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M1A chambered on 6.5 Creedmoor






flyer338

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One cannot have too many guns or too much ammunition. Buy one and try it out.
Now, if they offered a left hand version . . .
 

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Always wanted an M1A, need to pick one up finally between political crises.
 

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has anyone fired the m1 that was fitted with a barrel chambered for the 458 mag
That might be difficult for many reasons. The first one that comes to my mind is the head of a magnum case is much larger than the .308 head. I do not think there is room in the design to enlarge it he bolt face to accept magnum brass.
 

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The article, like most news in the 21st Century, lacked depth and offers nothing about how the conversion was accomplished. I have a Garand and a M1A, I cannot see how the bolt face could be enlarged to accommodate a magnum (I have and shoot magnums from 7mm to .458 Lott). I wonder if they made a new bolt? A technological achievement given the space constraints.
There is nothing about shooting the .458 Winchester Magnum conversion, and that, along with the fact that it died, leaves me wondering how practical it was.
And yet, if they were available, I would want one. A large caliber semi auto is an attractive idea. Sort of like a Remington auto-loader in .35 Whelen.
If I was serious about a .458 magnum auto, I think I would start with a Browning BAR.
 

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There were also M1 Carbines done in .45 Win Mag.