint thinner.

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    Ive got the SOCOM II, love it. Enjoy your new toy.
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    Wow. I wasn't expecting to see plastic either.
    That one is really well done.
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    Good looking rifle.
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    Thanks all

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    If (when) I get one of those, that is what I want it to look like.
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    Sorry I haven't written more guys I've got a looming business trip. Here's a short range report. I picked up the rifle from a gentleman in East Texas after we came to an agreement for this rifle listed on armslist. This rifle features an Vltor chassis and top rail, upgraded gas system parts and operating rod by Sadlack, and a gunsmith tuned trigger. This Vltor stock is really nice and the adjustable comb feature is handy. The scope is a swfa 10x42 that came separate from the rifle but all part of the same deal. I had the scope mounted and bore sighted and began the sighting in process.

    I initially shot 20 rounds of Aguila 147 grain and achieved not so stellar results...4 moa or so at best.

    The rifle came with a mixed bag of ammo including some 168 grain otm of unknown manufacture and some unidentified fmj. The rifle liked both of those loads printing several groups less than 2 moa. I shot 5 or 6 3 shot groups and the results where 2 rounds really tight and one flyer.

    I think I need to practice precision shooting and my groups will tighten up. The group pictured in my first post was the best at 1 moa. I think this may be what the rifle is capable of but I am not regularly capable myself. I like this rifle a lot and when I get home from my trip in a month I plan on buying some new 168 gn fgmm and see how the rifle does with that.
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    Very nice! Have fun with it!
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