Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad rifle with carbon steel barrel and Mossy Oak synthetic stock

The Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad rifle is perfect for close quarters engagements. The 18" barrel makes maneuvering through tight places easier. It's a heavier rifle than other CQB rifles, especially those firing 5.56 NATO, but the weight helps reduce the felt recoil from the more powerful 7.62 NATO cartridge.

The Scout Squad model features an optics rail mounted forward of the receiver. This rail sits very far forward compared to rails on other models of rifles, so make sure any optic you get for the Scout Squad has long enough eye relief for you to see through it fully when your cheek is on the stock.

The Scout Squad rifles have a different style of muzzle brake than other M1A rifles. Scout Squad Rifle muzzle stabilizer detail photoIt's designed to expel the gases from the muzzle outward and slightly to the rear, minimizing the amount of recoil delivered to your shoulder.

This model comes with a Mossy Oak finish synthetic stock that hides well in the bush or forest, and will withstand being bumped or even dropped.


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 18", Twist: 1 turn in 11 inches, right hand, six-groove
Weight (without scope): 9 pounds
Length: 40 1/3"
Mechanism: Rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic magazine fed
Sights Front: Military square post Battle Sights
Rear: Military aperture with MOA adjustments for both windage and elevation. 22 3/4" sight radius
Capacity: 10 round box magazine
Trigger Pull: 5 to 6 lbs., two-stage military trigger

The first time you pick up an M1A, you'll be struck by its weight. For those who are used to handling rifles with forged or stamped receivers, the M1A comes as almost a shock. It has a receiver that's investment cast steel. Tolerances between the receiver, bolt, activation rod, and other parts is tight, which is one reason for the M1A's superb accuracy. It's a rifle that will last for decades, and go tens of thousands of rounds without showing signs of wear.

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Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4 out of 5
By Steve, Killen, AL
November 14, 2011

Primary use: Hunting

"I really like the rifle because it is very well made, it is accurate,and it is the type of firearm I think anyone in America should keep in their homes for hunting,self defense or to defend this country. Because when it comes down to it, it really falls on the shoulders of all Americans to defend this country. I am a veteran and I am glad to see a rifle like the M1A made here at home."

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