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Old 09-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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Here's mine, I had mine fitted with a Picatinnay rail, the reason why??
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Here's mine, I had mine fitted with a Picatinnay rail, the reason why??

Because of this.............
Very nice! Handloads?
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They are a pleasure to shoot. They are also easy enough to maintain. I get a special thrill out of shooting this one. I especially like bouncing a pop can around via rapid-fire at 100 yards.

For those of you who are not familiar with these rifles, do not EVER confuse M-14 with ""Mini 14". Some of us get a little irritated when we hear this.
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The "Mini-14" only resembles the M-14/M1A on a cosmetic level. The M1A is an expensive rifle to produce which is one reason the US was willing to abandon it as a service rifle.
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Very nice! Handloads?
Yes, I use 42 grs. of Vihitavouri N-135, Nosler Custom Comp 168 gr. bullets and CCI Benchrest primers with a well prepped case.
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For those of you who are not familiar with these rifles, do not EVER confuse M-14 with ""Mini 14". Some of us get a little irritated when we hear this.
if you just look at the price tag, you should never confuse an m-14/m1a with a mini 14. don't get "snooty" now.....

i would love an m-14/m1a. but i have still never managed to justify the price myself, and i've never really heard a strong argument from anyone that justifies it either. i bought BOTH my mini 14 and AR-15 for less than ONE quality M1A/M-14. that kinda leaves you scratching your head as to why?..... hard for me to part with $1500-2500, when you can buy 2-5 quality firearms for the same price range (example, you could have an AR-15 (700-800), shotgun(200-400), and bolt action 308(300-500) for about an equal price).

***but...bottom line, if the BUYER thinks its worth it....its all good!***

and they are bad @ss, no doubt. honestly, i'm probably just jealous....
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We amy also not want to confuse M1As with M14s. M14s do have a selector switch and finding and buying a transferable one after going through the paperwork and paying for the tax stamp, will set you back much more than $2500.
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I've wanted an M14 since I was 12, and I still want one. I've come close to getting an M1A on several occasions since that's the closest I'll get to an M14. I even tried to have an M1A loaded ordered a couple of weeks ago but my local gun shop couldn't get one through their dealer. But I have to admit that I do have a hard time with the price. I believe the gun is worth the price. It is considerably more to manufacture than most guns including the mini14, which I do have, but it also costs more to manufacture than most other guns.

The thing I have a hard time with isn't so much the price because that gun as manufactured does cost more. I have a hard time justifying my getting that gun. I just don't need that gun that badly. But I will eventually get one (very soon).

The one thing I try to keep in mind is that quality costs more. That doesn't mean other guns that cost less don't function great. I love my mini14 and it has performed flawlessly. But quality isn't all function. Quality is going beyond the minimum necessary for function.
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Quality is going beyond the minimum necessary for function.
Well said TLuker!!!
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Just my opinion, but I believe that most .308s on the AR-10 platform are of equal quality to the M1A.

But they are more modern designs, and therefore easier, and less expensive to manufacture. ( again, time=money) My LR 308-MP4 weighs several pounds less than the M1A I had previously, but shoots just as well and is just as reliable. And it's far, far easier to maintain, especially in the field.
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