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    Sounds like you're now talking about a different rifle than the A1 I originally commented about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Waorani View Post
    Sounds like you're now talking about a different rifle than the A1 I originally commented about.
    Look at his posts, he's asking about the A1 and the A5M.
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    My mistake, sorry for confusion.
    Forgot to create new thread.

    Yes, originally I was asking about A1. After which I saw A5M on gun broker ( after seeing A5M mentioned in thread ).
    I could not resist A5M, and started pursuing A5M ( instead of A1 ).

    Hope this explains.

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    In reference to the A5M XP, the seller indicated that it does come with a 5 round detachable magazine. He confirmed that the barrel is 24" but with the brake, it comes to 26". However, he did not answer the round count nor did he answer how the brake was attached.

    Regardless, because it is a chrome lined barrel and chamber, I have no issues with the round count not being provided. I do not have issues with the brake either unless it was bottomed out on the crown of the barrel. But I think that the Surefire brake has a deep pocket and I see a spacer between the brake and barrel shoulder so this really does not concern me either.

    All in all, I think it is a fantastic price for this particular firearm and if I was looking for one, I would not hesitate to bid on it.

    This is what I could find on the seller:

    Brian McGillivray

    Last Name:

    McGillivray

    First Name:

    Brian

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    P.O. box 231

    City:

    Port Clinton

    State:

    OH

    Zip Code:

    43452

    Phone:

    419-707-7010

    Email Address:

    bsm772@aol.com
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    Was ready to pull the trigger....

    but seller declined to use escrow service.

    ( I offered to pay 100% of escrow fees ). That is deal breaker for me..

    well..I saw one a Cabelas will check it out.
    and, then there is option of downsizing to A1 ( which I was originally pursuing )

    If I go with A1 ( instead of A5M ), what do I lose accuracy wise ?

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rifle72 View Post
    Was ready to pull the trigger....

    but seller declined to use escrow service.

    ( I offered to pay 100% of escrow fees ). That is deal breaker for me..

    well..I saw one a Cabelas will check it out.
    and, then there is option of downsizing to A1 ( which I was originally pursuing )

    If I go with A1 ( instead of A5M ), what do I lose accuracy wise ?

    thanks.
    Accuracy wise, nothing. They are both MOA (better than MOA) rifles. The A5M XP was an upgrade to the series of SPR's.

    There are many threads in the FN Bolt Action Rifle forum that addresses the changes between the two.
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    $1,500 seems slightly high, but nothing outrageous. $1,200-$1,300 seemed to be the norm when I picked mine up 2 or so years ago.
    I wouldn't worry about buying on gunbroker. The vendors, individuals or shops, have an incentive to be straight forward. Also, I do believe that gunbroker has some sort of protection system in place so that if you do get ripped off, you can get a full or partial reimbursement.

    Some general tips:
    - $1,500 should be a for a brand new rifle. If the rifle you're looking at is used, you should be paying a bit less than that.
    - I wouldn't shy away from buying a used FN SPR, both to save money and because the platform is known for lasting up to 10k rounds. It's a .308, so it's highly unlikely the previous owner shot the barrel out.
    - You'll eventually want the 5 and 10 rnd magazines. Go check out Midwest gunworks; they had some good deals on those conversion kits a while back.
    - Have fun. It's a solid rifle. .5 MOA hasn't been my experience, at least not with factory loads and a stock rifle, but i'm sure with reloading and some fine-tuning it is achievable.

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