The Springfield Standard M1A is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO or .308 Win. The M1A is the civilian version of the famous M14, which was once a standard issue US military rifle. It was also known to be very accurate and reliable. The M1A is a series of eight models and the Standard is, of course, the standard model.

Like the M14, the M1A is gas-operated, so propellant gases are captured by a tube near the muzzle, the tube connects with the bolt where a valve on the bolt catches the gas, and then gas pushes the bolt back so it can eject a spent casing and chamber a fresh round.

What makes the M1A different from the M14 is it lacks features that aren’t quite necessary for civilian shooting like a bayonet stud and full-auto option.

Features include a two-stage military trigger that sets off the action with a 5- to 6-pound pull. It has military sights that are adjustable for windage and elevation. And, the Standard is available with a traditional walnut stock or a synthetic stock. The synthetic stock comes in two finishes: mossy oak or matte black.

Springfield recommends the M1A for precision shooting.

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