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Old 03-18-2010, 04:20 AM   #21
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Congrats!

If you have an older "Loaded" they came with Wilson NM bbls which are outstanding bbls.

Try a Basset Picatinny mt if you want to scope it. About $150 and they work great.

I bet you can't stop at one M14. Ha.

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M14sRock, I'll bet he can't stop with one either. If he gets another one they somehow get together in the gun safe and soon there'll be three.
To the other post, standards come in a lighter weight GI type stock. The loaded rifles are in a heavier and thicker stock. Look on the Springfield web site.
Love those M14s.

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If he gets another one they somehow get together in the gun safe and soon there'll be three.
And three somehow turns into 9 or 10 before you know it. Haha.
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To the other post, standards come in a lighter weight GI type stock. The loaded rifles are in a heavier and thicker stock. Look on the Springfield web site.
Me thinks you are confusing the Super Match, with the Loaded models. I see nothing on the web site about the Loaded models having the oversize stock. And the rifle pictured is not in an oversize stock.

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Me thinks you are confusing the Super Match, with the Loaded models. I see nothing on the web site about the Loaded models having the oversize stock. And the rifle pictured is not in an oversize stock.

The Loaded comes in a non-bedded NM stock. They are made by Boyds.
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The Loaded comes in a non-bedded NM stock. They are made by Boyds.
Right you are sir!
But it is not the oversize "heavy" stock.
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National Match grade in BURL WALNUT stock. I believe this is the one he's referring too., and it is heavy.

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National Match grade in BURL WALNUT stock. I believe this is the one he's referring too., and it is heavy.
I thought we were discussing the OP's rifle, not a National Match?
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Just trying to clarifying things in the thread. I thought that you were inferring only Super Matches had Heavy Burl stocks.

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To my knowledge, "burl" simply refers to the grain structure or amount of "curl" in wood versus a piece with a straight grain.
Burl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I see no indication (in the current offerings) that Springfield offers "Burl walnut" as an available option. They simply list "American walnut" as a stock choice. While a piece of American walnut may have a certain amount of "burl" in it, it could also simply have a straight grain.

What I was trying to clarify was this statement:

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The loaded rifles are in a heavier and thicker stock. Look on the Springfield web site.
I don't see anything on Springfield's site that mentions any difference in weight or dimensions of their walnut stocks between a std, NM, or Loaded rifle. Therefore - I was wondering where this information came from?

As opposed to this, in reference to the SM:
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Additional features include an ultra heavy air gauged Super Match barrel, custom oversized op-rod guide and maximum dimension match grade stocks available in American walnut and McMillan fiberglass.
The SM stock is huge in comparison.
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