Posted On: 10/23/11
A: SAAMI is the organization that sets cartridge dimensions and pressures in the United States. The SAAMI max pressure for .308 is slightly higher than that for 7.62x51, and the chamber dimensions (headspace) are different, but only by a very small amount. Springfield lists the M1A as being 7.62x51/.308 Win, so it is safe to fire the higher pressure commercial ammunition in it. This Federal Gold Match 175gr ammo is among the best loads you can buy in this caliber, at any price. It would do well out to the maximum range of your M1A. You might also consider the 168gr Federal Gold Match ammo that would also do well at short and medium range, but would probably not be effective (supersonic) at 1000 meters.
Posted On: 10/21/11
A: No, this is the best price we can offer at the moment. We're always working to bring quality items to the market at the best prices for our customers.