Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Following my dream rifle dreams

Well, I finally jumped on it Sunday. I've already bought 10 twenty round magz and the SAI Gen4 Mount to hold a Nikon M-308 4-16x42 BDC scope on her. Now we wait for the transfer. I know a few AR's are about to find new homes now that I'm in the big boy leagues. I'm new to this platform. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Bipods? Rounds? I know some of you old hands out there are experts on this one. I'd like to be among your expertise levels one day...


stevierayv said...

I'm happy for you!

larryw said...

Ammo and loads are easy: gun was built for the 7.62x51 NATO, and vice-versa.

General rule of thumb: if you won't drink the water, don't buy the MilSurp ammo. Avoid the Indian stuff, look for the US or Aussie.

M118 is your best friend.

Reloading data at http://www.zediker.com/downloads/m14.html. Key points are to use the published NATO data, proper primers (critical) and full-length resize (also critical).

Anonymous said...

Very nice rifle. The green hue you see over the horizon is my jealousy. :^)

I'd buy a standard M1A stock as a back-up for just in case something goes wrong with it.

Garry said...

Would avoid reloads as Springfield attributes 'Slam-fire' to reused casings.

I've a standard stock M1A and mounted my optics using the Basset mounts.
There is an old SF saying that goes: "if it looks stupid but it works, it ain't
stupid". That is the case with the Basset mount.
You will absolutely need lock-tight for the rings at the scope, but not for the mount to the M1A.

Good (but not great) 7.62 ammo out of east European countries.

Weapon is a 'reach out and touch somebody' tool.
Suggest that you keep the 5.56 for the close-in capability.

larryw said...

Garry, slam fires attributed to neck resizing, not full-length resizing (and corp lawyers doing a CYA). Full length resizing always necessary for semi autos.

MattB said...

Congrats on your new rifle. Lots of fun ahead!

Anonymous said...

155 grain Palma Match, over BL(C)2 was my goto back in the service rifle competition. It loved that load.

Good luck, she's pretty.

Anon E. Mouse