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Old 11-23-2008, 06:00 AM   #11
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I just took a trip around the web today. Smiths and Fultons can be had for what used Norincos and Polys can.
Huh?

I paid $3600 for my Smith Enterprise.
Norincos and Polys are typically under $1,000, unless they have already had the USGI bolt upgrade done, or come with a LOT of other swag.
I paid an even $1,000 (this September) for my Springfield Armory Socom and it was posted for sale, at that price, on a public forum.
And there are good deals on Springfield Armory Loaded models, used. $1,200 to $1,300 is not uncommon.

M14's are not dirt cheap, but they can be had for very reasonable prices. And they are worth every penny.
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Huh?

I paid $3600 for my Smith Enterprise.
Norincos and Polys are typically under $1,000, unless they have already had the USGI bolt upgrade done, or come with a LOT of other swag.
I paid an even $1,000 (this September) for my Springfield Armory Socom and it was posted for sale, at that price, on a public forum.
And there are good deals on Springfield Armory Loaded models, used. $1,200 to $1,300 is not uncommon.

M14's are not dirt cheap, but they can be had for very reasonable prices. And they are worth every penny.
How does your Smith spec out? I was quoted considerably less for a MILSPEC Crazy Horse built on an LRB double lugged receiver, no optics.
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How does your Smith spec out? I was quoted considerably less for a MILSPEC Crazy Horse built on an LRB double lugged receiver, no optics.
My Smith Enterprise is one of the original Smith Enterprise rifles, not one of the new ones built on LRB's.
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My Smith Enterprise is one of the original Smith Enterprise rifles, not one of the new ones built on LRB's.
That explains the difference in cost.
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That explains the difference in cost.
What price did they quote you for a Crazy Horse? Was it with optics, or without? USGI synthetic stock? Was the whole thing M80HT treated?
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Ron quoted about $2800 for an 18" chrome moly barrelled Crazy Horse as they deliver them to the Army without the optics or scope mounts and with a Cali friendly muzzle break and a USGI fiberglass stock. Oddly enough, they don't sell Leupold stuff to civilians.

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Ron quoted about $2800 for an 18" chrome moly barrelled Crazy Horse as they deliver them to the Army without the optics or scope mounts and with a Cali friendly muzzle break and a USGI fiberglass stock. Oddly enough, they don't sell Leupold stuff to civilians.
That price seems about right. If you are mounting optics you may want to check out an M25 receiver. Cheaper than buying a rifle and a mount, and WAY better.
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That price seems about right. If you are mounting optics you may want to check out an M25 receiver. Cheaper than buying a rifle and a mount, and WAY better.
I Really like the Smith wire EDM, NSN mounts. I like the fact that you can use your irons with a scope mounted. I'm looking for a quick rifle anyway, not necessarily something to hit targets at 600+ m.

I'm looking to throw a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5X20 or Mark 4 1.5-5X20 MR/T M2 on it. Realistically, any targets that I'd be engaging would be 600 m or less.
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I Really like the Smith wire EDM, NSN mounts. I like the fact that you can use your irons with a scope mounted. I'm looking for a quick rifle anyway, not necessarily something to hit targets at 600+ m.

I'm looking to throw a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5X20 or Mark 4 1.5-5X20 MR/T M2 on it. Realistically, any targets that I'd be engaging would be 600 m or less.
The SEI mount is excellent and will serve you well. If you aren't planning to use a scope all the time the SEI, Sadlak, GDI, Brookfield or Bassett will all be fine.

The M25 will allow use of the irons though if you have rings that work. And it will never work loose.
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