How many M14s is too many? my collection...


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skipbo32
August 22, 2010, 11:59 PM
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/skipbo32/DSC03869.jpg

all standard M1As.

the third is sporting a leupold mark 4 scope with bassett mount.

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skipbo32
August 23, 2010, 12:04 AM
bump: springfield m1a m14 leupold aimpoint bassett mount smith enterprises cheek rest

Aren't we all
August 23, 2010, 12:09 AM
X + 1. :) and when in doubt get more!


Nice M1a's:D

Zanad
August 23, 2010, 12:12 AM
now you gotta get the m1a variantas like the soccom and the scout. in short, no you dont have too many.

Zundfolge
August 23, 2010, 12:13 AM
3 is one too many ... I can PM you the address of my FFL so you can ship one there and get yourself right with the universe. :evil:

General Geoff
August 23, 2010, 12:21 AM
How many is too many?


When you have more M14s than rounds of 7.62 NATO. :D

LeonCarr
August 23, 2010, 12:51 AM
Buy some more. The second one with the Aimpoint would look just like the one in Blackhawk Down if you put it in a McMillan stock.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

skipbo32
August 23, 2010, 01:26 AM
Leon,
well actually i have a stock for that one that i painted after Blackhawk Down....and the one in the movie was not a McMillan stock.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/skipbo32/charlene1.jpg

bigalexe
August 23, 2010, 01:46 AM
Not trying to threadjack but I have an M14/M1A question.

I always see pictures of the optics on M14 rifles with the optics mounted way forward like the 2nd one down in the OP. I have never seen one with an optic mounted toward the rear like the bottom of the OP. Is there a reason it is hard to mount a regular scope?

HappyHunting
August 23, 2010, 02:15 AM
I think it is just a pain during maintenance and an extra expense on an already expensive rifle to have another piece of metal over the receiver.

HH

RhinoDefense
August 23, 2010, 02:18 AM
I've got a few dozen myself. Several with the "boogie switch" as you youngsters call it. Fun guns to shoot.

skipbo32
August 23, 2010, 02:50 AM
bigalexe.

well, the M14 is a battle riffle and when designed, didnt have optic mounting friendly ergonomics. these guns have always had issues with holding their zero when scopes are mounted (traditionaly on top of the receiver). i have the bassett mount which has proved well however. also, when mounting near the rear, it raises your sight picture and the stock was designed for a low profile of aim (iron sights).....so you need to modify your stock by putting a cheek pad on there.

the reason i put the aimpoint up front is so it sits low (not having to add a cheek pad) and i can co-witness with my irons if my battery dies on the aimpoint.

harmon rabb
August 23, 2010, 05:49 AM
Too many guns? No such thing.

MaterDei
August 23, 2010, 06:04 AM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

LHRGunslinger
August 23, 2010, 06:10 AM
Too....many....M14's.....? ~head explodes~

madcratebuilder
August 23, 2010, 07:27 AM
Too....many....M14's.....? ~head explodes~

I agree. I'm just getting started.

I always see pictures of the optics on M14 rifles with the optics mounted way forward like the 2nd one down in the OP. I have never seen one with an optic mounted toward the rear like the bottom of the OP. Is there a reason it is hard to mount a regular scope?

I depends on what forum your hanging out at. Most M14 shooters I know use the standard scope location. The forward mount is popular on the SOCOM type rifles. Check out M14firingline.com, home of the M1A/M14.

There are several quality scope mount manufacturers today. There are problems with the outside dimensions of the receiver being out of spec, this can cause all kinds of mounting problems. You can get a inspection kit and then have the mount machined for any variations in the receiver.

The iron sights on the M14 are hard to beat, either standard or NM are easy to use and many shooters use them at very long ranges successfully.

You really need at least two M1A/m14's, one with irons and one with glass.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/2M1As.jpg

LeonCarr
August 23, 2010, 07:42 AM
The one in the movie was a painted wooden stock?

engineerbrian
August 23, 2010, 07:49 AM
You only have 3 !!!!!

kmcintosh78
August 23, 2010, 07:57 AM
What is too many? This does not register.
Do you have a fever maybe? Are you feeling ok?

hso
August 23, 2010, 08:00 AM
Dunno yet.:evil:

LeonCarr
August 23, 2010, 08:53 AM
Skipbo32,

I will meet you halfway. It looks like a painted GI type fiberglass stock from what I can tell looking at the DVD :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Z-Michigan
August 23, 2010, 10:06 AM
Only three??? What's the question again?

Dave P
August 23, 2010, 10:28 AM
I don't think you have a problem :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v371/Finster123/M14s/general/P1011977.jpg

StoneDog
August 23, 2010, 11:18 AM
This thread is killing me! I really want, no, need! an m1a.

Let's see... sell the AR and extra mags... sell the ammo, brass and reloading gear... nope, still can't afford one... :-(

skipbo32
August 23, 2010, 11:47 AM
Dave P....run me through your collection. what are those?(brand) i noticed that some have red writing on the heel of the receiver. are they all different models?

Leon...a McMillian stock is what the Marines use. those stocks have a very thick and heavy foregrip. also most of the ones i have seen are a green fiberglass stock with a pistol gip.

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