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Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2012, 07:35:22 AM »
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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #76 on: May 17, 2012, 10:29:10 AM »
    That's beautiful. I wonder if those pouches can hold 25 round mags?
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    « Reply #77 on: July 25, 2012, 09:21:37 AM »
    That's beautiful. I wonder if those pouches can hold 25 round mags?

    I'm not sure about that vest, but you may want to check out this M14 Chest Rig

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    Representing the M14 family in a contest
    « Reply #78 on: July 29, 2012, 12:48:55 PM »
     :thumbup1 Representing the M14 family in a contest

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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #79 on: August 29, 2012, 09:46:20 AM »
    After firing a borrowed garand for the first time a few years back, I got an itch to get one of my own. Once I held it, everything just clicked into place and none of the my complaints about the M16 were there. It just felt right!

    I would like to get one, but my question is, are there any companies that currently manufacture garands/garand receivers or are all garands on the civilan market all assembled from surplus components? I want it as a hunting/home defense rifle, not as a safe queen, so I want it to be reliable and accurate but am not concerned about its collectability.

    How does the Springfield M1 series, with a flush 4-5 round mag, compare to the garand in terms of feel and balance?
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    « Reply #80 on: August 29, 2012, 10:29:34 AM »
    After firing a borrowed garand for the first time a few years back, I got an itch to get one of my own. Once I held it, everything just clicked into place and none of the my complaints about the M16 were there. It just felt right!

    I would like to get one, but my question is, are there any companies that currently manufacture garands/garand receivers or are all garands on the civilan market all assembled from surplus components? I want it as a hunting/home defense rifle, not as a safe queen, so I want it to be reliable and accurate but am not concerned about its collectability.

    How does the Springfield M1 series, with a flush 4-5 round mag, compare to the garand in terms of feel and balance?

    I'm not aware of any new manufactured M1's or anyone assembling surplus parts. I could be wrong. Every M1 I've seen has been an original. Springfield's M1A is patterned after the M14, the Garand's little brother.

    You must live pretty far into the country if you're looking to shoot 30-06 for defense.

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    « Reply #81 on: August 29, 2012, 10:46:35 AM »
    Your best bet for a "new" Garand is a CMP Special grade.  They use excellent condition parts, new barrels, springs and stocks and completely refinish everything.  Mine looks like a brand new gun.
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    « Reply #82 on: August 29, 2012, 10:57:27 AM »
    Springfield was making new production M1 Garands for a while. I believe that's what coyotesfan97's M1 is.


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    « Reply #83 on: August 29, 2012, 10:59:22 AM »
    Fulton Armory appears to be building Garands off original USGI recievers. They have several different "grades" available, but they're all pricy (basic "Service Rifle" starts at a hair under $1,700).
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    « Reply #84 on: August 29, 2012, 11:21:51 AM »
    Now here's a thought. What about a Garand EBR? Is it even possible?


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    « Reply #85 on: August 29, 2012, 12:35:20 PM »
    Now here's a thought. What about a Garand EBR? Is it even possible?

    What exactly do you mean by EBR though? Black synthetic stock? Pistol grip? Detachable mag?

    Anything is possible, but you'd basically be reinventing the Beretta BM59 or M14.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_BM59
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    « Reply #86 on: August 29, 2012, 07:02:57 PM »
    True. I was thinking more about using the receiver and barrel for your base. It would save you some cash using a CMP Garand. I just don't know if it would fit in a Sage or McMillan stock. Could it be modified to take mags, etc.


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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #87 on: August 29, 2012, 09:58:42 PM »
    No it wouldn't. You're talking about stocks for the M14...308...and M1...30-06. Too different. You'd ruin the stock trying to make it fit.

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    « Reply #88 on: August 29, 2012, 11:19:52 PM »
    Tim Shufflin will do a Garand magazine conversion.    http://shuffsparkerizing.com/     I had him rebarrel and refinish the woodless Winchester I bought from the CMP and he does really good work.  You can see that here:  http://wethearmed.com/rifles/got-my-restored-garand-back-today!/msg179307/#msg179307

    Of course, you can probably just buy an M1A for the same amount of money and less hassle.   
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    Re: M14 - M1A Rifles
    « Reply #89 on: August 30, 2012, 08:58:27 AM »

     What about a Garand EBR? Is it even possible?



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    « Reply #90 on: August 30, 2012, 09:30:18 AM »
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    « Reply #91 on: August 30, 2012, 11:50:17 AM »
    upon seeing that picture, my first thought was,  OMG,  what &%*(%#$&($ could possibly do such a thing.   

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    « Reply #92 on: August 30, 2012, 03:02:17 PM »
    I bet it shoots great and if I could figure out how to install a DC Vortex flash hider or
    one of SEI's DC brakes on the barrel of an M1 Garand I would give it a try because
    I would love to send some .30-06 through my M14 DC sound suppressor someday.

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    « Reply #93 on: August 30, 2012, 03:35:17 PM »
    I new somebody would have done it. Now I'll just wipe the drool from my iPhone...


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    « Reply #94 on: August 30, 2012, 10:12:33 PM »


    You must live pretty far into the country if you're looking to shoot 30-06 for defense.

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    Wasn't planning on using 165 or 180gr. I was thinking more like 125gr at 3100 FPS for massive energy dump at short ranges. I suspect I wouldnt get much more than 15" of penetration at short ranges bc of bullet disruption but the permanent cavity would be impressive.
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    « Reply #95 on: September 29, 2012, 08:26:08 PM »
    So all the talk about "the one rifle" made me decide to get my build into gear. I'm sporting a RDS for the short term until I can pick up a low-power scout scope. I would love an Accupoint at the 1-4x level, but another $800 on this thing would be kind of spendy. I know Leupold has a scout scope at the same magnification for ~$400. I guess the question is whether or not that extra cash is really a big enough improvement. Also, anyone think it's better to go with a receiver mount or keep the factory scout mount?

     
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    « Reply #96 on: October 05, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »
    Fiesta Resistance, consider a Nikon 2.5-8x28 Force XR EER
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    « Reply #97 on: October 06, 2012, 12:58:41 AM »
    Can that be mounted low enough, and is the eye relief adequate for M14 use?

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    « Reply #98 on: October 06, 2012, 02:36:48 AM »


    Ugly, but I would bet it is fairly light. Probably shoots well too. That would be an interisting one to handle to get a feel for the balance and such. I don't know if I would like it but, I have to admit that the first time I handled an M1A in one of those sugly stocks I was impressed.
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    « Reply #99 on: October 06, 2012, 08:07:40 AM »
    Can that be mounted low enough, and is the eye relief adequate for M14 use?



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