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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 got a SOCOM 16 that will blow your socks off...any way

Personally I perceive no difference between a 30'06 vs a 308 as far as blast and recoil etc...either one is no biggie

I love the M1A's...I'd look hard at a SA National Match...like them walnut stocks...pretty pretty


I haven't bought a gun in at least 3 or 4 hours...That's about my max

SGMJody said:
Like I said, I want a rifle that looks like a rifle and not a "Star Wars" launch platform.
My SOCOM 16 will ring the hell out of the 200 yard gong at Magnolia Rifle and pistol...straight irons...no biggie...with a little practice I think 600 would not be a problem...the SOCOM pipe is just a little short so it won't have quite as much "juice" at 600...but that aint what its for anyway

Pull the trigger on a NM Springer then SGMJody....They good to go...fine rifles...we oughta get a "group buy" on em

Get that checkbook out
SGMJody - check out my SOCOM 16 paint job thread

I feel a new gun in the air...pretty regularly :idk:
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