The Springfield M1A rifle, a civilian version of the M14, is now being offered in the popular 6.5 Creedmoor round.

The gun features a 22-inch medium weight stainless steel National Match Grade barrel with a four-groove 1:8 right-hand twist and “shot-steadying” muzzle brake; and a NM Grade .062 post front sight paired with a NM Grade non-hooded .0520 aperture rear sight that’s adjustable for ½ MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation; and a 2-stage National Match trigger tuned to 4.5 to five pounds.

“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” Springfield CEO Dennis Reese said 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.”

The overall length of the rifle is 45 to 46.24 inches, and it has an unloaded weight of 11.4 pounds.

“Our mission is, and always will be, to offer responsible citizens the finest firearm and the most thorough customer support of any brand,” Reese added. “You can see that commitment in every product we make. It especially shines in the new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A.”

The rifle comes in a choice of a black composite stock (which is also California-approved), black precision-adjustable stock, or a flat dark earth precision-adjustable stock. The composite stock version is priced at $1,985, while both precision-adjustable stock models have a MSRP of $2,045. All rifles ship out with a 10-round magazine.

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