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Old February 26th, 2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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Santa Teresa New Mexico

Howdy from Santa Teresa, NM which is just outside El Paso,
Texas

Several years ago a man walked into the gun club way out
on the east side of El Paso, Texas where I used to shoot.
He had a M1 Garand with him. During the discussion
about everything in general I told him I had never fired
an M1. He offered to let me shoot it and even gave
me a round of 30-06 to fire. The recoil was lighter than
I expected. I thought to my self that someday I would
have to own one. That was more than 20 years ago and
the rifle has stayed in the back of my mind ever since then.

Since I own a Wichita Silhouette Pistol in .308 caliber and
nothing in 30-06 caliber, I am looking at owning a M1A in
.308. Since I have retired and am now on a fixed income
I must be careful how much I spend. Therefore I am
researching the M1A and have not yet decided which one
I am going to own.

I have joined this forum for the purpose of learning as much
as I can about the rifle before I purchase one. I will probably
do a bit of lurking about before I post anything.
Thank you all for allowing me to join this forum.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 01:54 PM   #2
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Great decision in registering here and most definite you came to thecorrect place to learn more about the M14 Battlerifle and military surplus ammunition for her nutritional dietary needs, welcome on board and enjoy the site andI hope you post often OM44. We miss the green Chile from New Mexico...





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Old February 26th, 2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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Old February 26th, 2017, 03:10 PM   #5
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Welcome from up the road in Albuquerque. There is about 60 years of history to learn about this rifle platform.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 04:49 PM   #6
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Welcome from South Dakota. If you check the CMP site, they have rebuilt field grade M1's for $830-new barrel,may have some pitting on the receiver, and wood may not match but the rest is checked out to mil-spec. Before you decide what flavor M1A to get, you should decide what you want to do with it and that will decide what works best.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard from Florida. It is a tough decision for sure, but listen to the guys here and think about what you want to do with the rifle. Otherwise, you will eventually wind up with a safe full like a lot of others here! Ask me how I know!

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Old February 27th, 2017, 03:49 AM   #10
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Old February 27th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #11
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Welcome from Ardmore, Pa.

Looking to take a vacation in New Mexico. SOON

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Old February 27th, 2017, 07:30 AM   #12
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green chili?

XXIV Corps,

chili fan are you?

if you're ever in hatch, nm Gilleys is the place to go. it's right next to the rio grand.

they'll roast, dice and bag it for you and then put it on ice.

free samples of course...


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Old February 27th, 2017, 08:06 AM   #13
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well howdy

OM44 - welcome. you been to the airport yet? I have. wonderful place.
chaindrive & harleystoo- I live off 10, 60min west from Las Cruses.

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