M14/M1a smiths and armors'


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sprice
March 7, 2009, 02:03 PM
Where can I get a sub Moa m14/m1a built and for how much? I'd like it around the $2,000 range.

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BruceB
March 7, 2009, 03:10 PM
The best source I've found for M14/M1A info is www.m-14forum.com

Go there, register, and ask away. They're just as friendly as the group here, and infinitely knowledgeable about their favorite rifle type.

LeonCarr
March 7, 2009, 03:12 PM
Buy a standard M1A and reloading stuff (should be under 2000 bucks) and you will have a sub MOA M1A, and cheaper ammo too :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

lipadj46
March 7, 2009, 04:49 PM
Well you can go many different routes and end up with a good sub MOA rifle:

1) Buy an accurized LRB M14 from LRB. I am not sure what they are going for now but they started at around $2200 to your dealer and then it depends if your dealer wants a cut. Add more for a match barrel, trigger job, unitized gas cylinder and receiver bedding or you can buy a stock that does not require bedding (add $800), Add more for a M25 receiver (built in scope rail), or lugs. A NM model model will probably be around $3000.

2) Buy a receiver from LRB and send to SEI or Warbirds. Receivers start at $820 and go $1100 (dealer pricing). The sky is the limit and you will be well over $2000 easily with both unless you have your own parts. SEI is more expensive than Warbirds

3) Buy a Chinese M14 for ~$750 (Norinco or Polytech) and send to Warbirds or SEI to customize. To be safe you should have your bolt replaced with a USGI (there is much arguement over this). With a match barrel and the rest of the work (bedding, trigger job, gas unitization etc.). You may be able to come out around $2000 from Warbirds.

4) Buy an SAI NM or Supermatch. No idea what they are going for these days they used to be around $2000 for the regular NM.

5) Buy a Loaded SAI M1A and bed the action yourself and either unitize the gas cylinder yourself or have a gunsmith do it. I am not sure what SAI Loadeds are going for these days but should be under $2000.

MTMilitiaman
March 7, 2009, 04:58 PM
My M1A Loaded shoots right at 1.5 MOA with iron sights thrown over a pack with a tight sling. With optics and maybe a little load development/selection, I have no doubt in my mind it is capable of MOA or better if the shooter is. I paid $1300 for mine, but that was a year or two ago.

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