Springfield Armory National Match M1A rifle

For those who want or need superior accuracy in a military rifle, Springfield Armory offers the National Match. The National Match stainless steel barrel is air-gauged**, and slightly heavier than the standard barrel. The receiver is upgraded to include a match grade recoil spring guide and national match gas system. The front sight is a precision unit, as is the rear site, which is protected by a hood (see photos below). The trigger assembly on the National Match is fine-tuned for a crisp, clean break.

All of this is glass-bedded in the match grade American walnut stock to give outstanding out-of-the-box performance. For competitors in military rifle competitions, the Springfield Armory National Match M1A is perhaps the most popular rifle used.

National Match rear sight:   National Match front sight:
Springfield Armory M1A National Match rear sight with hooded aperture.   Springfield Armory M1A National Match front sight with "ears"

**All barrels are measured with an air gauge, which is a probe that measures the uniformity of the barrel diameter from end to end. When a manufacturer says that a barrel is "air gauged", it means that the barrel diameter meets more strict specifications for diameter than standard barrels.

National Match M1A Specifications

Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22"
Twist rate: 1 turn in 11 inches, right hand
Weight: 10.8 pounds
Length: 44 1/3"
Mechanism: Rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic magazine fed
Sights Front: National Match front blade .062
Rear: Match-grade hooded aperture with one-half minute adjustments for both windage and elevation. 26 3/4" sight radius
Capacity: 10 round box magazine*
Trigger Pull: 4 1/2 lbs., two-stage military match trigger

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Springfield Armory Standard M1A Rifle Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Jack Cera, Milwaukee, WI
March 11, 2011

"I shoot service rifle competition and now am just .10 away from Expert. The M1A really helps. I haven't done any mods on it, but it shoots that good. You wouldn't think that the national match sight would make a lot of difference but I had a standard M1A before and the national match sight makes a lot of difference. This is my all time favorite rifle. Hands down."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By James, Sullivan, MO
December 18, 2011

"As a combat infantry Vietnam vet, I preferred the M14 over the M16. I bought a National Match more as a collector/survivalist. I love mine. I wouldn't sell it. "

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By gunman67, Bluffton, SC
January 18, 2012

"Bought an M1A National Match in 1981. Great gun, bought another in 1995. Loaded, SS barrel. No problems. The greatest gun in the world for all around shooting "

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