M1A SHOOT OFF – 6.5 CREEDMOOR VS 308

Mason Dixon Tactical

This is a post I wrote for Springfield Armory’s Blog, “Armory Life”, back in August.

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A Self-Defense Precision Rifle (SDPR) should have a number of qualities, the highest of which is pinpoint accuracy at realistic ranges (max distance you can ID a threat). As a survivalist, I consider a realistic range for a self-defense rifle to be a good deal less than what one would suppose the operational ranges of a military sniper would be.

Requirements

My standard for a precision rifle is 1 Minute of Angle (MOA is approximately 1 inch at 100 yards, e.g. 200 yards = 2 inches) groups at any realistic range. Beyond precision, attributes of a SDPR would be reliability, durable design, and comfortably ergonomic. All of these features are embodied in the Springfield Armory Loaded M1A, and at a reasonable price.

The Rifles

I have owned a 7.62×51 NATO caliber Loaded M1A for…

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BLOAT – Buy Lots Of Ammo Today (Supplemental)

Western Rifle Shooters Association

A couple of reax to Saturday’s Do It Now post:

Reader #1:

CA, Noticing your blurb about bulk XM193, thought I’d mention something.
I would seldom use ARFCOM as a source but there is a thread there RE next year’s switch of operating the Lake City plant from ATK (Federal) to Olin (Winchester).
Fairly short thread (so far) is here:

https://www.ar15.com/forums/ar-15/Lake-City-goes-to-Olin/16-744268/

You’ll recognize chaff from grain but there are a couple of relevant posts, and the gist of it regarding direct impact (NIL) is correct. ([PERSEC] corroborating, who work at Rock Isl where the command is that manages the ammo plants.)

* If you don’t feel like citing ARFCOM, here’s the direct link for the PR blurb on the transition.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/winchester-awarded-us-army-contract-to-manage-and-operate-lake-city-army-ammunition-plant-300927141.html

The alarmists on the webs will likely flail arms generally, and some will take a run at Fed XM193 because “election” but that will happen regardless of the type…

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