After World War II, the engineers at the US Government’s Springfield Armory® set about designing a replacement for the M1 Garand. In 1959, the US military adopted the resultant M14. The rugged reliability of the M14 coupled with its formidable 7.62×51 NATO cartridge left an enduring impression on America’s fighting forces despite its relatively short tenure. When it was replaced in 1970, the stage was set for the next step in its history.
In 1974, the Reese family ensured that the legacy of the M14 would live on. Springfield Armory® in Geneseo, Illinois began offering a civilian legal semi-automatic version known as the M1A™. Powerful, accurate and reliable, M1A’s™ were soon found dominating the National Matches at Camp Perry. Shooters across the country discovered the versatility and enjoyable satisfaction of owning an M1A™.
As the M14 platform began to dominate competitive rifle shooting, several performance oriented upgrades to the design gained popularity. Today, shooters who want the extra features, but don't want to pay match-shop prices can find what they need in the M1A™ Loaded Series from Springfield Armory®.
The Loaded Series combines the appearance and tradition of the Standard M1A™ with all the goodies you want to take the rifle to the next level. All Loaded models have a medium-weight premium air-gauged National Match barrel for greater accuracy. Competitive shooters will also appreciate the National Match tuned 4.5-5lb 2 stage trigger. A National Match front sight blade and non-hooded National Match rear aperture aid in precise target acquisition.
There are several combinations of stocks and barrels to ensure that you can get a Loaded M1A™ to fill the perfect niche in your collection. If you’re looking for a proven rifle that comes Loaded with all the features you need, you need look no further than the Loaded M1A™ from Springfield Armory®.
CALIBER: 7.62X51MM NATO (.308WIN)
FRONT SIGHT: National Match .062" Blade
BARREL: 22"; Twist 1 In 11"; RH; 6-Groove National Match Med. Wt. Premium Air Gauged; Carbon Steel
WEIGHT (WITH EMPTY MAGAZINE): 9.3 lbs.
REAR SIGHT: Match Grade (Non - Hooded .0520) Aperture w/ 1/2 MOA Adjustment For Windage and 1 MOA For Elevation
MAGAZINES: 1 - 10 Round, Parkerized Steel
STOCK: Black Composite