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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question LRB M14SA or M25?

I'm trying to decide on which receiver to get; LRB M14SA or M25. I have a JAE stock on the way and a NF F1 50mm scope. I want to use the irons without removing the scope but I'm told that really isn't an option. So is the M25 the best bet?

Since I'll be using a Krieger barrel I was thinking of going medium weight versus heavy,(both are the same price), in case I change stocks for whatever reason, ( Sage, Mc Millan, etc). What are your thoughts? Pros & cons?

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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Just take the scope off when you want to use irons. No point shooting with irons with scope attached. Very difficult to do with that 50mm objective anyways. therefore, get the M25.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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I had (had to sell :( ) an M25 with a Krieger med weight. It was an incredible rifle. If it's going I be primarily scoped, especially that kind of quality glass, I vote for the M25

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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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I have 4 M25's, so...

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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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going to use a scope?

can afford a m25?


then get the m25!

its the best scope solution on the whole platform IMO
drop some good cash on a quick detachable scope mount to go on the m25 mount.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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If you're building a rifle primarily for scoped use, I'd get the M25. I like LRB's M25 over SAI's now discontinued M25 due to the fact that it properly has iron sights as an option, in case somehow your scope is disabled. I'd get the heavy Krieger also.
If you want an all around M14, I'd get a second one later that you can modify or change stocks as you like. The parts you have chosen should make a fine dedicated scoped rifle though, and I'd go with the M25 first and keep it one way.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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No doubt a 25 for that stock and barrel combo. Might want to think about a muzzle break as well to reduce the muzzle climb.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #8
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M25 for sure. You can easily take the scope off for shooting irons. The one and only thing missing is the clip guide. I haven't used the guide since 1967 so for me it is no loss. In my opinion this is the best rifle available any where. I have 4 of them and intend to add another few this coming Winter building season.http://

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Old July 20th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #9
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I'll vote M25 also. But I'd get rings like Badger Ordnance and just carry a cut down 1/2" wrench and witness mark the nuts. I've got ARC M3 rings and have witness marked the screws, they return to zero every time. They may take me a few extra seconds to remove, but I just feel better having a solid torque spec. Maybe if I find QR rings I actually like, I'll change my mind. I also like the M25 since it lets you get the scope about as low as possible. The only thing lower is the ARMS 18.

As for the barrel, I've had both and definitely recommend the medium weight barrel. The rifle is already going to be a tank, so no need to add more to it, and future interchangeability are the main reasons.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #10
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I'm old school. Get the 14SA and buy a Sadlak mount. I have a Brookfield on mine,

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Old July 20th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #11
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I'd go with the M25 and QD rings.

Medium weight barrel for sure.

I have that combination and it works very well.

I opted for Leupold QD rings.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #12
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For quick detatch scope mount and rings, I use the ARMS#22 lever mount on a couple of my M25s. Returns to zero without having to duplicate torque like other mounts.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Ive been leaning toward the M25 anyway, looks like a more solid and clean setup . . . just needed to make sure it was the right move. Now for the barrel. Medium or Heavy . . . With the G3 stock and NF-F1 the rifle is already heavy so I just need to figure out if the added weight of the Heavy Barrel is of any real gain. As for the muzzle break, I am looking at the JPTRE-5.58S.925. Should go nice with the stainless barrel.

nf1 - I like the Arms setup. I was thinking of Larue or GG&G as well. As far as stand rings go, what height can I get away with so that I clear the rear sight and the objective clears the handguard?

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Old July 20th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #14
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I am using med. I took the cheek riser off the wood stock for photo.

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M25. Then a M14 later. You will be pleased.

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