6.5 Creedmoor is all the rage now. Having run a couple of platforms with this caliber, I can attest to the utility of the round (and ease and fun of shooting). Having owned Springfield Armory’s M1A Loaded Precision in .308 Win, I was definitely intrigued by the introduction of the platform in 6.5 Creedmoor. I also had the fortune to shoot this exact platform a couple of months ago at a Springfield Armory media event. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance and feel of the rifle.
“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “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.”
With a length of 45 to 46.24 inches and an unloaded weight of 11.4 pounds, the new M1A features:
- M1A’s National Match Grade, 22-inch medium weight stainless steel barrel
- 1:8 right-hand twist with 4-groove
- National Match Grade .062 post front sight paired with a National Match Grade non-hooded .0520 aperture rear sight; adjustable for 1⁄2 MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation.
- 2-stage trigger is National Match tuned to 4.5 – 5 pounds
The new M1A is offered with your choice of a solid black composite stock or a precision-adjustable stock that lets shooters dial in individual fit and feel. A 10-round magazine smoothly feeds rounds into the chamber for reliable shooting.
While we didn’t have the available range to really stretch the legs of the M1A (in 6.5 Creedmoor) at the media event, I have no doubt this rifle will easily perform out to 1000 yards (and beyond).
It is now available in three configurations, and you can find more information about each at:
- 6.5 Creedmoor with Black Precision Stock MSRP: $2045 (http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-loaded-6-5-creedmoor/)
- CA-Compliant 6.5 Creedmoor with Black Composite Stock MSRP: $1985 (http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-loaded-6-5-creedmoor/)
- 6.5 Creedmoor with Flat Dark Earth Precision Stock MSRP: $2045 (http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-loaded-6-5-creedmoor/)