Springfield M1A Tanker .308 WIN
The Springfield Armory M1A is the civilian version of the venerable M14 rifle used by our military since the late 50s. New for 2019, Springfield released the M1A Tanker inspired by the “Tanker” Garand rifles of late WWII. The shortened barrel makes the Tanker easier to maneuver in tight spaces while retaining the firepower of the .308 WIN cartridge. The M1A Tanker is the same size as the famous SOCOM 16 but sports a vintage walnut stock that pays homage to those who carried Springfield Armory rifles into battle. It comes with one 10-round steel magazine, a soft rifle case, and owner’s manual.
The M1A Tanker has a 16.25” carbon steel parkerized barrel with an overall length of 37.25” versus 44.33” for a standard M1A. Springfield’s proprietary muzzle brake with integrated front sight sit on the end of the barrel. It features a white XS Sights tritium front sight post allowing for easy target acquisition in all lighting conditions. The front sight can also be adjusted for windage. Specially positioned gas ports on the muzzle brake reduce muzzle rise and felt recoil.
A retro-style barrel shroud covers the barrel and protects shooters from injuring themselves on a hot barrel. An enlarged rear Ghost Ring aperture helps with faster target acquisition and features MOA windage and elevation adjustments. The steel receiver is made through an investment casting process and hand fitted to the stock. The M1A uses a rotating bolt system and is manipulated with a standard GI style op-rod. The receiver has a bolt release on the left side and features a stripper clip guide on top for quick reloads.
The American walnut stock features integrated sling loops and a steel hinged butt-plate with storage for accessories. The trigger group features a two-stage trigger with integrated safety lever. It can also be removed and serviced.
MSRP on the M1A Tanker is $1,987. Find one from your local dealer on GunsAmerica for less.
Learn more at Springfield: https://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-tanker/