The Springfield National Match M1A is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO or .308 Win. The M1A is a civilian version of the famous M14, which was once a standard issue US military rifle and known to be very accurate and reliable. Springfield offers eight different models of the M1A.
The Match is an upgraded version of the standard M1A. Its features are better suited for competitive shooting like a national match two-stage trigger that sets off the action with a 4.5- to 5-pound pull. A match hooded rear sight aperture that’s like looking through a pinhole. The sights are also adjustable for windage and elevation. Its national match flash suppressor helps reduce muzzle climb, so the shooter can stay on target after every shot. The medium-weight 22” barrel rests on a glass bedding, which acts as an intermediary so when the barrel heats and swells it will press against the bedding instead of the stock and stay on target. The Match is also available with either a blued barrel or a stainless steel one.
The Match is gas-operated, so propellant gases are captured by a tube near the muzzle, the tube connects with a valve on the bolt that catches the gas, and the gas pushes the bolt back so it can eject a spent casing and chamber a fresh round.
Springfield recommends the Match for precision and competitive shooting.
|National Match M1A|
|Caliber:||.308 Win.<br />7.62 NATO|
|Sights:||Match hooded rear aperture and fixed blade front sight|
|Features:||Gas-operated; two-stage match trigger with 4.5 to 5 pound pull; and glass bedded National match recoil spring guide, gas cylinder and flash suppressor|
|Material/Finish:||Stainless steel<br />Steel/matte black|
|Twist:||1 in 11"|