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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello All. Finally purchased my dream rifle and looking forward to learning about it from you guys. My new rifle has a model # MA9225 and I learned on this board that it is a "loaded" model with a laminated stock. However, I am having trouble finding out when it was made. Once I get it in my hands in the next few days I will look at the serial numbers to see what I can find. Does anyone know if this version is considered a rare offering? I have seen similar advertised as such but not sure if that is correct. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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welcome from the So CA desert, and yes... Buy a lot of ammo!

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:55 PM   #5
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You can call Springfield and provide the stamp/serial number on the receiver and they will provide the information you are looking for.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 08:42 PM   #8
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Old January 4th, 2017, 06:25 AM   #9
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Welcome aboard. The loaded version is not rare or anything, but seldom seen in comparison with other models from my perspective anyway.

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Old January 4th, 2017, 07:12 AM   #10
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Old January 4th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #11
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Old January 4th, 2017, 07:42 AM   #13
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Welcome from SD. When you are buying ammo (and you will need a lot of it), don't get regular .308 Win. as it is loaded too hot for this gas gun. Federal makes two loadings that work well with this rifle(Gold Medal Match and one labeled specifically for the M1A). NATO ammo is also loaded for this rifle but it is loaded with a full metal jacket bullet. Keep the bullet weight under 178 grains and most of the rifles on here seem to like 168gr Sierra's. If you reload, get a Hornady or Sierra manual and read/study the section on "service rifles". Finally, clean, grease, shoot, repeat. If you have a question on what to clean or grease, I'm a firm believer in Tony Ben's videos which you can watch from this forum.

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