Springfield Armory Loaded M1A, Extended Cluster Rail Stock, Stainless barrel, product photo

This Springfield Armory Loaded M1A rifle features a cluster rail composite stock for mounting lights,sights, foregrips, and other accessories. It's similar in this respect to the SOCOM M1A models, but with National Match features.

Among the National Match features included on this rifle are the front and rear National Match sights. The rear sight has 1/2 MOA adjustments rather than the starndard 1 MOA. It's not hooded as the rear sights are on the National Match models, though.

It also has a stainless air-gauged National Match barrel. What's "air-gauged"? Air gauging involves inserting a proble into a barrel to detect the variances in diameter in the barrel. One that is referred to as "air-gauged" meets tighter tolerances than do standard barrels.

You get all of these National Match features at a price that's not much more than a standard M1A.


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22", Twist: 1 turn in 11 inches, right hand, six-groove national match air gauged premium
Weight: 11 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 M1A Rifle Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Budman, East Bridgewater, MA
September 18, 2015

Purpose: Defense/Law Enforcement

"Truly a magnificent rifle - accurate, simple, robust and tight in all tolerances needed for a superb performance. A bit heavy, but a weight anyone can tolerate, and adjust to, for the needed objectives. A superb combat rifle - if not the best for that designated purpose."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Ben De Lappe, Coldwater, MS
January 1, 2013

Purpose: Target Shooting

"This is a rifle that I have dreamed of and saved for a long time. I own an M1-Garand which is a fine firearm but does not even compare. I even like the upgrades in manufacture that help in field stripping the rifle. Absoutley my favorite firearm by far. Will never sell!!!"

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