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02-15-2007, 7:46 AM
What are the differences between the following 3.
M1a National Match
And do the prices in models reflect performance?
National Match adds the NM rear sights and is glass bedded.
Supermatch adds the rear lugged receiver and a tighter twist barrel (1 in 10" instead of 1 in 11").
If you plan on buying a Supermatch, I believe Creedmoor Sports can get you a good price. I met a guy at my range through a friend who has one on order with Creedmoor and supposedly, they gave the best price.
02-15-2007, 7:50 AM
Here you go...pick the specific model from the drop list.
02-15-2007, 7:52 AM
Have you seen Springfield's website? It explains what each model has pretty well. http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=16
It's been my eperience that accuracy does improve as you step up in models.
02-15-2007, 7:56 AM
All that info is on the Springfield site. :)
The match models have all the smithing work required to make the rifle a consistant performer.
The Supermatch is a pound heavier than the NM and that extra weight is all out front--it needs about 2lbs of lead in the buttstock cavities to make it balance well. It also has a rear lugged receiver which adds surface area so the bedding will last longer. It's pretty much built for hard competitive use. If you're not shooting a dozen+ matches a year, the NM model is probably a better choice for the money.
02-15-2007, 9:58 AM
Check the SA web site and or send an e-mail to their technical dept. They will answer your questions.:)
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