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Old 04-26-2012, 10:45   #26
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Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post


I've got the M1A that I want. It's an early Springfield Armory standard model. No "loaded," no "match grade," no shorty model, no scope. Only one opinion but I do like the better ballistics rendered from the standard length barrel and prefer to keep the muzzle blast farther away from me so don't want anything to do with any of the short-barreled versions. Compactness is over-rated in my view and wouldn't likely actually be as enjoyable to shoot over the long term.

This rifle is equipped with an SAK 1-69 barrel and is good for 1 1/2-inch 5-shot groups at 100 yards from a bench rest, 1 1/4-inch if I'm really in the shooting mood.

It's been a dependable rifle for high-power competition shooting at the local level and is great fun for long range plinking sessions from a canyon rim.

where in the U.S. you plinking ......
I have an M14 in 7mm08 and another 308 in all of two sringfield
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:27   #27
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CQB-16 EBR type SEI

I consider myself fortunate to own more than one M14 at this given time.
However, if I had to choose just 1 and only one I think I would keep this one
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:42   #28
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Old 05-08-2012, 18:01   #29
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Excellent selection!
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I have two Springfield Armory Super Match rifles and a SA Loaded model. The rear sight on the Loaded will be replaced with a SA National Match rear sight, which will turn the Loaded model into a National Match model, in a composite stock instead of the wood stock.

My hands are wide, with short fingers, so I like the feel of the composite stock in my hands, better than I like Springfield's other stocks. However, the SA composite stock needs to be stiffened up quiet a bit, especially in the forearm.

Springfield's composite stock needs some serious glass bedding help, to bring out the accuracy of the M1A.

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Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post


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Compactness is over-rated in my view and wouldn't likely actually be as enjoyable to shoot over the long term.
I couldn't have said it better myself...

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37   #32
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I came across a guy on Gunbroker yesterday that sells all sorts of SEI parts,
barreled actions and complete rifles. It looks like he's offering a great value.
M14 SEI SDM Rifle w/Fiberglass. $2984 : Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com

I have never spoken with or dealt with Crocs Gunshop.
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My M1A is a Standard that was built in 1994. Using the part number list on Different's web site it appears most of the parts are USGI.
I selected a Standard as it most closely resembled the M-14 that was my Army basic training rifle, the M-14 was also my issue rifle in a stateside artillery unit in 1968-69.
The only accessories I have added are a Vietnam era web sling and an issue M-6 bayonet.
When I hold her in my arms, once again I am 19 years old and invincible.

I was issued an M-16A1 for my adventure in 'Nam, and while I lusted long and hard for an M-14, I have absolutely no desire to own an AR.
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Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
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When I hold her in my arms, once again I am 19 years old and invincible.

I was issued an M-16A1 for my adventure in 'Nam, and while I lusted long and hard for an M-14, I have absolutely no desire to own an AR.
After training with an M-14, I was issued an M-16 in Vietnam. While I shoot my AR regularly, my M1A will always be my favorite rifle.
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M1A loaded with a stainless barrel with a troy tri rail, Spring field 4x14x56 scope.

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Old 09-05-2012, 16:06   #36
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Originally Posted by wlhawk View Post
After training with an M-14, I was issued an M-16 in Vietnam. While I shoot my AR regularly, my M1A will always be my favorite rifle.
I am reconfiguring one of my 22" M14 rifles in such a way that will make any Vietnam vet proud. It will be in a pristine Winchester Walnut stock with one of HAWK's dummy selector kits, a slotted hand guard and a lugged GI flash hider with a real deal USGI M14 bayonet.

The serial number on this particular rifle is 1965

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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
I am reconfiguring one of my 22" M14 rifles in such a way that will make any Vietnam vet proud. It will be in a pristine Winchester Walnut stock with one of HAWK's dummy selector kits, a slotted hand guard and a lugged GI flash hider with a real deal USGI M14 bayonet.

The serial number on this particular rifle is 1965

It takes me back to another time.
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