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Old May 14th, 2017, 05:01 AM   #16
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Good looking rifle Tony!

Did you fill the selector cutout and paint the stock?
If so, you did a good job!

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Old May 14th, 2017, 05:06 AM   #17
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That's a black rifle with class.
Tony, is that a early NM or GI rear sight, and what front sight did you use?
The op rod is beefy. Is that a Bula product?

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Old May 14th, 2017, 05:12 AM   #18
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Now, get a sling on that thing and get to the range, so you can let us know how you really like it.

And, for some of iron sights are no longer an option. I've had a scout scope on my "shooter" M1 Garand for 10 years or so. Could I find/wear glasses and use iron sights? Probably. Others do. Have I tried it? Sure. Fighting the glasses moving around on my head, fighting the fogging issues, fighting the sweat dripping on the lenses and blurring my vision, etc. - plus the very real chance that I could lose my glasses when I really need them are all factors that make the scout scope a better solution for a rifle I intend to shoot and not just leave in the safe to look at occasionally.

Red dots? On an M1 or M1A? Probably not, for me anyway. The dot just doesn't offer the advantages of a scope for low light use, target identification and even seeing smaller objects that a scope does for me. I have put a DP Pro on an AR15 pistol, but haven't shot it yet.

There's a reason so many companies are selling red dot ready pistols these days. I waited a couple years before I had a couple CZ's milled for red dots and BUIS. That was two wasted years.

Let us know how it shoots.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 05:48 AM   #19
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Simple, functional & not too over the top. I like it!

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Old May 14th, 2017, 06:00 AM   #20
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non chrome lined and you cut the chambers yourself?

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Old May 14th, 2017, 06:09 AM   #21
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Looks sleek. I like it.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 06:21 AM   #22
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When I get another M1A I'm going to put a cqb dot sight on my socom. At close range that the shorter barrel is designed for it will work nicely. Nice rifle!!

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Old May 14th, 2017, 06:49 AM   #23
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Wow that is sweet

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Old May 14th, 2017, 06:50 AM   #24
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Me likey dat. Not much da rail doe.
Mee tu.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:20 AM   #25
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Sweet looking rifle Tony.

What's their hand guard made out of? Aluminum? Steel? I'm assuming metal from the picatinny rail.
Aluminum. It's only slightly heavier than a fiberglass hand guard.

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Good looking rifle Tony!

Did you fill the selector cutout and paint the stock?
If so, you did a good job!
No. This is a take-off stock from an old M1A standard. SAI had a bunch of these stocks and they filled in the selector cutout, then they textured and painted them black. This one had a rubber butt-pad and I replaced it with a GI buttplate.

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That's a black rifle with class.
Tony, is that a early NM or GI rear sight, and what front sight did you use?
The op rod is beefy. Is that a Bula product?

Cheers
They are just standard sights, front and rear. Op-rods are all the same, dimensionally. Maybe it just looks that way with the hand guard.

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non chrome lined and you cut the chambers yourself?
Correct.


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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:42 AM   #26
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She's a beaut Tony. I've been watching your YouTube videos and attempting my own build tomorrow. If all goes well, you will have put this one back into circulation as well.
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Old May 14th, 2017, 08:03 AM   #27
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Me likey dat. Not much da rail doe.
I like to have a diversified portfolio, ya know....

I built this as a fun gun or perhaps a camping or back-woods gun. It would make a good truck gun too.

I should have M21 DMR TFL0053 on the way soon. I haven't decided what it should be yet. I'm thinking of a Bula medium weight 22" in a FDE SAGE or a McMillan M2A stock, unless they send me the M4A stock. Of course that just means I'll have to buy another 2 or 3 receivers so I can build some different configurations.

Of course, I don't have a standard 22" wood stocked build.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:41 AM   #28
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Me tinks Isa bein mke da broun wuns blak too. Bez luken gud Tony.
Uz da manz.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #29
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Holy Smokes Batman! You found the right blend of old and new.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 03:58 PM   #30
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Sweet setup!

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