Gun Report

Springfield Armory M1A 308 Winchester

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The M1A came with three 10-round magazines, a comprehensive book on the M14, and the owner's manual. Though it didn't have the bayonet mount of the Fulton, we didn't miss it. However, some M14 accessories might require it for the dedicated enthusiast. This rifle didn't have quite the accuracy of the Fulton M14 but was probably sufficient for most uses. We particularly liked its price.

Springfield Armory M1A 308 Winchester

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
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The dark-stained stock needed some sanding, we thought, and also some work on its sights to make them easier to use. The M1A also had the stripper-clip guide hanging out over the ejection port.
There was a lot of extra wood in this stock. It is a full quarter-inch deeper in front of the magazine well than the Fulton. We did not care for the feel of all the surplus wood, but some like it. The safety here is shown in the On position. It protrudes into the trigger guard.

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