Springfield M1A 308 Winchester

Great rifle and very accurate. Less-than-perfect scope mount, but then the iron sights did just fine. This M1A averaged group sizes half that of the other rifles. We know it is newer. It is also still available for purchase.

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Our rifle timeline has now reached into the late 1940s. WWII is over and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been constituted. With the idea that member nations’ small-arms ammunition should be as interchangeable as possible, trials begin for a new battle rifle.
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