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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by skipbo32, Aug 22, 2010.

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  1. skipbo32

    skipbo32 Member

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    all standard M1As.

    the third is sporting a leupold mark 4 scope with bassett mount.
     
  2. skipbo32

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    bump: springfield m1a m14 leupold aimpoint bassett mount smith enterprises cheek rest
     
  3. Aren't we all

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    X + 1. :) and when in doubt get more!


    Nice M1a's:D
     
  4. Zanad

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    now you gotta get the m1a variantas like the soccom and the scout. in short, no you dont have too many.
     
  5. Zundfolge

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    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:
     
  6. General Geoff

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    How many is too many?


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

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    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,
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  8. skipbo32

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    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.

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  9. bigalexe

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    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?
     
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  10. HappyHunting

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    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
     
  11. RhinoDefense

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    I've got a few dozen myself. Several with the "boogie switch" as you youngsters call it. Fun guns to shoot.
     
  12. skipbo32

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    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.
     
  13. harmon rabb

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    Too many guns? No such thing.
     
  14. MaterDei

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. LHRGunslinger

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    Too....many....M14's.....? ~head explodes~
     
  16. madcratebuilder

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    I agree. I'm just getting started.

    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.

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  17. LeonCarr

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    The one in the movie was a painted wooden stock?
     
  18. engineerbrian

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    You only have 3 !!!!!
     
  19. kmcintosh78

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    What is too many? This does not register.
    Do you have a fever maybe? Are you feeling ok?
     
  20. hso

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    Dunno yet.:evil:
     
  21. LeonCarr

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    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
     
  22. Z-Michigan

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    Only three??? What's the question again?
     
  23. Dave P

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    I don't think you have a problem :)

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  24. StoneDog

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    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... :-(
     
  25. skipbo32

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    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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