The M1A is traditionally a .308 rifle, but Rob Pincus is on the range with a Springfield Armory M1A that is chambered for the 6.5 Creedmoor round. It’s designed for extreme long-distance shooting up to 1,500 meters.
This round has become incredibly popular due to its flat-shooting trajectory and the ease with which people can customize loads directly to their rifle. Springfield didn’t want to be left out. Precision Rifle Shooting, the PRS competition series, has been the fastest-growing type of firearms competition for a number of years. It’s incredibly popular, and so is the M1A, so it makes sense that the most popular round, the 6.5 Creedmoor, is now available in this classic configuration.
The Springfield Armory M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor isn’t truly the classic configuration, as it has some special features. It has an updated, completely adjustable stock from Archangel Manufacturing, adjustable comb, and adjustable length of pull. The grip is very ergonomic and allows either a right- or left-handed shooter to get a good grip on the gun. The stock has an attachment rail for a bipod. You can also add a light or a designating laser on the rail. Plus it has a mount for a rail mount adjustable for any optic you want to add.
Rob Pincus is not a 6.5 Creedmoor guy because he is more interested in rifle training for defensive purposes, not long-distance competition shooting. But with a Schmidt & Bender optic installed on the M1A, Rob and long-distance shooter Brian went to the range and were able to hit five out of six shots on a 48×48-inch steel plate at 1,000 yards in light wind. After that day of shooting, Rob wants to do more long-distance precision shooting, and this Springfield M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor is going to be his choice.