Springfield Armory unveils M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor
By Jacki Billings
Demonstrating 6.5 Creedmoor’s stronghold on the rifle community, Springfield Armory just announced a new M1A chambered in the popular Creedmoor cartridge.
The M1A measures between 45-inches and 46.24-inches and features an unloaded weight of 11.4-pounds. Touting a 22-inch, medium weight, stainless steel National Match Grade barrel, the M1A serves up a long sight radius. The barrel opts for a four-groove 1-in-8-inch RH twist and tops off its design with a muzzle brake to “put rounds right where intended.”
Equipped with a NM Grade .062 front post sight combined with a non-hooded .0520 aperture rear sight, the rifle offers 1/2 MOA wind and 1 MOA elevation adjustments. Rounding out the basics is the 2-stage trigger tuned to 4.5 to 5-pounds.
The M1A now comes chambered in the increasingly popular 6.5 Creedmoor round. (Photo: Springfield Armory)
“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” said Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese in a press release. “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.”
Shooters have a choice of either a solid black composite stock or a precision-adjustable