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Kaptin 04-09-2009 08:08 PM

M14 Poly-Tec
 
I decided to buy a M14 style rifle and have two choices right now. I can get a used PolyTec that looks like its in pretty good shape for $950, or I can buy a new Springfield Armory for $1650.

I would like to save the money, but I dont want to buy a POS. I had a Norinco SKS back in the 90's that was a pretty good gun, but ...

What do I do? Is the new SA that much better?
The SA model is the standard with black stock
Springfield Armory

robocop10mm 04-09-2009 08:21 PM

If I remember correctly, the Polytech's had inconsistanty/improperly heat treated receivers. Some had bolt issues. Replacement with a GI bolt corrected that part. There were (and perhaps still are) some shops that would strip down your receiver and properly heat treat it. I do not know if there was a serial number series that had more or less problems.
I'm sure there are a few folk more learned than I on these guns.

Dillinger 04-09-2009 08:24 PM

*paging matt g*

This thread is RIGHT up his alley. He hasn't shut up about that damn rifle in 6 months. :D

OP - Hang on for a bit, we got a guy here who has done all the leg work for you....

JD

Kaptin 04-09-2009 08:48 PM

cool...thanks for the quick replies ... I should get my check tomorrow and hopefully both guns will still be available...i will be waiting for more input

fragout 04-09-2009 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaptin (Post 92806)
I decided to buy a M14 style rifle and have two choices right now. I can get a used PolyTec that looks like its in pretty good shape for $950, or I can buy a new Springfield Armory for $1650.

I would like to save the money, but I dont want to buy a POS. I had a Norinco SKS back in the 90's that was a pretty good gun, but ...

What do I do? Is the new SA that much better?
The SA model is the standard with black stock
Springfield Armory

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