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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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Brand new M1A Loaded owner

Looking for information on modifications, optics vs. iron sights, etc. and found this forum. Just saying hello and checking to see if any one local to shoot with.

Let me know if you have a lead on a laminate stock.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Have you shot your new rifle yet? If not hold off on "fixing" it, they usually shoot good right out of the box.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:46 PM   #3
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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:58 PM   #4
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No, I have not shot it yet. Just removed some of the grease gobs and swabbed the barrel. Despite my old eyes, planning to try iron sights for a while. Bet it does shoot good as is, but I've got the hot rod bug and cannot leave well enough alone. Already thinking this plain black plastic stock has to go.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:11 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. Wish I had opted for the "loaded" version when I bought a brand new SAI M1A. I too got the black synth stock. Big difference in weight compared to my 1981 mfg standard model. Have yet to shoot it though, a little cold in the great white north right now.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:12 PM   #6
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welcome from the So CA desert

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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:32 PM   #7
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Welcome from Pennsylvania. As mentioned above, shoot it as is for awhile while researching some of the generally easy and inexpensive modifications that can be made. However, wood, steel and leather go together well. Steel, leather and plastic....not so much.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:41 PM   #8
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Welcome from Florida, wood and steel, specifically walnut, is the way to go!

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Old December 31st, 2016, 04:53 PM   #9
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Welcome from Southeast Texas.

If you're in Manvel Texas you are very close to me in Pearland.

I shoot at Bayou Rifles out around Hwy 6 and 288.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:15 PM   #10
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USGI Walnut or USGI Birch is all you really need. Or USGI Synthetic if you want to go all weather route.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:50 PM   #11
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Thanks Wiz, I'll have to look into Bayou Rifles. Re: laminate vs. natural wood, I always seem to try to go different... and it looks cool. Back to the kitchen, cooking up redfish and trout for New year's dinner.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:55 PM   #12
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You will love your new loaded I fairly recently got the same rifle but with a walnut stock. I love it, haven't shot any other semi auto rifle/carbine since I got it.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 06:04 PM   #13
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Welcome from SD. If you want to go the easy way, check out Tony's video's. If you want to jump into the deep end, pull up a chair, pop a cool one and read Gus Fishers posts-you'll be there a while and if you stay the course, will learn one heck of a lot.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 08:52 PM   #14
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Welcome from Pennsylvania.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:56 PM   #15
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Still haven't found time to shoot it, but took a few pics.
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