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M1A Video: How to White Letter Your Guns member Sappnasty shows us how to white letter our guns, mags and accessories. Check out the video below.

Materials needed

  1. China White marker
  2. Rubbing Alcohol
  3. Clean cloth
  4. Q-tips

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Get Paid to blog here on!

Yup, it’s true. I’m paying for your experience and opinions about the M1A/M14 rifle.

I’m using my GI bill to go to school and my blog is slowing down as far as content goes. That’s why I’m offering to pay for your M1A/M14 experience and opinions.

I’m willing to pay the following prices for content:

* A single 300-500 word article – $25 ($30 with pictures)
* A single video review or “how to” – $50
* Combination of both video and content – $75

The content could be anything related to the M1A rifle like accessory reviews, m1a history, product reviews, “how to” (ex. “how to disassemble your m1a rifle”) new rifle/gun laws, marksmanship, or any other idea you might have.

Your name will be kept as the author on your content, however, you must agree to ONLY publish the content on You can’t publish it elsewhere. This is to protect with Google’s terms of service regulations.

If you are interested, use the contact form here and send me your ideas for content. If I approve, I will give you the go ahead and wait for the content. Also, respond here in this thread and let me know if you would be interested.

**I will make payments to you via paypal, make sure you have an account, IT’S FREE.**

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M1A Rifles Contest: Winner of the Burris Fastfire II Red Dot Sight!

I know this is long overdue but it’s better late then never. Congrats to our m1a forum member ‘The Shootist’ for winning the Burris Fastfire II red dot contest. He delivered over 120 quality forum posts and gave some in depth knowledge. Take a look at the video for PROOF of the prize.


Sorry for the sound being so low, I accidentally recorded with my mic on low.

I’m still trying to figure out what next month’s prize will be. I’ll be asking for suggestions from my newsletter subscribers, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter now.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for the m1a rifles newsletter now!

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Another M1A Contest: Win a New Burris FastFire II Red Dot Sight

That’s right! M1a Rifles is throwing another contest with a sweet prize. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a New Burris FastFire II Red Dot Sight with Mount.

It’s time to make the m1a forum hyper active again and this contest will do just that. So head over to this post to read the forum contest rules.

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Results For New BSA Red Dot RD30 Scope

Hey everyone!

Ok, hopefully we can find a new home for this BSA Red Dot Scope. I have randomly selected a new winner from the m1a rifles newsletter list.

The new winner of the BSA Red Dot Scope is  Alan Anderson!!

Congrats to Alan for winning a New BSA Red Dot Scope.

Alan now has 3 days to claim the prize by contacting us via our contact page or by replying to our email. If Alan does not claim the prize within 3 days we will then select another winner from the m1a rifles newsletter.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for the m1a rifles newsletter now!

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M1A Rifles Contest – September’s BSA Red Dot Scope Prize Not Claimed

Hey Everyone. I wanted to get this post out today to let you guys know that last month’s prize was not claimed. The winner never contacted me.

So this means I will select at random another winner from the M1A newsletter subscriber list for September’s prize. I will be selecting and posting the winner Saturday October 24th,  around 1pm PST. Be sure to check back here and keep an eye out for a newsletter email.

Good luck to all!! Remember this is for the BSA Red Dot RD30 scope.

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The Top 3 Rifle Slings for the M1A

When hunting with an M1A, it is important to choose a rifle sling that has rubberized backing that grips your shoulder comfortably while keeping the sling in place and the rifle where you need it to be. Here is a look at three top rated rifle slings that you can use with your M1A rifle.

#1 – Butler Creek Neoprene Rifle Sling – Retails for between $11.99 and $21.99

Butler Creek Neoprene Rifle SlingThese neoprene rifle slings are equipped using comfort stretch backing, designed to reduce the weight of the rifle and to control the bounces that are typically associated with using a neoprene sling for your rifle. The comfort stretch sling is designed to combine the waterproof ability of closed-sell neoprene with comfort-stretch style backing, which reduces the weight of the M1A rifle by 50% while controlling the bounce that you may typically experience. Butler Creek also offers an Alaskan Magnum sling that is made of black neoprene and also features comfort stretch style backing, allowing the sling to give and reduce fatigue of the muscles. The design has non slip features that hold it in place nicely. There is also an Easy Rider sling by this brand that has a shark skin pad backing that is tough and rubberized and that will not slip away from your shoulder.

#2 – Quake Claw Rifle and Shotgun Sling – Retails for between $17.99 and $29.99

Quake Claw Rifle and Shotgun SlingWhen it comes to using a Quake Claw sling for your M1A rifle, you will not have to worry about hearing any sliding or squeaking. The Hush Stalker II Swivel and new design concept makes these some truly super quiet slings with non slip plastic rubber claw pads that offer a unique action for gripping so that they will stay securely on your back or shoulder. Quake Claw offers a Claw Rifle Sling, a Claw Contour Rifle Sling and also a Claw Shotgun Sling, each utilizing excellent gripping action, unique design, crack resistance and fade resistance as well, making these an excellent option for your M1A rifle sling needs.

#3 – Triple K Rifle Sling – Retails for between $17.99 and $24.99

Triple K Rifle SlingThere are two Triple K rifle slings that you can use with your M1A rifle. They are made using to quality leather materials to offer long lasting durability and strength. The first is the Basketweave Triple K Rifle Sling, which has a lining made out of suede which prevents your rifle from slipping away from your shoulder, and it is tapered from 1″ near the swivel to 2″ in thickness. The second is the Military-Style Triple K Rifle Sling, which is adjustable in an infinite number of ways. This Triple K Rifle Sling is constructed out of walnut-oil leather which offers excellent durability as well as utility.

There are many different types of rifle slings out there that are compatible with the M1A rifle, but these are certainly 3 of the best for you to consider.

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Have you tried any of these? Leave your review below!

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Why you WANT the JAE-100 G2 Rifle Stock for your M1A


The first thing that should make you want the JAE-100 is the material that it is made of.  When you take a look at the materials that went into making this particular rifle stock, what you will see is complete metal.  All kinds of the most durable metallic alloys around were used in the manufacture of this rifle stock.  That not only makes it a better complimentary fit to your M1A if it was constructed standard, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about the stock succumbing to wear and tear anytime soon.  Those are both huge advantages to choosing this particular rifle stock product.

Good Fit

Unfortunately, one of the major drawbacks to a lot of these rifle stock manufacturers is that they are not too picky about ensuring a perfect fit for their rifle stock.  You should be especially suspicious of any that claim that they have the ability to fit multiple rifles from different manufacturers.

This is not true of the JAE-100 G2 however, as it claims to be made specifically for the M1A rifle.  Some of the more ambitious sellers might claim that M14 style rifles are all good, but at its heart this rifle stock is definitely for the M1A.  That should increase overall functionality as well as make it easy to troubleshoot any problems that might arise.  Overall, a good fit is just better for these and other obvious reasons.


At the same time that the M1A is the perfect rifle for this rifle stock, you will realize pretty soon after purchasing it that the JAE-100 is fully adjustable.  Adjusting the rifle stock is a simple matter of manipulating the interface so that you can get it to fit on your M1A rifle exactly how you would like it to be.  The adjustability is also probably what allows some to claim that it can fit all M14 style rifles.  We cannot comment on that particular attribute, but we can confirm that this rifle stock fits the M1A like a comfortable glove.


The overall cost of this rifle stock will be in the $900 to $1000 range.  This is not cheap in the general sense, but it is definitely cheap for rifle stocks created from Aluminum and Titanium that also have the list of features and advantages listed above.  In fact, many rifle accessory sales will allow you to get the JAE-100 for $900 nowadays and at that price this stock is most definitely an absolute steal.


One last reason why you want the JAE-100 has to be its ability to continually deliver the same level of high performance again and again.  Any rifle stock can be attached and immediately proxy for a bolt in terms of its performance, but over time many of them tend to decay.  This is not good.  However, the JAE-100 is different.  You will be able to rely on it for years, making it easily one of the best investments you could make for your rifle.

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Why the Leupold Mark 4 LR/T is a Good Choice for the M1A


Perhaps the biggest reason that you would want to choose this particular scope is the fact that it is extremely durable.  Not only will you be able to drop it a whole bunch of times without any ill effects, the Leupold Mark 4 is actually completely waterproof.  If for some reason you were to accidentally submerge this scope in water for an extended period of time, it would come out clean as a whistle with no ill effects.  This also makes keeping the scope clean quite an easy thing to do.  The waterproof aspect of this scope combined with its ability to sustain incredible levels of punishment is perhaps the biggest reason that it is a great choice for the M1A rifle.


Another thing this scope offers you in large part is choice.  When you have the Leupold Mark 4, what you have is a scope that has a 30 mm main tube diameter.  This means that you can actually adjust it wider and even change the elevation on it to get your target exactly where you want it.  It will almost immediately improve your hunting skills by allowing you to spot anything anywhere within a reasonable distance from your current position.


It would literally take pages of text in order to list all of the ways in which this rifle scope increases your level of convenience.  However, when you take a look at the basic functions of the scope, you will see that a lot of them increase convenience.  For starters, this scope can be zeroed.  That means that you can adjust until you get your target in the crosshairs and then zero that new setting so that you don’t have to make the same adjustment again.

The way in which the different scope lenses are placed in relation to each other maximizes the amount of light that you get through it, allowing you to really see your target about as clear as you could ever hope to get.  The cover lens comes with flip functionality so that it is easier to deal with when not in use.  And finally, there is an illuminated targeting reticle in the scope just to give you that little bit of extra confidence in your shot when you pull the trigger.  Put all of that together and you most definitely have one very convenient rifle scope.


At first, the cost of this rifle scope would not seem to be something that would make it a good choice.  It sells for around $1,300 to $1,500 these days, both of which are amounts that people might struggle to pay in recessionary times.  However, if you take its features and compare to scopes immediately above and below in price range, you will find that the Leupold Mark 4 rifle scope will give you the best return on your investment.  With lots of features and low-cost manufacturing, you can get the most of your money if you use it to purchase the Leupold Mark 4 LR/T rifle scope for your M1A rifle.

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What is an M1A Rifle

The M1A rifle is one of the various types of rifles that you can purchase for your own use. There are various aspects of this rifle that could make it the best rifle for your own needs. With that being said, the M1A rifle could also be the wrong rifle for what you need it for. Taking a look into exactly what the M1A rifle is will help you to understand as much as possible about what the rifle can do for you.

The M1A rifle is actually a different version of a Military rifle that was created for the United States. This rifle is known as the M14, and was created by the exact same company. There is actually a drastic difference between the two. The military rifle was created under specific specifications by the US government. This means that the rifle was built to be able to handle serious combat. The guns were made to be able to handle more, and are therefore more expensive than the M1A.

The M1A rifle is a semi-automatic weapon. While many people want to attempt to turn it into an automatic weapon, it cannot be. It cannot be modified into an automatic. Beware of anyone trying to tell you that an M1A is an automatic; the gun is not very stable with an automatic setting. Even if someone managed to modify it to be automatic, it would not be a good rifle to have or shoot with.

The major company creating the M1A rifle is the Springfield Armory, Inc. While there are other companies creating the rifle, this was the original. Fulton Armory also builds a rifle resembling the M1A. While there are specific types of international M1A rifles floating around, they can no longer be imported into the US.

There are various accessories that can be added to the M1A rifle. Each accessory can add something to the rifle, but could change the way it behaves or feels. Test out various accessories before decided on the one to use.

In the United States, the M1A rifle must be registered with the government. The National Firearms Act actually requires the regulation of the M1A Rifle. Because of varying gun laws by state, there are differences between states. Some states will require that you have a permit to be able to purchase the M1A rifle. Other states simply state that you must register the firearm after you purchase it. Each state may be different. Check your local laws to fully understand how you can legally own a M1A Rifle.

The M1A rifle has seen popularity grow steadily, simply because it is known to be a good rifle. While it cannot fit all needs, it fits a myriad of needs that people may have. That alone makes it important to research and consider the M1A Rifle for your own personal needs. While it may not be perfect, it can help you to understand exactly what you need, and if it is the right rifle for you.

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Myths Surrounding the M1A Rifle

The M1A Rifle is a popular rifle that many use on a regular basis.

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Recent Winner of the Free Rifle Scope Contest

The-Nikon-4.5-14X40-Buckmasters--I-won-on-M1A-RiflesCongrats to Hollister Delong, the recent winner of the free rifle scope contest. Here is a picture of Hollister and his new FREE Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14×40 SF Rifle Scope.

Hollister won this contest by being the top forum poster in our M1A Forum. He provided our forum members top quality advice and by having the most posts in the forum.  So once again hollister congratulations.

I also wanted to let everyone know that each month will be a new contest and new prize for my newsletter subscribers. So make sure you sign up for the M1A Rifles newsletter for exclusive deals, informaion, and monthly prizes. Sign up NOW!!

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Facts About M1A Rifles

The M1A rifle, although very similar to the military’s M14, is a magnificent piece of artillery that is manufactured and sold in Illinois.

M1A rifles are one of the most precise rifles for reaching your target. The scopes have an accuracy that makes it nearly impossible to miss a target. That is why this rifle is commonly used by military and police snipers.


The specifications of the M1A are as follows:

Magazine capacity: The capacity of this M1A rifles magazine is 5 rounds, 10 rounds, and 20 rounds.

The Finish: This rifle’s finish is made of a flat black oxide. This color is made flat so that it does not reflect in any sort of light. A fact that may be particularly handy if a soldier or policeman were trying to remain secluded from view.

Caliber: The caliber of the M1A rifles is .308.

Stock: The stock of this amazing rifle is made of an oil finished walnut.

Safety: The safety is mounted manually in front of the trigger guard.

Barrel: The barrel of the M1A rifle is around 22-23 inches long. If you were to add a flash suppressor it would increase the length to about 25 inches.

Sights: The sights of this rifle are click adjusted rear.

Weight: The weight of this rifle will be dependent on whether or not it is loaded or empty. In general, the weight is around 9 pounds.

Operation: The M1A is operated by gas.

Manufacturer: The Manufacturer is Springfield Inc. in Geneseo, IL.

The M1A is often mistaken for being the M14, but in reality it is the civilian replica. The M14 is a high powered rifle that has been used by the military for many years. The M1A is also used by the military, but it is not exclusive to the military.


Although the M1A rifles are highly accurate, there are many ways in which you can modify the use of the gun in order to make it more precise.

  • Checking for parallel in the rod guide can actually improve your precision and accuracy.

  • Putting padding on the hand guard can improve accuracy.

  • Adjusting the flash suppressor will improve your precision immensely

The accuracy of the M1A rifles has been utilized both by soldiers and by police trainees. It is helpful in target practice and sniper training since it has a precision that can’t be matched.

The M1A used to have a bayonet lug attached to it, but that practice has ceased since the year 1994 when it was passed that there would be no more assault weapons. However, in the year 2004 the ban was removed making it alright to attach the lugs once more.

No matter what your reasons are for acquiring and admiring M1A rifles, there will be no doubt in your mind that it is indeed an amazing piece of machinery. It may not be exactly the same as the M14, but it is a king of weapons in its own right.

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The Difference Between M21 and M1a Rifles

m1a-rifleThe M21 rifle is a rifle based on the M14 rifle and was the primary Army sniper rifle for the Vietnam War till it got replaced by the bolt action M24 Sniper Weapon system in 1988. The M21 accuracy is about 750 yards and uses the US match grade M118 NATO 7.62 cartridges in five-round or 20-round magazines. With the immense accuracy, the M21 can fire at long-range ball and ball/tracer and armor piercing ammunition. Its long-range ammunition produces stringent tolerances to ensure superior accuracy.

It is the ultimate rifle that has auto-loading accuracy and in active duty, is has elite spec-ops groups world-wide. The M21 is classified as the ultimate tool for those entire law enforcement sharpshooters. The rifle is equipped with an adjustable cheekpiece stock, which enables it to maintain its perfect head alignment with the scope. Known for being accurate, reliable and powerful, the M21 rifle remains the world class standard for sustained precision fire.

On the other hand we have the M1A. In a nutshell, the M1A is a high-quality reproduction of the U.S. M14 rifle which was used in the early years of the Vietnam War. First is was criticized as being outdated but with its re-introduction in 1957, the M1A remains in service today with certain U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine units as well as other law enforcement units around the world. The Springfield M1A capitalizes on the popularity of the M14 type by using GI parts and specs.

This rifle is gas operated and comes in a military style configuration. The Standard model of the M1A costs around $1000 when purchased on an online auction site and it is classified as an assault weapon if equipped with a pistol grip or flash suppressor in several states.

The obvious differences between the M21 and the M1A are the M1A has a vertical recoil system whereas the M21 can move to the left or right while firing. The M14 holds more bullets, but more damage is done by the M21. Also, the M1A is a semi-automatic/automatic rifle while the M21 is a modified version of the M14 which is especially built for sniper activity.

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Cool High Speed Video of an M1A Rifle Shooting

I was going through youtube and saw this cool high speed clip of the M1A Rifle shooting a round. The clip shows the shot, the ejection of the shell, and the recycling of a new round into the chamber. And all of this is done in slow motion. Take a look and enjoy!

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