...and I start it because yesterday I became an owner of a new Springfield M1A. It's just the standard infantry rifle variant, but with a black fiberglass stock. Aside from the fact that it's pretty heavy compared to my carbine AR15, I love it so far and can't wait to shoot it. Anyone have any experience with this rifle, or the M14 in the service? My dad was Army MI 62-64 and he still hates the M14, so he wasn't too enthusiastic about this purchase. So who has something good to say about this rifle?