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Old 09-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Im not considering a M14 but why the price is so high?, comparing to others rifle in that category, what make special this rifle?

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Erm...because theyre freaking amazing.

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Got a few hundred thru my M1A (M14). My rifles have always been bolt action This new world is a gas. What a battle rifle.

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spend some time at the range with one, then you will understand!

owned a M1A many years ago, and it's one of the few that i ever regret getting rid of. i would trade my AR for an M1A in a second!

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I picked up my uncle's M14 standard and was on steel at 400 open sights in the first five shots. They are amazing.

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i asked the same question on another forum.

i'm sure they are amazing....but i still don't understand the high price myself.

does wood, plastic, or steel cost more to assemble an m-14 vs a different rifle? the answer may be "higher quality/craftsmanship," but i never got real proof that proved this was the case. AND as a bonus....you get very expensive ammo!

that being said, you RARELY hear bad things about them.

i would love to own an m-14/m1a, but the gun has "priced itself out" as far as i'm concerned. i'll live with my mini 14 at about 1/3 the price.

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It is in the manufacturing cost to some degree. Milled, forged steel (or even well made cast) receivers with complex angles are kind of expensive to make. The intermediate piston and operating rod, the trigger mechanism, the sights are all a bit more complex in machining than some more modern designs.

Then barrel fitting headspacing, stock making, and more involved in hand assembly.

$1200ish for a stock standard model at the local shop by me isn't too crazy a price, compared to ARs.

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It is in the manufacturing cost to some degree. Milled, forged steel (or even well made cast) receivers with complex angles are kind of expensive to make. The intermediate piston and operating rod, the trigger mechanism, the sights are all a bit more complex in machining than some more modern designs.

Then barrel fitting headspacing, stock making, and more involved in hand assembly.

$1200ish for a stock standard model at the local shop by me isn't too crazy a price, compared to ARs.
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Im not considering a M14 but why the price is so high?, comparing to others rifle in that category, what make special this rifle?
It's a great rifle, and a very reliable one.
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It's a very good rifle. I have owned a National Match version in the past.

But in my opinion, the AR-10 platform is far superior, and less expensive.

I currently have a DPMS LR308 AP4. I am completely satisfied with it.

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