Springfield Armory’s M1A has a legacy of accuracy behind its name. The esteemed .308 Winchester is also a caliber that has served this country, hunters and gun enthusiasts for many years.
The M1A chambered for .308 Winchester is a combination that will be highly favored, but recently, shooting enthusiasts have been looking at another caliber with much interest.
This newly appreciated caliber is the new kid on the block 6.5 Creedmoor and Springfield Armory now offers you their M1A version.
For the M1A lovers, Springfield Armory will be offering their M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor in 3 different offerings.
You will be able to get their Precision Adjustable Stock in a Loaded configuration in both Flat Dark Earth and Black.
You will also be able to get their standard black composite stock configuration in a Loaded model.
All three of which will feature a stainless steel barrel.
What makes the 6.5 Creedmoor so desirable for the long range shooter, is its soft recoil, superb accuracy over extreme distances and a high muzzle velocity.
All great attributes that pair well with how Springfield Armory’s M1A engineering design from the ground up for accuracy.
These new M1A models will boast a 22″ National Match Grade, Medium-Weight, Stainless Steel barrel. They also will feature a 4-Groove 1:8″ Right-Hand Twist Rate with a California Muzzle Brake. This will help maintain steadiness whether you are gazing through your favorite optic or the National Match iron sights.
The Front Sight Post is a National Match Grade width of 0.062″ and is partnered with a National Match Grade non-hooded 0.0520″ Aperture Rear Sight which can be dialed in with 1/2 MOA increments for windage and 1 MOA adjustments for elevation.
These Loaded M1A 6.5 Creedmoor rifles scales at 11.4 pounds (with an empty magazine) while their .308 Winchester counterparts are a hair lighter at 11.25 pounds. Besides the small difference in the weight is the obvious difference in caliber, these Loaded M1A rifles will give you everything that you have come to expect from Springfield Armory in regards to reliability, precision and performance.
Sources: Springfield Armory, A Scepiniak