Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.

Author Topic: M14 - M1A Rifles  (Read 71497 times)

coelacanth

  • Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 7019
  • eccentric orbit

  • Offline
Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
« Reply #250 on: September 28, 2016, 01:13:54 AM »
Agreed.  It would also be awesome to have one with a soldier in the correct period uniform holding each rifle.  Oleg Volk could probably pull that one off pretty well. 
Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                      Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

WeTheArmed.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #251 on: October 04, 2016, 10:06:48 PM »

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #252 on: November 06, 2016, 09:16:55 AM »
    It looks like Fulton Armory has teamed up with Criterion to create a 6.5 CREEDMOOR M14 / M1A.

    What do you think?

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #253 on: November 06, 2016, 04:59:11 PM »
    I always figured that 7mm08 or .338 Federal would be preferable for a battle rifle.  You'd probably get better barrel life out of either of those than with the 6.5's .   Recoil on either one wouldn't be unmanageable with an 8 to 9 pound rifle.  :shrug
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    ksuguy

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 4682

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #254 on: November 06, 2016, 07:44:32 PM »
    I always figured that 7mm08 or .338 Federal would be preferable for a battle rifle.  You'd probably get better barrel life out of either of those than with the 6.5's .   Recoil on either one wouldn't be unmanageable with an 8 to 9 pound rifle.  :shrug

    I'm working on a 7mm-08 AR-10 right now.   
    Kansas

    RetroGrouch

    • Senior Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 830

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #255 on: November 07, 2016, 04:11:59 AM »
    It looks like Fulton Armory has teamed up with Criterion to create a 6.5 CREEDMOOR M14 / M1A.

    What do you think?

    It's what Springfield Armory should have brought out for their SAINT promotion. 

    But FA and Criterion will do a better job anyways.
    Arizona

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #256 on: November 29, 2016, 08:46:00 AM »

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #257 on: December 05, 2016, 04:08:39 PM »

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #258 on: December 07, 2016, 12:42:01 AM »
    They sure are pretty.   :cool
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #259 on: December 16, 2016, 09:50:44 AM »

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #260 on: February 18, 2017, 09:02:07 AM »

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #261 on: March 15, 2017, 09:38:08 AM »
    The worlds first scout hand guard for Medium weight M14/M1A barrels - the SHG-M
    I installed it on my National Match Smith Enterprise M21A5 barrel last night.




    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #262 on: March 15, 2017, 02:15:54 PM »
     :thumbup1
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    MTK20

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 5147
    • Mind of a philosopher, mouth of a sailor.

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #263 on: March 15, 2017, 02:27:21 PM »
    How do you take such an old design and make it look so space age?

    You really show how flexible the M1A platform is  :thumbup1.
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #264 on: March 15, 2017, 02:41:41 PM »
    Clearly you don't remember the movie "Space Cowboys" .  .  .    :cool
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    MTK20

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 5147
    • Mind of a philosopher, mouth of a sailor.

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #265 on: March 15, 2017, 03:08:55 PM »
    Clearly you don't remember the movie "Space Cowboys" .  .  .    :cool

    Never heard of it  :shrug.
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #266 on: March 15, 2017, 05:38:44 PM »
    Clint Eastwood movie from about 2000 .  A bunch of old washed up ex-test pilots ready for the old folks home take one last mission to near earth orbit to rescue/repair a crippled satellite.  Juxtaposes pre-manned space flight types into the manned space flight scenario.  Quite a few yuks and one-liners along the way.   Not a bad movie to sit down in front of with your sweetie and a bucket of popcorn. 
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    H2O MAN

    • Member
    • **
    • Posts: 322
      • M14EBR.US

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #267 on: March 15, 2017, 05:55:52 PM »
    How do you take such an old design and make it look so space age?

    You really show how flexible the M1A platform is  :thumbup1.

    When it comes to flexibility, the M14 / M1A owner never had it so good.


    MTK20

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 5147
    • Mind of a philosopher, mouth of a sailor.

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #268 on: March 15, 2017, 06:19:02 PM »
    Clint Eastwood movie from about 2000 .  A bunch of old washed up ex-test pilots ready for the old folks home take one last mission to near earth orbit to rescue/repair a crippled satellite.  Juxtaposes pre-manned space flight types into the manned space flight scenario.  Quite a few yuks and one-liners along the way.   Not a bad movie to sit down in front of with your sweetie and a bucket of popcorn.

    Wait a second...  :scrutiny. Is that the one where that kid wants to fly in the back of the crop duster and he loses his lunch, cos one of the old men did loops in the plane?

    I think I have seen it.
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #269 on: March 15, 2017, 06:27:43 PM »
    It was mostly a reference about old things moving into the space age.  The M1A - M14 does it a lot better than a bunch of old Hollywood types anyway as witnessed by H2O man's pics.   :thumbup1
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    MTK20

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 5147
    • Mind of a philosopher, mouth of a sailor.

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #270 on: March 15, 2017, 06:42:55 PM »
    It was mostly a reference about old things moving into the space age.  The M1A - M14 does it a lot better than a bunch of old Hollywood types anyway as witnessed by H2O man's pics.   :thumbup1

    I'd like one someday. I just don't know what niche I'd put it in. DMR? Not sure how accurate they are, but I understand you need a cheek riser just to use a scope on them.
    Texas
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

    coelacanth

    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 7019
    • eccentric orbit

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #271 on: March 15, 2017, 07:41:30 PM »
    Yes, it definitely helps.  The original stock design was for the use of iron sights.  There was a GI issue leather cheekpiece that was designed to be fitted to the stock and held in place with lacing but it was a holdover from a WWII design for M1 Garand sniper rifles.  Better than nothing but a bit of a PIA in the field IMO. 
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

    GeorgeHill

    • Co-Founder
    • WTA Staff
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 21829
    • The Ogre
      • MadOgre.com

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #272 on: March 15, 2017, 08:53:44 PM »
    South CarolinaCo-Founder of WeTheArmed.com
    The Ogre from MadOgre.com.

    Vires et Honestas
    Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
    http://www.madogre.com/

    Roper1911

    • resident shotgun maniac
    • Contributor
    • ****
    • Posts: 1098
    • If all else fails- switch to slugs.

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #273 on: March 15, 2017, 10:06:22 PM »
    call me weird, but I prefer my carbines in wood furniture...

    North Carolina"it has two fire modes, safe, and most decidedly unsafe"
    ~Chief Warrant Leon McMurdo. Shilo Mountain Rangers, sixth battalion. Mount Hector School of Military tactics. November 8th 3451.

    Yes. When the question is 1911, the answer is "yes". ~HVS

    sarge712

    • WTA LEO
    • Senior Contributor
    • *****
    • Posts: 5763
    • Just a teddy bear fulla luv, bub

    • Offline
    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #274 on: March 21, 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
    I have a M1A Scout/Squad and I tried a scout scope on it but don't like it. I would rather go to a quicker, more CQB friendly sight most likely a red dot or etched reticle type sight. Any suggestions that would work best with this weapon and the 7.62x51 round?
    North CarolinaBe without fear in the face of thine enemies.
    Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
    Speak the truth always even if it leads to thy death.
    Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong.
    That is thine oath.

    Help support WeTheArmed.com by visiting our sponsors.