The intent here is to show how you've changed and improved your M14/M1A. This is a picture of the weapon as purchased. I will be attaching more photos showing the progression of what I did to mine. Gel free to show before and after pictures of your M14/M1A's!!!
I chose a Springfield scope mount, ARMS throw lever rings, and a SWFA 10x42 scope. It has their patented mil dot retical, which is great for quick shot adjustment, and range estimation!!! The turret tracking is the best I've ever used! ( not saying a ton, but it does work great). Matches the retical very well!
As you can tell, I've been documenting my steps over the past couple months for you guys. The next obstacle to overcome..... Rising the creek rest to match the scope. First I made a leather one, but I always felt it was a half ass attempt at curing the problem. So I purchased an M14 stock on line for about 25 bucks and decided to use it as the base for a permanent cure to the "raised cheek rest" problem.....
Carved and formed with carving tools, rasps, and sandpaper. Some minor adjustments with the dremal, and tapped a
Couple holes to do dowels.
(When doing hidden dowels, drill small holes in one side to start with, and slide a piece of pencil led in the snug hole and press the piece onto the stock, causing the lead to show the location for you to drill the opposing hole. )