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M14/M1a smiths and armors'

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Where can I get a sub Moa m14/m1a built and for how much? I'd like it around the $2,000 range.
  2. BruceB

    BruceB Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    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.
  3. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    At The Range
    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,
  4. lipadj46

    lipadj46 Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    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.
  5. MTMilitiaman

    MTMilitiaman Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Missoula, Montana
    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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