Springfield Armory Loaded M1A rifle with stainless barrel and black composite stock

Springfield Armory Loaded M1A models are a true bargain, with nearly all of the features of the National Match rifles but at a discounted price.

The Loaded models have air-gauged barrels, just like the National Match. Air-gauged barrels are measured with a probe to gauge the uniformity of the bore to make sure that the bore diameter is within more stringent tolerances than standard barrels.

Loaded M1 models have the same trigger assemblies as the National Match, which are tuned to give a crisper, cleaner break than standard triggers. They have the same front and rear sights, although the rear sight isn't hooded. The Loaded M1A rifles have the same flash suppressor. You get almost all of the National Match performance and features on a Loaded M1A, but not the price.

This Loaded M1A comes with a black composite stock and stainless steel barrel. The black composite stock model is the least expensive of the Loaded M1A's, which makes it a good choice for customizing, such as swapping out the stock for one like this VLTOR model tan custom M1A stock from VLTOR


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22", Twist: 1 turn in 11 inches, right hand, six-groove national match air gauged premium
Weight: 9.2 pounds
Length: 44 1/3"
Mechanism: Rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic magazine fed
Sights Front: National Match front blade .062
Rear: GI Match Grade (non-hooded .520) aperture with one minute elevation, half minute windage adjustments
Capacity: 10 round box magazine*
Trigger Pull: 4 1/2 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 Loaded Black Stock, Stainless M1A Rifle Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By AJ, Greenville, SC
February 7, 2014

Primary use: Target Shooting

"This is my second Loaded M1A and I'm biased - I love it!

I carried an M14 for three years while in the Marine Corps so I'm comfortable with the M1A. To be honest, the M1A is a much better weapon than the M14 and the Loaded M1A is nothing less than great.

My first M1A had the carbon barrel and the walnut stock. The new M1A has the stainless steel barrel and composite stock. Both of group(ed) at 3/4 MOA with the newer rifle shooting exclusively Lake City M80 Ball ammo at 149 grain weight. No mods, right out of the box. That's impressive!!!! And they are totally reliable......they will work when you need them to work. Period!

If you only own one rifle, this is the one to have."


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