I picked up my M1A Loaded model at my local FFL on Saturday. OH MY - this is an absolute work of art.
Walnut stock is GORGEOUS. Balance is perfect.
The action is extremely tight. Weapon will need to be properly cleaned and oiled prior to taking to range next week.
Rifle came with a single 10 round steel magazine. Inserting the magazine in the new rifle takes a bit of practice to get right. For those unfamiliar with the M14 / M1A platform, the front of the magazine needs to hook on a pin inside the magazine well and then is "tipped" into place -more akin to an AK than an AR. This is NOT a bad thing, just different than what I expected.
Rifle did NOT come with a sling or a cleaning kit -both can be purchased separately (although I think Springfield should supply one).
Trigger (again, I have not yet taken this rifle to the range) is EXCEPTIONAL -clean and crisp with very little excess take up. There is almost no movement after it breaks, I can't wait to get this to the range.
I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with this rifle. Great price from Bud's, super fast delivery, and a SPECTACULAR rifle.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!