What is the better deal? I'm building an m14 and can get a springfield armory inc. reciever for $525 or should I go with a lrb arms reciever? does the springfield ones have any setbacks? Is there an even better deal somewhere else?
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March 8, 2009, 09:34 PM
With SAI receivers it is always best to inspect them to ensure they are in spec. One down and dirty way of doing this is to have a USGI type scope mount like an SEI or Sadlak on hand and make sure it easily installs. That is not a terrible price for a M1A receiver they used to be $450 before the election. I believe the LRBs are $820 (dealer pricing). Is it worth the extra $300? Some would say so. I would say if you are going through the extra expense of doing a custom build go with the LRB. Why scrimp on the receiver? Honestly hough just buy a Chinese M14 and build on that. The chinese receivers will be the closest thing to a USGI receiver you will find, their barrels and triggers are nice too.
March 9, 2009, 03:06 PM
No guaranty on Springfield bare receivers.
March 9, 2009, 05:05 PM
I had three match rifles built around SA receivers that I got at Camp Perry. SA rents a building, sometimes sells receivers for a good price. Always a good price for installed match barrels.