There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by triggernick, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    I recently acquired this beauty from a fellow forum member, and am extremely proud to say that I have my very own m14 clone:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 001 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]
    go big or go home, right?

    Well today was the first day (almost) above freezing here in WI, so I had to get her to the range.
    Time: 11:00
    Temp: 30 degrees F
    Wind: >5 mph shifting directions
    Light: nice light although the reflection off the snow was interesting
    Ammo: FGMM 175 (i know it's overkill at 100 for paper, but that's what the scope was 0'ed with)
    Breakfast: Banana

    setup at the range:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 004 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]

    as you can see, a backpack used as a front rest.

    the view from my chair:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 005 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]

    They were kind enough to plow a path to our targets, which was a bonus:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 007 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Pictures of the targets are on post #5 of this thread.
     
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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice Rifle.
     
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  3. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    can others see the images? I'm working to get it corrected...
     
  4. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Nope. :confused:
     
  5. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    THe shooting

    on to the shooting, Target 1:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 008 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]
    The cold bore shot is the one at 9 o'clock and away from the group...

    Target 2:
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    Range Trip 2.12.11 009 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr
    Cold bore shot at 10:30, not as good a group, but not terrible.

    Target 3:
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 010 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]
    cold bore at 9 o'clock again.

    I think we understand each other. I can't wait to put some rounds down range when I don't mind spending ALL DAY at the range, was a bit chilly for that today. I'm pretty excited to get to work with the irons on this beast too, was too wussy to spend more time out than I had.

    I tried some Prvi Partizan .308 (again 175 for consistency), but wasn't too impressed (about minute of Grapefruit):
    [​IMG][/url] Range Trip 2.12.11 011 by nlcarlisle005, on Flickr[/IMG]

    other rifles were shot on this trip, but nothing worth noting.
    All-in-all, was a great day at the range!!
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations on the new rifle. It looks like you two will get along just fine.
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Outstanding!! Is it an M21, or just in an M21 stock? M25?

    Lets see some close up pics of the action area and mount.

    Barrel markings? Trigger group markings?

    Palmetto State Armory has your 175gr FGMM on sale for $19.99 per box.

    edit-Disregard my questions, I know where you got it. You lucky stiff.
     
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  8. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    I will post some specs just for any other inquiring minds:

    Rifle Nomenclature:

    built by CWO John Miller
    LRB M25 Receiver
    Barrel: Gene Barnett Heavy Match 22” 1:10 four groove, selected by Major Homer D. Gaines. Krieger barrel rejected—(heavy pattern CM 1:10 four groove. )
    Bolt: new HRT— TRW bolt rejected--it was too long for the heavy Barnett and pressure buildup too high.
    Unitized Gas cylinder, USAMU method. Supplied USMC style rejected
    Trigger Group: TRW match tuned 4.5lbs matching serial number with receiver
    Op Rod: TRW
    Op Rod Match Spring guide: Sadlak
    Flash Suppressor NM reamed: USGI
    Complete NM rear sight assembly: SEI—John said these are excellent sights.
    NM Front sight assembly .062 USGI
    Gas Piston & Gas Plug: SEI
    Stock: Springfield Armory M21 sniper, Black Walnut. Stamped with matching serial number of rifle behind heel, Armorer’s cartouche stamped on underside of grip.
    Versa-Pod Picatinny Rail with Sling Swivel M14: Custom steel plate running inside stock to secure rail.
    Bipod: SEI Lightweight QD MIL STD 1913 Bipod
    Sling: OD Turner National Match Service Rifle All Weather Sling (AWS)
    Match Conditioning procedures: Too detailed for the scope of this post: Reference Chapter 10 of M14 Owners Guide
     
  9. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    You have a seriously badazzed stick there. I gotta go sit down now.
     
  10. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    whats her name? :D
    "she is a beaut Clark"

    love the classic wood and the cheek rest.
     
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  11. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    I'm thinking about naming her "BERTHA" ....she's a heavy girl... over 15 lbs for sure.

    I wouldnt want to do much more than shoot from a bench with her.

    Anyone selling a M1A bush rifle?? :D
     
  12. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    I personally love the M14 fired an oldie from 1960's first time shooting it no one told me it was also full auto scared the living hell out of me. But once it was on semi I loved it, there really nice guns to shoot accurate, the only real thing I didn't like was the weight.
     
  13. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    i've always wanted one of these...if you don't mind me asking, what price did you pay?
     
  14. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    She is a beauty no matter what her weight, but good lord....over 15 pounds??

    You would have to work out with her in order to carry her into a fight!
     
  15. triggernick

    triggernick New Member

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    the price was $4500 (with the scope)...
    which is a steal considering the receipt for the scope shows $2700 with all the options on it.
    The cost to reproduce the rifle would be close to $4500 plus all the time in acquiring all the parts in good condition. Heck the receiver alone is over $1000 plus a 6 month wait.

    I was piecing together a build, and trying to figure how I would ever see the finish of this project and who I would have build the thing, when she went up for sale with everything that I was thinking about putting on my build, and WAY better optics that I would have bought at a price I could afford, and NO wait time. He also happened to live 20 miles away from me, everything kinda fell into place! IT WAS FATE! Excuse me while I hit the gym so I can hold this thing!
     
  16. pranc2

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    i guess that price when i 1st saw her yesterday. on the head too. she was worth every penny. would love to own one.

    little personal story...
    my father was in the marine corps in the late 60's and trained with the m-14 and one qualifying day after he had returned from vietnam he put 14 out of 15 on a 20 inch target at 500m. iron sights. to this day he speaks so high of m-14 and personally indifferent of the m-16. :D