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Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
« Reply #100 on: October 06, 2012, 07:06:05 PM »
I saw the specs. I just wasn't sure, offhand, what ER would be required. And, is that height estimate based upon using a cheek riser, or the bare stock?

My goal is to get as low to the rail as possible with a QD setup. Return to zero capability not required, but rock solid mounting is a must. The QD function would only be used to ditch the optic.

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #101 on: October 07, 2012, 07:47:01 AM »
    Mike, I have not used this scope and don't know anyone that has yet, but it looks like a good choice.

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #102 on: November 23, 2012, 01:50:41 PM »

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #103 on: November 23, 2012, 04:06:03 PM »
    Details?

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #104 on: November 23, 2012, 06:30:36 PM »

    Details?

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #105 on: November 24, 2012, 04:55:25 AM »
    RRM? And I was hoping that someone finally did what I have been saying they should do for years, which is put a chassis system/bedding block into a stock that externally looks like a USGI stock ...

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #106 on: November 24, 2012, 09:09:29 AM »
    RRM? And I was hoping that someone finally did what I have been saying they should do for years, which is put a chassis system/bedding block into a stock that externally looks like a USGI stock ...

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #107 on: November 26, 2012, 05:13:12 PM »
    I guess this is the right place to write about my Scout Squad since this is the M1A sticky so...

    I love this rifle. I have had it for a little over eight months and it has definitely become my "go-to" gun replacing my custom AK build. I bought this rifle mainly because I wanted to have some American heavy metal (and yes, I know the receivers are foreign manufacture) to round out my collection but I never thought it would be this great. I don't think I'll be building a stable of M14 clones in my safe any time soon, but it could happen one day. Probably not though: I could see the Mistress getting jealous if another, younger lady suddenly showing up.

    I do have a few questiong about the rifle at this point. Mainly, how long I can expect the barrel to last and is it normal for the rifle to beat the s___ out of the brass? I have already put almost a thousand rounds through her and I can see a lot more coming down the line. I'm not planning on using steel case so that'll keep her fresh for longer, but have those of you who shoot M1A's regularly ever had one re-barrelled? What was your approximate round count at that point? And my brass is looking kind of rough after I shoot it. It's a bit pricey to shoot .308 so I want to get into reloading but I can easily see the case rims getting destroyed well before the brass itself is worn out. Should I be looking at getting a new extractor or is this normal? I'll take some pics of my brass and post them in the next day or so.

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    « Reply #108 on: December 01, 2012, 10:53:03 PM »
    Sharp pointy thing




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    « Reply #109 on: May 21, 2013, 08:00:21 PM »
    well, the full auto aspect proved to be essentially worthless, which is why they took the selector off of the issued M14's. personally, I am of the opinion that it defeats our purpose to have such a selector on the M16, too.
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    « Reply #110 on: May 21, 2013, 11:31:10 PM »
    OK I have a question.  I'm not entirely sure it makes a big difference but;
    I have a bipod for my M1A, the kind that is specific to the M1A and clamps onto the gas block on the barrel in front of the fore-end.
    I had been attaching it so the legs fold forward but I noticed a photo of one with the device apparantly attached so the legs fold to the rear.  Is this picture I saw the correct way to attach the bipod....or is it merely user preference?
    If there's a "right way" is there a reason for it? 
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    « Reply #111 on: May 22, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
    I've always attached mine with the legs pointing rearward...I believe it was designed that way as the legs are wide enough to fold along the side of the stock.  I have no idea if there is actually a "wrong" way to mount the bipod, but if it fits & functions then I don't think there will be any issues.

    OK I have a question.  I'm not entirely sure it makes a big difference but;
    I have a bipod for my M1A, the kind that is specific to the M1A and clamps onto the gas block on the barrel in front of the fore-end.
    I had been attaching it so the legs fold forward but I noticed a photo of one with the device apparantly attached so the legs fold to the rear.  Is this picture I saw the correct way to attach the bipod....or is it merely user preference?
    If there's a "right way" is there a reason for it? 
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    « Reply #112 on: May 22, 2013, 11:54:38 AM »
    I'm not familiar with that type of bipod, the reason we see most bipods folded forward is because properly shooting a rifle from a bipod involves loading the bipod, which is putting some weight forward into it, which would collapse a Harris bipod were the legs pointed backwards. Some bipods like the very excellent Atlas Bipod, it doesn't matter they have notches into which the legs lock allowing you to have all sorts of interesting configurations with it.

    So it kind of depends on both how your bipod was designed and whether the legs actually lock in their downward position.
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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #113 on: May 22, 2013, 12:15:59 PM »
    The GI M14 bipods have legs that lock into position (pushbutton) so it can be properly loaded.  The bipods were meant to be used in full auto.
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    « Reply #114 on: June 24, 2013, 07:41:28 AM »
    It's a work in progress


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    « Reply #115 on: June 26, 2013, 11:15:59 AM »
    CQB-16 type SEI in a Blackfeather "RS"


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    « Reply #116 on: July 02, 2013, 07:03:10 PM »

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    « Reply #117 on: July 05, 2013, 09:29:36 PM »
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    « Reply #118 on: September 09, 2013, 03:05:33 PM »
    Sharp pointy thing




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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #119 on: September 10, 2013, 03:47:14 PM »
    Don't know if this had beseem covered yet.. But had anyone ever used a basset mount on their M1a?  Just ordered one to go with my ATN 5x33lu a friend stuck me with and Hear some good things about them... Anybody have first hand experience?

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    « Reply #120 on: September 10, 2013, 07:11:20 PM »
    Mine has just a regular old bayonet lug.
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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #121 on: September 13, 2013, 08:12:04 PM »


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    « Reply #122 on: September 13, 2013, 10:15:50 PM »


    Windtalker suppressor on a CQB-16 type SEI in a Gen II rogue bullpup conversion kit with an Aimpoint M4 and a BCM Mod 0 grip.
    The Gen II kit is both lighter & better than the original kit, but there remain a few minor bugs for me to work out. So far so good though.

    Out of curiosity, how much would that setup (suppressor and all) run?



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    « Reply #123 on: September 13, 2013, 10:32:04 PM »
    Out of curiosity, how much would that setup (suppressor and all) run?



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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #124 on: October 05, 2013, 09:57:45 PM »
    Three shades of M14


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