I bought this SA M1a 'Loaded' rifle from Buds about a month ago. So, here is what I can tell you:
VERY nice rifle out fo the box - no hiccups, fed everything well, no misfeeds or misfires. Acuuracy is better than I am. Fit and finish is very nice, and the components are indeed thick and rugged.
The MA9226 shoots well, is not too heavy and allows for a great cheek weld (for me at least).
Now, about BUDS:
I was a lttle hesitant to buy a gun online - never done it before, wasn't sure what to expect.
The transaction with Buds was perfect from start to finish - I got the rifle I wanted at a very good price, with plenty of follow up emails to track my order along the way. Ordered on Thursday, had the rifle in my hands the next Wednesday, plenty fast.
These guys were great.
My next rifle will indeed come from Buds.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]