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02-15-2007, 7:46 AM
What are the differences between the following 3.

M1A Loaded
M1a National Match
M1A SuperMatch

And do the prices in models reflect performance?


02-15-2007, 7:47 AM
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.


Brass Balls
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. :)

02-15-2007, 8:44 AM
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.:)