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SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M25 TACTICAL RIFLE

Springfield Armory M25 tactical rifle

This Springfield Armory M25 rifle is dedicated to Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, the Marine Corps sniper who held the record for the most confirmed kills (93) until 2010. His longest shot was at 2500 yards. That's 1.4 miles! (The longest shot made by a military sniper is now 2,707 yards, by a British sniper in Afghanistan in 2009).

The M25 White Feather M1A uses the Springfield Armory threaded rear-lugged receiver found on the Super Match models, as well as the standard M14 magazine. It has a low-profile custom muzzle brake, and a 1:10 twist Krieger carbon heavy match barrel.

Springfield Armory has an agreement with the estate of Carlos Hathcock to produce the rifles that bear a stamping of his signature, along with his trademark "White Feather" logo. The M25 rifles aren't just tribute guns, though: they shoot as well as the rifles used by Carlos Hathcock.

M25 Specifications

Caliber:7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Barrel: 22", Twist: 1 turn in 10 inches, right hand Krieger Carbon Heavy Match,
Weight (without scope): 12.7 pounds
Length: 46" long
Mechanism: Rotating bolt, gas operated, air cooled, semi-automatic, magazine fed rifle
Sights: Scope only, no provisions for iron sights
Capacity: 10 round box magazine
Trigger Pull: SA M25 Match Adjustable Trigger (1.5-4.75 lbs.)

The first time you pick up an M1A, you'll be struck by its weight. For those who are used to handling rifles with forged or stamped receivers, the M1A comes as almost a shock. It has a receiver that's investment cast steel. Tolerances between the receiver, bolt, activation rod, and other parts is tight, which is one reason for the M1A's superb accuracy. It's a rifle that will last for decades, and go tens of thousands of rounds without showing signs of wear.

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Springfield Armory M25 Rifle Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Kurt Vara, Pahrump, NV
September 15, 2012

Primary use: target shooting

"I went out with a freind who had bought a Springfield White Feather M25 Rifle It shot very nice and was very tight. It was a very accurate weapon. As a Ex Amry Sniper I was used to shooting the M21's which is also a excellent weapon, but the White Feather rifle was a step up from what I was used too."

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By Skeeter, Beaufort, SC
July 1, 2012

Primary use: target shooting

"Loved to shoot the M1 Garand, but shot the M-14 a lot better."

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