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My name is Matt and I'm a youngster from California. I grew up target shooting for fun with my dad, but some of my ...
My name is Matt and I'm a youngster from California. I grew up target shooting for fun with my dad, but some of my other hobbies (racing ATV's, kayaking, fishing) have taken up most of my time. However, in recent years I've started making more of an effort to get back into shooting and taking advantage of my Dad's small arsenal. I look at as another way to spend time with my Dad!
And that brings me to why I'm here. I bought a Ruger Scout Rifle a couple years ago and have really enjoyed shooting it. While the Ruger doesn't quite fit the "Scout" profile perfectly according to the Colonel, there are many attributes that I like about it. So, I started looking for a similar "do-it-all" rifle, except semi auto.
My first thought was AR, but I'm not into the tactical stuff and with CA laws it just didn't seem like a practical idea. After a little research I found the M1A and with continued research (and some history lessons) I believe I've found the rifle I want.
So I'm hoping to learn from the experts and decide which variation of the M14/M1A will work best for my needs.
Now you have made a good decision in registering here this evening and most definite you came to the correct place to learn more about the M14 Battlerifle and military surplus ammunition for her nutritional dietary needs, welcome on board and enjoy the site and I hope you post often ADTR14.
Hello from CT Matt.
Take a trip to the gun stores, look at the variations, hold them, then you're ready to make your choice. My two cents and simplified - 22" barrel for long distance; 18" for short to long with only a slight loss in velocity; 16" for short distance. Then after you get into it, plan on spending more money on more m14's; because after you view the works of art on this site, you will want more.