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I feel a new gun purchase in the air

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It's been over a month since I purchased my last firearm, a Colt 5.56 Match Target. I am going into withdrawal slowly but surely so I "must" make another firearms purchase. This time, a Springfield M1A1. I thought about a Garand, but the heavier recoil of the 30-06 vs the .308 makes my old bod tremble at the thought of absorbing the recoil of a 30-06, even though, in the heavy Garand, it's not too bad. I've had both calibers in my lifetime and I tend to prefer the .308 for some ungodly reason. Anyway, I like the M1A1 because of the M14 styling and handling. Don't want no SOCOM. I want a rifle that "looks like a rifle" and not a "Star Wars" launch platform. No ill will toward SOCOM owners. To each his own. I'm old school. Besides, I believe we're going to have a "600 yd event" at McCain soon and I need a rifle to shoot the event. I don't know why, because I can't see clearly past 200 yds but I bet there will be someone there that will point me in the general direction of the targets so I can at least kick up some dirt and have fun doing that. Might use JBPMidas as my "spotter". Let's hear your thoughts on the M1A1.
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I'll spot for you, makes me sick, but I'll do it!

On one condition: you let me shoot it.
Please don't buy a SOCOM SGMJody! I won't be able to shoot with you anymore. The jealousy would be too much for me to bear!
Buy the Garand with iron sights and you can spot for me! I do think that Zeiss on your AR would look fine on top of an M1 NM!
Mr. Jody, have you considered an AR10? .308 and AR platform, what's not to love?
He ended up getting the Star Wars launch platform! It's a sweet shooter though. .493" at 200 yds.
I wish one of those was in the cards for me!!!!!!
2-3 grand for a rifle isn't in the cards! That would be one extremely long lay-a-way!
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