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jcaoloveshine
09-12-2008, 1:25 PM
Anyone here know what the typical accuracy of an M1A versus an M1A National Match would be ? I'm guessing an M1A is in the 1.5MOA range and an M1A NM would be sub-moa. Also, does the M1A loaded have the same barrel and trigger as the M1A NM?

NRAhighpowershooter
09-12-2008, 1:49 PM
typical standard M1A would be about 2-3 MOA while a NM M1A would be around 1 moa. as for the barrel and trigger... the loaded would/should have the same barrel and trigger. but a NM should have be bedded with a unitized gas system.

saki302
09-12-2008, 5:43 PM
NM= bedded, unitized gas system, NM sights + loaded parts.

Loaded = NM barrel, NM trigger, sometimes NM walnut stock

Standard = nothing.

Loaded shoots a little better than standard, but NM beats both by far! Sometimes if the wood stock is tight though, it will shoot close to a bedded rifle. I was shooting under 1 MOA with the irons on my Uncle's NM rifle about 20 years ago, when my vision was better :D

-Dave

Soldier415
09-12-2008, 5:56 PM
Love my NM M1A

X-NewYawker
09-12-2008, 6:34 PM
NM shades the Loaded because of sights, stock bedding.

Cypriss32
09-12-2008, 6:46 PM
Double lugged reciever if they still offer it same standered on NM but not loaded.

saki302
09-12-2008, 8:12 PM
The NM comes with a standard receiver from springfield. I believe the super match, M21, and M25 have rear lugged receivers.
none of the springfields came with double lugged units- but you can get them built that way by custom shops.

-Dave