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Old 10-14-2008, 02:05 AM   #21
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What are members' opinions on the various M1A / M14 maufacturers?

Specifically the pros and cons (compare and contrast) of Smith Ent., LRB and Springfield.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm planning to purchase in the near future.

Thanks in advance for sharing the benefit of you time and knowledge.
You can't go wrong with ANY of the ones you mentioned. PM me!
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My Fulton Armory built M14s in a Troy Industries MCS.
I never have understood the logic behind putting a buffer tube stock on a non-buffer tube rifle. I'd much rather have a folder. A folding stock makes for a much smaller package.
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I never have understood the logic behind putting a buffer tube stock on a non-buffer tube rifle. I'd much rather have a folder. A folding stock makes for a much smaller package.
Because substantially, there are two choices for M14 folders, the old Choate and the ACE based folder. Both are wobbly, unstable, fragile pieces of suck.
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Hmm, seems like a market opportunity.

I only have one M1A in standard format (pre-ban), and that's all I need. I have a couple of FAL folders and a Galil folder, and they are plenty solid.

Question: is that buffertube stock in the picture aluminum or steel? I not found the plastic or aluminum buffertube stocks to be very sturdy on the M4geries that various members of my family own. I had heard someone was making a steel version to overcome this.

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Hmm, seems like a market opportunity.

I only have one M1A in standard format (pre-ban), and that's all I need. I have a couple of FAL folders and a Galil folder, and they are plenty solid.

Question: is that buffertube stock in the picture aluminum or steel? I not found the plastic or aluminum buffertube stocks to be very sturdy on the M4geries that various members of my family own. I had heard someone was making a steel version to overcome this.
*shrugs* Having had a couple, most folding stocks are "ok" at best, the commie triangle style being about the best. Personally I think that folding weapons are best used in vehicles where your engagements are close and space is confined. Not a place you'd want to be blasting off 7.62x51/308 anyhow. There's a reason there's a guy with a belt fed in the back or on the top. The reason, for me to go the collapsing stock route is LOP and scope changes more than anything else.

The tube in that picture is an aluminum LMT offering. I've never seen one of theirs break.
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apparently I lost my first pic...

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My M1A. SWFA Super Sniper with Burris Signature Zee rings. Custom cheekpiece and recoil pad. Custom bedding and reenforced stock. Shoots extremely well with pet loads.

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With some help from Dillinger and Matt G, I think this will succeed.

Here are some pics of a few of my M14's.


Smith Enterprise NM with Krieger heavy bbl.

Springfield Armory Loaded model.

Springfield Armory NM, built by Ronnie Morris. USGI NM parts.

Springfield Armory Standard. All USGI parts, Aimpoint Comp ML3 (2MOA).

I will add a couple more, as it will only let me post 4 pictures.

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OK, that seemed to work, so here are a couple more.



LRB M25. Criterion Medium weight chrome lined 22" bbl. IOR 10X56. JAE Gen 2 Stock.

Springfield Armory Socom. Aimpoint Comp ML3 (2MOA).

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OK, that seemed to work, so here are a couple more.



LRB M25. Criterion Medium weight chrome lined 22" bbl. IOR 10X56. JAE Gen 2 Stock.

Springfield Armory Socom. Aimpoint Comp ML3 (2MOA).
Dude!
The more I see that two-toned job the more and more I like it
Can the Aimpoint be mounted further back or is it better forward like you have yours?
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