Lini’s First Time Shooting the M1A Scout

March 16, 2009 by  
Filed under M1A Rifles, M1A Scout Rifle

I finally took my wife to the range on Saturday to shoot my M1A Scout rifle. It was a nice day at the range, clear skies with not too many people, which made it a perfect day for shooting. She’s never shot a rifle before, so she didn’t know what to expect from the M1a scout.

She did well. She was comfortable behind the rifle, she had good breathing technique, and a good trigger squeeze. She was aiming at the metal target which was 200 yards out, the size of a dinner plate and was barely missing it.

Not bad for her first time. The rifle scope wasn’t zeroed and she had to use a little Kentucky windage. By the end of the day, she was able to load, charge and fire the M1A scout without any help. I recorded some video of us at the range. Notice how she is comfortable and holds a good firing position with the M1A rifle. Enjoy!


M1A SOCOM – Why does everyone want one?

February 14, 2009 by  
Filed under M1A Socom

click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Those who were in the army want it. Those who hunt want it. So, what makes the M1A Socom rifle a great shooting device? There are two types of the M1A Socom rifles, which are the M1A Socom II and the M1A Socom 16. Based on the reviews done for the products, most people opt for the later. Technically, the M1A Socom is a 300-yard rifle, beyond that; you need to really have to calculate the drop.

Though it is noticeably bulkier and heavier, its performance has a lot more to talk about rather than its downside. So yeah, while the M1A Socom 16 is a lot bigger and heavier, it is relatively short in length. It has become everybody’s favorite for a few reasons, it’s very soft, easy to control, and best of all fun to shoot. It is said to be a “perfect girl gun”. Though the heat is quite unbearable, you can get accessories to help protect you from the heat of the chamber and barrel.

The only thing that makes you think twice about buying the M1A Socom is the price. But, if you are considering the accuracy and effectiveness, then it’s money well spent on a M1A Socom. You will be amazed and fully satisfied with your choice. The performance is actually invaluable considering the precise fire on target at great range that it provides. Furthermore, its high accuracy is constantly approved by a lot of veterans rifle users. It was also experimented by many longtime law officers, who can be said as specialists with rifles. The beauty of the 16-inch barrel, with black synthetic stock is a total fascination to gun lovers. M1A Socom 16 is very easy to handle, quick to shoulder and just all-round practical.

The M1A Socom 16 rifle stock is very comfortable in the hands than the thicker wood furniture on the M1A Scout Squad. Although the M1A Socom 16 is smaller, but it weighs about the same to the M1A Scout. However, the short, stout M1A Socom 16 has a lot more attitude, dare we say sexier. It is a powerful and compact shooting device. Moreover, it provides more durability than its counterparts do.

Though there are a lot more users prefer the M1A Socom 16, but the M1A Socom II, is no less than a perfect rifle if accuracy, durability and style are in your mind.

M1A Scout Rifle-What You Didn’t Know

February 14, 2009 by  
Filed under M1A Scout Rifle

Click M1a scout to enlarge

Click M1a scout to enlarge

So everybody is talking about the Scout version of the M1A. This new bloke is able to shoot 3-4” or better at 100 yards. The accuracy was so unbelievable that one of the Vietnam veterans once said that it is so accurate that it could “shoot the balls of a mosquito”.

A big plus point is that the M1A Scout’s cleaner operating system is easy to use cause there is no direct gas impingement. This semi-automatic design is good for your target practice, security and of course for any kind of hunting. The only thing that most shooters are concern about is the fact that it is quite expensive and a little heavy.

Anyhow, it is fast becoming the law enforcement favorite. This M1A Scout Squad rifle with forward mounted optical sight base provides an excellent platform for the aim point military sight. The M1A Scout is said to have a lot more hand on. Some say that the iron rifle’ accuracy can go up to 500 yards.  It has all the benefits of target acquisition and are vastly improved. Additionally, the passage is unhindered to the receiver mechanism.

Despite having a proprietary muzzle stabilizer, what you really need to know about the M1A Scout is that it is quite a “blast” when you perform your shooting, therefore you need to make sure that you have a good earpro to able to overcome the loud noise.

One more thing you need to know about the M1A Scout is that it is truly compact and powerful. This feature is incomparable to any of the other counterpart. Its 18-inch barrel made possible by a returned gas system. Plus the black fiberglass stock, forward-mounted scout-style scope mount is such a beauty. Due to these facts, the M1A Scout  is quite expensive compared to its counterpart, for instance the Armalite AR-10 Carbide. However, in terms of the ergonomics and accuracy, the M1A Scout wins hands down. It is undeniably solid, not like another piece of plastic shooting device like some of its counterparts.

That is why the M1A is known as the Battle Rifle, it is due to its sturdy design and high accuracy. Though it is quite heavy due to its robust design, it is very accurate for a semi-automatic. When you finally use it and have the hands on experience, will help you to understand more about the fantabulous performance of the M1A. A lot of those who have been in the war and have experience with the M1A-the fully automated version have approved of the quality of the M1A Scout.