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Old 05-17-2012, 04:39   #1
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My new Blackfeather RS chassis is on the way

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Old 05-17-2012, 07:00   #2
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Damn SWEET chassis system there! Are they already in full production? LeAve it to the Canucks to make a quality stock that weighs just shy of 3#'s! I can't wait to see your review along with some vids.

I'm waiting for my 1st M1A to show any day now. It's a Scout model, all SAI stock, synthetic stock, 5 mags, in the 242xxx serial number range.

I came across a great deal on a Vltor stock & gen II (maybe) III SAI scope mount. Surprisingly, I found some awesome deals for a mix of CMI (used & new in package) mags as well as a 10 & 25 rounder in that lot. Shoot the second lot/deal I found were CMI along with some "W" marked GI mags.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:48   #3
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My Blackfeather RS should arrive sometime next week... this extended wait has allowed me to think over my plans and I've changed them. I've decided to use my CQB-16 barreled action for this build. This should give me the lightest and shortest BF RS configuration possible. I have not decided on what butt stock or optic I'm going to use yet.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:08   #4
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The basic chassis arrived with the op rod guide installed and it weighs 2 lbs 3.2 oz.





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Old 12-13-2012, 06:26   #5
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Old 12-13-2012, 16:45   #6
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So you and I were among the first 12 in the US. Have you seen anything of the others?
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Old 12-13-2012, 19:34   #7
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Originally Posted by scottybaccus View Post
So you and I were among the first 12 in the US.
Have you seen anything of the others?
I always liked the dirty dozen... there is a guy from Kentucky (I think) posting over on M14 forum.
I think he was the 1st Yank to receive a stock.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:05   #8
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Review: Blackfeather "RS"

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Old 08-05-2014, 15:10   #9
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Arrow US Blackfeather "RS"

The BIG news is that the Blackfeather "RS" can now be imported into the United States without BATF paperwork. Frank at M14.ca invited me to be the Blackfeather "RS" dealer for the entire US... I accepted

M14EBR.US is importing the "RS" kit ONLY. All other Blackfeather items continue to be available exclusively from M14.ca ... The advantages accrued by US customers are a lower out of pocket cost for the "RS" kit, no BATF paperwork, and no 5+ week wait.

My Flat Dark Earth "RS" pictured below was the 1st kit imported into the US without BATF paperwork. I am waiting for a color matching (FDE) Long Sight Plan (LSP) top cover rail to arrive before I can finish my build.



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Old 09-13-2014, 07:00   #10
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My color matched LSP should arrive next week





Here is a new Video Review by: Tony Ben

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PGxmeyDYvU



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Old 09-29-2014, 07:06   #12
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Looks Great H2O MAN, for Old Folk Like Me that don't have much use for Iron Sights it could be a winner. From the pic's it looks like the Scope sits a bit higher than on the CASM. I'll be waiting to hear how it holds up. What's the beast tip the scales at as pictured? Always a good time following your M14 adventures.
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I am one of those who is vision challenged but it seems to me that is alot of unnecessary items to have on a firearm,it does look sweet though
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:52   #15
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Originally Posted by A/J/S/USNRet View Post
Looks Great H2O MAN, for Old Folk Like Me that don't have much use for Iron Sights it could be a winner. From the pic's it looks like the Scope sits a bit higher than on the CASM. I'll be waiting to hear how it holds up. What's the beast tip the scales at as pictured? Always a good time following your M14 adventures.
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I am one of those who is vision challenged but it seems to me that is alot of unnecessary items to have on a firearm,it does look sweet though


Both of you are on the right track.

I am NOT a scope guy and I probably could/should have spent the time & money to find the correct height rings that would line up with the 1.25" cheek riser I have and eliminate the LaRue riser.

Here is an example of how low the optic could go. The rear objective on this particular Vortex scope is abnormally large, and it makes contact with the rail if I move it forward. Use of a different scope would allow the user to mount the optic quite a bit lower, eliminate the spacer, and probably not require a cheek riser.

If I can't get comfortable behind this scope rather quickly, and shoot well with it, I will sell it and use an Aimpoint.





What does it weigh?

The total weight as pictured broken down is 12 lb. 7.0 oz.
The optic, rings & spacer are 2 lb. 6.8 oz. by themselves.
The bi-pod in the earlier picture weighs 12.6 oz.



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Old 10-06-2014, 06:42   #16
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:05   #17
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Now that right there is a modern day M1A! Nice!
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:27   #18
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Exclamation HBA for the Blackfeather RS

I was one of those select M14.ca customers that received their new high butt-stock adapter.

Removing the original adapter & replacing it with the HBA was quick, and easy. This new adapter lines the butt stock up with the LSP in a way that eliminates my need to add a cheek riser. The Aimpoint Comp M4 uses its factory mount without the spacer. It sits on a 5/8" riser from LaRue. It's a comfortable, natural feeling set up for me - I'm dialed in



The original adapter weighs 4.6 oz. The new, and much larger HBA weighs 5.0 oz.
The weight reducing machining on this part is impressive.
The same can be said for the entire system.

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:21   #19
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H2O MAN , How does the rail work out with a Mil-Spec Day Scope (8541) and a AN/PVS-22? Looks like it's got enough room.
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H2O MAN , How does the rail work out with a Mil-Spec Day Scope (8541) and a AN/PVS-22? Looks like it's got enough room.
I don't see a problem, there is plenty of real-estate to work with.

The ARMY runs that set-up on their EBRs... the LSP has about two additional
inches of rail on the front end, and it reaches further back than and EBR rail.
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This thread had completely revitalized by interest in the M1a platform and in all likelihood will eventually cost me over $2,000, probably closer to $3,000.
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This thread had completely revitalized by interest in the M1a platform and in all likelihood will eventually cost me over $2,000, probably closer to $3,000.
The day scope runs over 3k the night vision around the same, then you have to add the cost of the weapons system. Hate to be the messenger, but don't disregard the message.
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It's not the scope that has my interest, it's the ergonomics of the stock. I really can't spend the money needed to match H20 MAN's rifle (at least without letting other things suffer), and a more modest build fits my needs better anyway. I'll start a separate thread if my thoughts become more concrete than imaginary speculation to keep from detracting from the excellent build here. I'll just leave it by saying that it's a very intriguing combination of the best ergonomics of the M1a/M14 and AR platforms, and the track record of the M1a is legendary.
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