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Old 01-10-2018, 07:34 PM   #36
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Some set up's you need the clearance for gas plug removal.... no playing jart's.



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Old 01-10-2018, 10:10 PM   #37
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OP, I just transferred a new JRA today. I'll add a range report after this weekend's range time with it. Overall finish is very nice. The only parts with USGI finish are the front sight castle nut, the stock liner and buttplate assy. I haven't broken it down for contract numbers. Everything is very tight. The included magazine locks up, but requires a lot of work to remove.

Mine is almost all Bula parts with a nice, albeit light set of stampings, on the heel. Sub 2k serial. Let me know if there is something you want me to look at.
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WTF^^^^^^ does that have to do with the M14.

Oh I get it, it's the AK Files.
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I've been waiting for the G3 crowd to come by....

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Barth, with all due respect... You own some very nice firearms. With that said, your Yugo M77 is neither relevant to the discussion at hand, nor does the craptastic quality of a Yugoslavian built clone of an AK hold a candle to the M1A which is the topic of discussion here.

Everything about that rifle is outclassed by the M1A, and even as an AK fan... I can see that. So can the rest of sober America.
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I'll be the proud owner of this unfired Polytech shortly. Forged receiver, chrome lined barrel, and a three digit price tag. I know I'll be replacing some parts, first will be the flash hider. Can't wait. It will go good with my 7.62NATO Garand.

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I've been waiting for the G3 crowd to come by....

I'm a prime member of that crowd but it has no place in this thread. Do I prefer it the G3 over the M14 hell yes I have ten of them and just one M14.

Op asked about M14's not any other Rifle types. It cracks me up when someone will ask about X and get responses about A,B,C & D.
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I'm a prime member of that crowd but it has no place in this thread. Do I prefer it the G3 over the M14 hell yes I have ten of them and just one M14.

Op asked about M14's not any other Rifle types. It cracks me up when someone will ask about X and get responses about A,B,C & D.
In post 7 I had the B and C of the 7.62 NATO Triple Play but did not mention them, that was the only picture that I had with me that shows the SAI in the Sage with the Rock Ola. I mean really if you have any interest at all in history you need to own at least one of each of all three!
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In post 7 I had the B and C of the 7.62 NATO Triple Play but did not mention them, that was the only picture that I had with me that shows the SAI in the Sage with the Rock Ola. I mean really if you have any interest at all in history you need to own at least one of each of all three!
Glashaus relax I have no problem with what you post, it's all good Brother.

I'm talking about some other dip-shits who will insist telling someone to get A, B, C and D. when someone (the OP) will only ask for information for one Gun and nothing else. This will happen not only in this thread but other threads as well.

As far as Military History and owning other guns hell yes go for it.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #47
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You might say I'm kinda fond of the M14 battle-rifle.





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They're fun to shoot as long as you don't dick around with them too much. If you do, they become a money-pit that you'll never get your money back out of, no matter how much $$ you've sunk into the rifle.
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I was also looking into getting one also or a M1A, but most of the reviews I saw said they lacked in the accuracy department. Is that correct? Can they be modified to be more accurate without spending a lot of $$$.
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I was also looking into getting one also or a M1A, but most of the reviews I saw said they lacked in the accuracy department. Is that correct? Can they be modified to be more accurate without spending a lot of $$$.
I dunno to be honest.

But I have decided to most likely go with the JRA with the forged receiver. Gonna save my milk money for a few months and take the plunge.
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I was also looking into getting one also or a M1A, but most of the reviews I saw said they lacked in the accuracy department. Is that correct? Can they be modified to be more accurate without spending a lot of $$$.
They require constant turning to remain a MOA match rifle if shot a lot.

They are an excellent milspec rifle right out of the box.

3 moa is standard milspec.
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I was also looking into getting one also or a M1A, but most of the reviews I saw said they lacked in the accuracy department. Is that correct? Can they be modified to be more accurate without spending a lot of $$$.
A new Standard SAI M1A will shoot better then you can hold the rifle out of the box. The iron sights are superb, just learn how to use them. Where the problem comes in is the set of people that want to consistently make tiny little holes in paper with the M1A, then yes you do need to fiddle with it more so then other rifles, but for "combat" accuracy it is just fine.

Another picture of my Standard SAI M1A, in the Sage. I have done zero "accuracy" modifications to this rifle. It shot well in surplus M14 wood stocks and with irons. I decided to get the Sage to try something different out and I like it. It is a very consistent 2 MOA rifle and I am fine with that. I have my Rock Ola for when I want to shoot a traditional M14 with irons. It is really all about what experience you want and the level of fun and satisfaction of shooting different rifles.

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^^^ Very,very nice setup.
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nice, where does one find the faux selector?
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nice, where does one find the faux selector?
You can buy one of "Hawks" dummy kits~

http://sparrowhawkkits.com/sage-ebr-...tructions.html


I made my own from USGI selector parts I had similar to what Hawk sells.
It fills the hole in quite nice.

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awesome thanks!

I just finished this 99% Bula build. The only thing that's not Bula is the USGI unitized gas cylinder, front and rear match sights.


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Like others have said keep an eye out for a Polytech or Norinco. Forged receiver and CHF chrome lined barrel. I found one in a pawn shop in like new condition. It's a later side stamp model but very accurate, I've hit a 6" gong offhand at roughly 300 yards. The bolt issue is not as bad as it's made out to be and the Chinese eventually fixed it. The rifles are also head spaced for NATO vs. .308, I feed mine various surplus. Thinking about getting a GI walnut stock for it vs the Chu wood it comes with.
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OK, tell me about building M-14s, difficulty, parts, tools needed etc. I am considering that as well.
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OK, tell me about building M-14s, difficulty, parts, tools needed etc. I am considering that as well.
The easiest way to build one is to do with a barrelled receiver with the bolt headspaced. The one thing that most people have done for them is to have the barrel installed unless they know what they are doing. A few years ago kits were available and parts were readily available from multiple sources so that you could get everything that you needed to build your own. GI parts kits and parts have pretty much dried up although you can find them here and there. The marketplace on the M14 Forum is a good place to look. Bula Defense is making more and more parts so you could source parts from them for your build. It took me a couple of hours for me to build my Rock Ola M14 clone from a barreled receiver and a parts kit. These days you may be saving a little money doing it yourself, but mainly it is just for the satisfaction of building your own.

I just noticed that a Bula barreled receiver with Bula bolt just sold for $775 over on the M14 Forum, not a bad price.

The book “The M14 Complete Assembly Guide” is a must! It is the M14 builders Bible and will be invaluable in doing your build.

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Barth, with all due respect... You own some very nice firearms. With that said, your Yugo M77 is neither relevant to the discussion at hand, nor does the craptastic quality of a Yugoslavian built clone of an AK hold a candle to the M1A which is the topic of discussion here.

Everything about that rifle is outclassed by the M1A, and even as an AK fan... I can see that. So can the rest of sober America.
Opinions Very...
But I purposely choose this over a M1A, and no alcohol was needed - LOL!
@ $649 it was a no brainer... (did have to add a few inexpensive parts, but an adjustable gas .308 Serbian AK is the bomb - just IMHO).

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The easiest way to build one is to do with a barrelled receiver with the bolt headspaced. The one thing that most people have done for them is to have the barrel installed unless they know what they are doing. A few years ago kits were available and parts were readily available from multiple sources so that you could get everything that you needed to build your own. GI parts kits and parts have pretty much dried up although you can find them here and there. The marketplace on the M14 Forum is a good place to look. Bula Defense is making more and more parts so you could source parts from them for your build. It took me a couple of hours for me to build my Rock Ola M14 clone from a barreled receiver and a parts kit. These days you may be saving a little money doing it yourself, but mainly it is just for the satisfaction of building your own.

I just noticed that a Bula barreled receiver with Bula bolt just sold for $775 over on the M14 Forum, not a bad price.

The book “The M14 Complete Assembly Guide” is a must! It is the M14 builders Bible and will be invaluable in doing your build.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...th-clint-mckee
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I got tired of 2-3" groups out of mine so had it bedded and rebarreled:



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