Springfield M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor
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Springfield’s M1A is the civvy version of the heavy, not-so-loved M14, the military’s battle rifle that snuck into the gap in service between the venerable M1 Garand and Eugene Stoner’s M16. These days, military M14s are pretty much relegated to honor guard and drill team use, though the long engagements in Afghanistan put some back in our warriors’ hands. But that doesn’t mean the M1A isn’t a worthy (if pricey) rifle. See Ralph’s review here.

The .308 M1As are still extremely popular for competition shooting. Toward that end, Springfield has now has added three new models chambered in the caliber so many long range shooters are moving to, 6.5 Creedmoor. Here’s their press release:

New M1A™ 6.5 Creedmoor Gives Serious Marksmen a Formidable New Choice

GENESEO, ILL. (12/08/17) – Springfield Armory’s M1A™ Series has a hard-won reputation for handling any mission, any condition, any foe, at any range – and for taking home trophies from monster bucks to National Match crowns. Highly precise .308 WIN-chambered M1A models are found in the hands of elite tactical teams, snipers, backcountry hunters and competitive marksmen.

Now skilled shooters can get legendary Springfield M1A durability in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.

With high muzzle velocity, low recoil, and extreme long-range accuracy, the Creedmoor round is becoming increasingly popular and easily accessible. The new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor makes the most of the ammo’s attributes with the rifle design, craftsmanship, balance and response known to Springfield Armory’s storied M1A platform.

The M1A’s National Match Grade, 22-inch medium weight stainless steel barrel provides a long sight radius for outstanding iron sight accuracy, with a 4-groove 1:8 right-hand twist and shot-steadying muzzle brake to put rounds right where intended. The NM Grade .062 post front sight is paired with a NM Grade non-hooded .0520 aperture rear sight that’s ideal for distant targets and adjustable for ½ MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation. The 2-stage trigger is National Match tuned to 4.5 – 5 pounds, for a crisp, confident pull. The new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A is a “true 1000-yard rifle” that delivers a level of shooting performance few rifles can match, especially when paired with an SA scope mount and your optic of choice.

The new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor is offered with your choice of a solid black composite stock, or a precision-adjustable stock that lets shooters dial in individual fit and feel. A 10-round magazine smoothly feeds rounds into the chamber for reliable shooting.

“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “They can choose the round they prefer, and take advantage of the legendary accuracy of the M1A platform to make the most of their shooting prowess.”

With a length of 45 to 46.24 inches and unloaded weight of 11.4 pounds, the new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor is a well-balanced, extremely accurate and precise tool for marksmen eager to raise their long-distance performance.

“Our mission is, and always will be, to offer responsible citizens the finest firearm and the most thorough customer support of any brand,” says Springfield’s Reese. “You can see that commitment in every product we make. It especially shines in the new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A.”

For California Residents: The M1A 6.5 Creedmoor with the black composite stock is California-approved.

Now available in three configurations:
MP9826C65 6.5 Creedmoor with Black Precision Stock MSRP: $2045

MA9826C65CA 6.5 Creedmoor with Black Composite Stock MSRP: $1985
This model is also CA-Compliant

MP9820C65 6.5 Creedmoor with Flat Dark Earth Precision Stock MSRP: $2045

For more information about the M1A 6.5 Creedmoor, please visit www.springfield-armory.com, or watch this video:

About Springfield Armory®
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory was designated as our national armory by General George Washington, and began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. This monumental institution went on to serve as a think tank for developing innovative firearms concepts and producing some of the most storied rifle platforms in our country’s history. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy and restore the Springfield Armory name. Springfield Armory Inc. engineers, manufactures and assembles their legendary M1A™, 1911 and SAINT® AR-15 lines of firearms in Geneseo, IL, and since 2001, has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: www.springfield-armory.com.

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  1. Too bad the company sucks ass. You couldn’t give me a Springfield Armory rifle pistol or a Rock River anything after what they did to us. Never forget ladies and gentlemen they haven’t made it right yet.

    • Maybe, but I was more than willing to take them up on that sweet $100 rebate they just offered on their 1911s, which have generally been lauded as a decent product.. And if they can’t honor the warranty, /shrug. it’s a 1911. Parts aren’t exactly hard to come by and repairs aren’t rocket surgery.

      That said, I’m not sure why you’re comparing corporate incompetence to malicious business practices that undermine our constitutional rights.

  2. Yup! The people who shoot long range are just waiting for a Springfield. NOT! Funny thing hardly ever see gas guns at long range matches. Oh, BTW the gun community never forgets, KMA Springfield

  3. Used to really want the M1A. Still really like the rifle, even.

    I own and carry an XD-S in 9mm. Purchased it right after it came out. Still like it a lot.

    But we vote best with our wallets, so I cannot purchase anything from Springfield again. There are way too many other guns on my “list” that are fantastic and made by companies who actually care about our ability to own and carry firearms.

  4. Politics aside the M1a is always wishy washy on my want list. The price point ends up being the factor for the man who doesn’t already have everything.

  5. Sorry but I vote with my wallet….haven’t bought a new S&W either…even though I want a few of them….

  6. What a bunch of fucking whiners. Probably the same people that buy a Taurus at the lgs and expect a discount just for walking in.

  7. As others have said Springfield has not done sufficient penance for their crimes
    There are plenty of other companies making every product they make just as good if not better
    They need to get on the stick into some major pro gun work like working for the passage of the hearing protection act
    Then people like me will agree to start buying Springfield products again
    Until then boycott Springfield

  8. Sorry Springfield. But last Thanksgiving saw me buying a Savage MSR10 for significantly LESS than what I would have paid for your M1a. For spending less I got a lighter, more handy, more accurate rifle that is more easily customized and has a free-float barrel to boot.
    Oh and the owner of Savage hasn’t been a FLAME DELETED to 2A rights either.

  9. Don’t knock the M-14. It was a suped up version of the M-1, and don’t we all love the M-1.
    In Basic, I was able to easily pick off those 300 meter targets that were designed to look like Russians with their weird helmets with my four eyes and those iron sights. Not bad for a 120-lb. kid who never held anything but a toy gun before enlisting. They were heavy and kicked hard, but there’s nothing like that 7.62 round to knock someone down so that there’s one less of them to menace you. The U.S. military needs to go back to a more powerful cartridge. The M-16 was originally designed to shoot 7.62mm, wasn’t it? The AR-10, and then the brass got a hold of it and for the last 50+ years have had the M-16. It was a good compromise for Vietnam. It is a lot easier to hump 200 rounds of 5.56 than 200 of 7.62, and tote a lighter and more compact rifle, believe me. Now, with the type of wars were fighting, it looks like it is time for a more powerful cartridge, but apparently the brass have recently shelved the search for an M-16 replacement. Again.

    Oh, and look at that…they’ve replaced a 9mm handgun with another 9mm handgun! And it ain’t as pretty as the Beretta.

  10. Can’t help but wonder. How many are saying never again Springfield, but still by GM products after GM took our tax money and still haven’t paid it back.

  11. Good friend of mine has the Springfield M1A SOCOM in 308. It is an absolute hoot to shoot; produces tremendous fireballs with its short barrel. He got his with the black composite stock; it has a weird little hinged flap in the back that folds up to access a cavity in the stock (when it’s open, it looks like a fearsome shoulder thing that goes up). That stock piece ended up breaking…it has a real flimsy screw that holds the metal backplate/hinge assembly in place. We suspect it broke due to recoil, which seems kinda silly.

  12. I bought a Springfield 6.5. I paid $1650 plus tax. Go shopping do not pay MSRP.
    I do not find that all that high of a price.

    • what kind of accuracy are you getting out of it? their phone line rep said 3-4 moa. and the only review i’ve found online was from guns america but the host is on their youtube channel promoting the gun aswell.

  13. Zimmerman, your full of you know what, the M-14 out performs that plastic AR every Day. Yes it was heavier, ask us what we suffered with the 16. They took my 14 away I was pissed

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