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This is a discussion on Traditional Vietnam M14 Sniper Rifles within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Very very nice.I LUV sniper varients. I too have the M84 set up and the Leatherwood ART II set up.Also have an AN-PVS 2 set ...


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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #46
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Very very nice.I LUV sniper varients. I too have the M84 set up and the Leatherwood ART II set up.Also have an AN-PVS 2 set on a rifle with the E2 stock.The Leatherwood sits on a rifle that uses an original epoxy impregnated,camo painted sniper stock. I need to raise cash for the Redfield AR-TEL set to be Nam correct.All 3 of my late 1980s Armscorp/TRW rifles are set up as snipers.
I originally bought my Leatherwood thinking it would be Nam era correct,,,but later learned they came out in about 1974,and didn't see time in Nam.
My G&H base has the original M1Cs rifle serial number stamped on it.Talk about "recycling".


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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #47
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The bottom rifle reminds me of the one I carried in Nam.
Very nice and thanks for the memories.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #48
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Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #49
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #50
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Great Pics! Thanks for the post. Some things get better with age.

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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #51
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #52
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Here is one I built on a Fulton M21 receiver.


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Old April 14th, 2017, 04:27 AM   #53
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Bump for reference.

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Old April 14th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #54
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I was the advance party for my battalion (2/504th PIR) in August of 1990 to Saudi Arabia. Two of us were issued an M21. For the life of my I can't remember who made the rifle. The optics did not fill me with confidence. The M24 at that time was just being introduced if I remember correctly. I thought Remington was ripping off the military.

I wish I had the presence of mind to pay more close attention to that rifle and telescope set up. I am now having Ted Brown build for me an M25 based on the LRB receiver. I think that it is a better solution to the mounting systems developed for the M14SA. Less error caused by tolerance stacking - if at all. I do think that it is cheaper though.
I know this is an old thread. I also used M21's in that time period, although Navy. Do you recall anything about that scope at all? I have the same issue trying to remember the components of the M21 rifles we were issued. I do recall it was a Leupold 10X mil-dot, 1 inch tube, low turrets with caps. Been bugging me for years.....as for mount/rings I can't even bring up a mental image.

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I know this is an old thread. I also used M21's in that time period, although Navy. Do you recall anything about that scope at all? I have the same issue trying to remember the components of the M21 rifles we were issued. I do recall it was a Leupold 10X mil-dot, 1 inch tube, low turrets with caps. Been bugging me for years.....as for mount/rings I can't even bring up a mental image.
Most likely scope was the Leupold M3A Ultra 10x scope, although it has a 30mm tube and not a 1-inch tube. Its the same scope used in the M24 rifle circa 1988 until 2009 or so. Here's a picture from about 1992 with the Leupold scope I mentioned on an Army M25 sniper rifle:


Reportedly on the Navy M25 rifles the B&L scope was utlized as of the early 1990s:


Here's a Navy M25 with the black stock and B&L scope that was used in Dersert Storm (picture taken in Saudi Arabia in 1991).


....the rings used in this era on 30mm scopes were the Leupold Ultra tactical rings. Hope this info helps.

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I agree with Random Guy. I was thinking that it was most likely either the L&S Ultra or the B&L in 1990.

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I've been discussing the Army Weapons Command base/G&H mount and M84 scope set-up today, so thought I would post some pictures of them back in the day.

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Cass, thanks for resurrecting this thread!
It is timely for me as I am finally finishing up my pre XM21 and XM21 sniper rifles...

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Cass, thanks for resurrecting this thread!
It is timely for me as I am finally finishing up my pre XM21 and XM21 sniper rifles...


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Wow,great pics,Thanks

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