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Long-Range with Springfield Rifles, Through the Ages

hawkeye52

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Great article and awesome rifle the M1A, but I wish you would use a loaded model with the wood stock which is something a regular person can afford like myself. I've had mine for two yrs and love going to the range with it.
 
WOW! To use a short barrel Calvary carbine with no doubt the worst sights ever was really a poor choice to start this comparison. The 1873 rifle with it’s superb rear sight would have been the way to go.
I shoot all the rifles in the test and have a High Master classification in HP competition. The 1873 rifle & the later models are extremely accurate . Even more so with black powder.
The test started of poorly.
The 1903, M1 & the M1A are very accurate, especially the SAI Loaded Model.
 
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