The Springfield Armory M21 rifle is the tactical version of the company's Super Match rifles. Like the Super Match, the M21 has a lugged receiver, oversized operating rod guide, air-gauged national Douglas premium match barrel, and other Super Match features. This model has a walnut stock with an adjustable cheekpiece for getting just the right cheek elevation when using a scope.Desert photo of soldier using an M14 Designated Marksman rifle

The M14 rifle has been used in modern military missions as a "Designated Marksman Rifle" (DMR). It's used currently by our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Springfield Armory M21 is virtually identical to the DMR.

The Douglas barrel, like all Super Match and National Match barrels, has been tested for precise barrel diameter using what is called "air gauging". While all barrels are air-gauged, only those that fall within tight tolerances are put on Super Match or National Match rifles.

The rear sight on the M21 is National Match grade as well. The precision aperture has a hood around it, both to protect it from damage, and to shield it from light and reflections, giving you a clearer sight picture.

If you need a rifle for precision, long distance shooting, whether for competition, hunting or any other purpose, take a good look at the M21.


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22", Twist: 1 turn in 10 inches, right hand, Douglas Premium air-gauged custom heavy match (Optional Hart stainless steel or Krieger barrels available on special order)
Weight (without scope): 11.6 pounds
Length: 44"
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: Specially tuned 4 1/2 pound crisp two-stage military match 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.

Click here to visit Gunshopfinder's Springfield Armory rifle page. Or, to find a Springfield Armory dealer near you, select a state and then click "Submit."

Springfield Armory M21 Rifle Reviews:

Do you own an M21 rifle, or have you shot one? We'd like to hear your reviews. Please take a minute to offer your comments below:

Your email address. We will not publish your email address. We ask for it only in case we need to contact you for further information about your review:

Your name (or gun forum username):

Your City:     Your State:

Your primary use for this rifle (choose one):

On a scale of one to five, with five being the best, how would you rate this rifle?

Your comments:

So we know you're a real, live human being, and not a spam bot, please answer this simple question: what is 7 plus 2?


Find A Shop By Map | By Town | By Accessories | Gun Photos | Online Store | Books | Articles
Gunshop Owners Section | Contact | Links | Home

©2016 GunShopFinder.com


Gunshopfinder.com logo

Find a Gun Shop: