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anyracoon
11-01-2008, 1:39 PM
I have a chance to get a M1A in pretty good condition or should I send a little extra and go the AR 10 route? Guy is asking $1400.00, comes with scope mount and a couple of mags plus gun case. Probally take it for a spin at the range and see if he will drop the price. Not quite sure as to model # other than it does have a flash suppressor and walnut stock which is in near mint condition.

xibunkrlilkidsx
11-01-2008, 1:49 PM
I love the m1a. so that would be my first choice.

andrewj
11-01-2008, 2:04 PM
I'd go for the M1A. AR's are money pits.

Mssr. Eleganté
11-01-2008, 2:06 PM
I have a chance to get a M1A...it does have a flash suppressor...

Keep in mind that an M1A with a detachable magazine is an "Assault Weapon" in California if it also has a flash suppressor.

Max-the-Silent
11-01-2008, 4:11 PM
M1A hands-down.

Make sure you get a Ca. compliant muzzle device on there and you're gtg.

vf111
11-01-2008, 4:14 PM
$1400 is kind of pricey for a used M1A if it has no USGI parts - you can buy a new Standard from Buds Gun Shop for $1399. Now if it's an older one w/ all or a lot of USGI parts, jump on it because that's a screamin' deal!

glockman19
11-01-2008, 4:19 PM
First...."The 'search' button is your friend."...

...Second, I would choose the M1A over the AR in any caliber.

KrazyKevy
11-01-2008, 4:21 PM
M14/M1A all the way! :D

Im sure you already have another "AR" platform...why not spread it around a little bit. Variety is the spice of life...and M14 helps build character and strong moral fiber. haha

X-NewYawker
11-01-2008, 4:27 PM
And if the mount is the one made by Springfield it's literally worthless.
Considering you have to buy a muzzle brake and a real scope moount, you can match that price (unless it's a NM gun)

Solidsnake87
11-01-2008, 4:32 PM
Do an AR-10. If you are going for a real tac-driver, an AR-10 build will require less work to get there.

Armalite is also having a real *****in sale on AR-10 stuff now too!

deleted by PC police
11-01-2008, 4:38 PM
My personal opinion of the M1's so far is not good. I've been out shoping for a 308 semi auto for as my SHTF gun. I looked at M1A's, G3's, fals, and AR-10's The AR-10 was the only gun I didn't have trouble getting the bags in and out of, well not counting the G3, I looked at that $3000 price tag and said hell no. I still hope to get all of the above but I am definatley getting an Ar-10 before Obama gets into office.

a1fabweld
11-01-2008, 4:53 PM
My personal opinion of the M1's so far is not good. I've been out shoping for a 308 semi auto for as my SHTF gun. I looked at M1A's, G3's, fals, and AR-10's The AR-10 was the only gun I didn't have trouble getting the bags in and out of, well not counting the G3, I looked at that $3000 price tag and said hell no. I still hope to get all of the above but I am definatley getting an Ar-10 before Obama gets into office.

I have all the above mentioned .308/7.62's. My PTR-91/G3 is my personal favorite followed by my Springfield M1A, then my DSA FAL, & lastly my DPMS AP4/Fulton. I know the DPMS AP4 is nowhere near top of the line for AR10's, but it is the least accurate .308 I own & has jammed on me both times I took it out using good ammo. All my .308's are box stock for what it's worth.

Jpach
11-01-2008, 5:00 PM
AR-10. Hands down. I have a Loaded M1a and a DPMS/Fulton build. The M1A is nice and all and is fairly reliable, but my .308 AR hasnt had a single malfunction and its rediculously accurate. I plan on getting another upper for my AR, and last time I checked you cant do something so simple like that with an M1A

a1fabweld
11-01-2008, 5:07 PM
AR-10. Hands down. I have a Loaded M1a and a DPMS/Fulton build. The M1A is nice and all and is fairly reliable, but my .308 AR hasnt had a single malfunction and its rediculously accurate. I plan on getting another upper for my AR, and last time I checked you cant do something so simple like that with an M1A
LOL, I had exactly the opposite results!

Solidsnake87
11-01-2008, 7:11 PM
Sounds like a case of "you'll have to get both and see for yourself."

Vinz
11-01-2008, 7:24 PM
haa, I was going to say both....cause you will eventually. Or at least an AR-10 lower and a complete Match M1A while you still can.



vinz

X-NewYawker
11-01-2008, 7:28 PM
I lean towards M1A because of ridiculous BB issues. LMT will be making a 308 they'll announce at SHOT SHOW in January and take orders. It will probably be VERY high quality, and is aimed at the AR-10 which has some reliability problems with the modified M1A magazines it uses.

Prc329
11-01-2008, 7:30 PM
haa, I was going to say both....cause you will eventually. Or at least an AR-10 lower and a complete Match M1A while you still can.



vinz

That's the best advice. Get an M1A and an AR-10/DPMS Compatible lower. CMMG is making a nice one as well as the noveske one.

FMJBT
11-01-2008, 7:35 PM
You could just bypass the issue altogether and get a PTR :chris:

C.G.
11-01-2008, 7:39 PM
AR-10 hands down; more accurate out of the box and easy to mount optics. The only advantage of the M1A is that it doesn't need a bullet button or a filled in thumbhole stock (U15 doesn't fit the AR-10 very well).

C.G.
11-01-2008, 7:42 PM
I lean towards M1A because of ridiculous BB issues. LMT will be making a 308 they'll announce at SHOT SHOW in January and take orders. It will probably be VERY high quality, and is aimed at the AR-10 which has some reliability problems with the modified M1A magazines it uses.

The magazine reliability problem was pretty much limited to those M1A mags that were modified by the end user. Since then, there have been Generation I and II mags that do not have those problems.

vf111
11-02-2008, 12:08 AM
The only advantage of the M1A is that it doesn't need a bullet button or a filled in thumbhole stock (U15 doesn't fit the AR-10 very well).

I don't know, some of us think the M14's are better looking.....:D

snaggletooth
11-02-2008, 3:17 AM
I lean towards M1A because of ridiculous BB issues. LMT will be making a 308 they'll announce at SHOT SHOW in January and take orders. It will probably be VERY high quality, and is aimed at the AR-10 which has some reliability problems with the modified M1A magazines it uses.

I was wondering if you have owned a AR10 before, post ban or pre? What mags are you talking about the new gen II mags? Just curious. How do you say it is compared with the DPMS and or Knights platform? A lil birdie told me the knights out right now are ballzack and that another company that apparently has a lion should have been chosen, but hey what does that lil birdie know, right?

X-NewYawker
11-02-2008, 8:04 AM
I had an AR-10 when we could legally own them (and an SR-25 from KNights) Armalite with original waffle style aluminum mags and with the M1-A converts. I haven't had on since we aren't allowed to, but people I know who work at Armalite have told me that they are always trying to find a better magazine.

1lostinspace
11-02-2008, 8:10 AM
AR10=Accuracy M1A=reliability

But are very accurate but the AR has the edge in accuracy. Unless you are hand loading and know range estimations and dialing in to range, you might be better off with an M1A, better mags and more parts available.The AR10 comes into it's own with a very experienced shooter. The M1A is very accurate when expensive barrels and other parts are installed.You should be able to hit man size targets with either one out to 800 meters

C.G.
11-02-2008, 11:16 AM
I don't know, some of us think the M14's are better looking.....:D

But then there are some not so good looking girls that are better in bed then the good looking ones.:D

1lostinspace
11-02-2008, 11:33 AM
But then there are some not so good looking girls that are better in bed then the good looking ones.:D

You can have 2 ok looking girls instead of 1 super hot one that will break your heart:p

vf111
11-02-2008, 5:50 PM
But then there are some not so good looking girls that are better in bed then the good looking ones.:D

Assuming you aren't talking about rifles, can't say I disagree with you there..........:43:

5hundo
11-02-2008, 7:05 PM
M1A... Hands down!

The AR-10 is too light for a cartridge that powerful, IMHO. It seems like it kicks like a mule, to me...

1lostinspace
11-02-2008, 7:33 PM
M1A... Hands down!

The AR-10 is too light for a cartridge that powerful, IMHO. It seems like it kicks like a mule, to me...

ahhhh what there is a huge spring that eats the recoil not to mention the rifle is in a straight line eliminating muzzle rise, but that's just a thought. An AR10 does not weight a whole lot less then a M1A:TFH:

C.G.
11-02-2008, 7:38 PM
M1A... Hands down!

The AR-10 is too light for a cartridge that powerful, IMHO. It seems like it kicks like a mule, to me...

Huh?

andrewj
11-02-2008, 8:17 PM
M1A... Hands down!

The AR-10 is too light for a cartridge that powerful, IMHO. It seems like it kicks like a mule, to me...

I wouldnt consider the AR-10 to be "too light", especially with all the s*** we put on our AR's anyway.

5hundo
11-02-2008, 9:37 PM
I wouldnt consider the AR-10 to be "too light", especially with all the s*** we put on our AR's anyway.

I've fired them both...

I prefer the M1A...

forgiven
11-02-2008, 9:48 PM
M1A

Osprey
11-02-2008, 9:59 PM
No debate needed. M1A.

dlouie87
11-02-2008, 10:01 PM
m1a is a classic... I have one... so go get one :D