M14 / M1A

M14s, M1 Garands & Carbines, Enfields, M1903s
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Re: M14 / M1A

Post by Gunnyhiway » Sun May 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Join this website, lots of experiences and great advice for the ole M14.

https://m14forum.com/accuracy/


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Post by rentprop1 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:54 pm

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Post by Gunnyhiway » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:07 pm

Nice ! I'm droolin............................
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Post by Joecruiser » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:21 pm

I have a minty 1952 date Springfield M1A. I have not shot it. Paid a lot for it back early 2000s.

I also own an Imbell (no gear) FAL. Loved shooting her, iron sights...runs great and has the factory bipod amd carry handle....until 7.62Nato became $$$ and the milsurp become unobtainable.

But, for accuracy, it's my all orig Polytech M14. To me, it feels like a natural "point and shoot" rifle...like a 1911. They both just feel good.
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Post by Gunnyhiway » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:24 pm

I don't think they made M1As back in 1952, M1 Garands were still issued then.
SA was still developing the M14 then IIRC.
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Post by rentprop1 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 pm

1974 was the first year the M1A was available, Springfield thought they would capitalize on returning GIs who trained with an M14 in basic but were issued that POS AR15 in Vietnam :mrgreen:

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Post by NorincoKid » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:32 am

Joecruiser wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:21 pm
But, for accuracy, it's my all orig Polytech M14. To me, it feels like a natural "point and shoot" rifle...like a 1911. They both just feel good.
Alot of people complain about the Norinco / Poly M1A's , soft bolts...other small issues.

But a forged receiver and CL barrel are nice touches.

I can't even remember if I've even shot mine or not, she's dusty.

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Post by Gunnyhiway » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:00 pm

I've owned 5 SA non forged receiver M1As (M14s). I 've shot thousands of rounds thru my 1961,1962 CL barrels with excellent accuracy , no breakage or issues and have match titles to prove it.

I owned a norinco M14 at one time. It did have a crappy bolt but a nice barrel. I got a USGI bolt, lapped it in, headspace was good and fired it. It shot good but I never could get the results I wanted even after load development.

I also like American made firearms too. I'm a bit of a patriot when it comes to what shoot. All my M14s are 100% USGI parts, no imported stuff. No problem with norincos, I just didn't have a good experience with the one I bought.

IMO you need to wipe the dust off that norinco M14 and take her thru the paces !
See what she can do, I'll bet you'll be surprised !

The only non American firearm I use and like is Beretta handguns, 92 FSs and 92Gs.
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Post by Deucer01 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:26 am

Currently have two Polytechs M14S built up by Fulton/SEI, and a SA M1A Bush 18" Golden Years. I've owned an HK-91, FN FALs, and L1A1s, but much prefer the M14 type battle rifle. They're lighter, more accurate and comfortable to shoot.

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Post by rentprop1 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:20 pm

What's the going rate price for an OP rod and a bolt I saw one another form in the guy has no clue and wants an offer

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