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Old February 4th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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Are there any downsides to putting a Sage enhanced battle rifle chassis rifle stock on my M-14. I've read the good things about the Sage stock but are there any downers?

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Old February 4th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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You won't be doing much offhand shooting with it, unless you are in peak physical condition.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 05:31 PM   #3
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It will be heavy when you are done. You must decide what you want from your Rifle.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #4
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The down side is cost. If you take all the rails off it's really not that heavy as everyone says. I had one under 10 lbs with out the kydex hand guard and the three rails on it that you don't need. I loved mine just loved my McMillan more is the only reason I don't run that one.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 06:19 AM   #5
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Weight is your only concern otherwise it's good to go. I love my EBR and it has that unique look to it as well. Some people complain that it makes the m14 look like an AR but I can't see anything except that it has rails like most AR hand guards. What gun doesn't have rails these days?

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Aside from price and weight, everyone I know that EBRd their M1A absolutely loves it.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #7
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Aside from price and weight, everyone I know that EBRd their M1A absolutely loves it.
And if I had the Money I would be with the ones you know!

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I haven't seen any decent priced used ones in awhile. Just the NSG ones for a premium.

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Aside from price and weight, everyone I know that EBRd their M1A absolutely loves it.
And if they previously owned a JAE then the price and weight isn't so bad.

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I don't like the diving board style cheek rests. I like the ones that take AR stocks.

The SAGE makes the rifle very nose-heavy, but if you're shooting off a bench, or prone, this is a non-issue. If you plan on actually packing it in the woods or something, then you may or may not like it.

It's still a good chassis though and rock-solid.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #11
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I highly recommend the Sage Chassis. My JRA 18.5 DMR does real well in it.


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I don't like the diving board style cheek rests. I like the ones that take AR stocks.

The SAGE makes the rifle very nose-heavy, but if you're shooting off a bench, or prone, this is a non-issue. If you plan on actually packing it in the woods or something, then you may or may not like it.

It's still a good chassis though and rock-solid.
Interesting observation on the check rest. I also wasn't immediately comfortable with that rest. But I was conditioned to shooting match rifles that very often were mounted in Dunlap style stocks. A very solid contact point.
IMHO, I think it's a matter of confidence, and confidence has a huge effect on group size. So things can become a little tricking in evaluating performance. Still I'm big on the value of confidence because I've seen the effects of it.
Long story short, after I talked myself out of paying attention to how it felt, my groups surprisingly got noticeably better.
At the end of the day the fewer distractions the better.

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Old February 5th, 2017, 01:41 PM   #13
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Tue only down side is you will be addicted to how accurate the platform is and your other style rifles will become unused.

The RUMOR of the Sage being heavy is getting old and is usually spread by people who haven't used one. Usually someone installs the stock and then adds a big heavy variable power scope, some crazy complex bipod, and scope mount. That is where the weight comes from.

My mod 1 with a loaded 10 rd cali mag is less then 10 lbs with irons and just under 12 with the eotech. My mod o with irons came in at just under 11 with irons, and balloons to under 14 with scope.

The platform it self is not heavy. Its all the crap people put on it after they place the action in it.

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I don't like the diving board style cheek rests. I like the ones that take AR stocks.

The SAGE makes the rifle very nose-heavy, but if you're shooting off a bench, or prone, this is a non-issue. If you plan on actually packing it in the woods or something, then you may or may not like it.

It's still a good chassis though and rock-solid.

True Tony, BUT with a GI pattern barrel it is more centered esp a Mod 1.

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^^^^.^^^^ I agree.

I think the issue with some of the ar stocks is that you need a riser regardless. But most are use to AR style stocks anyways. I don't mind the diving board. I have it down exactly to were I need to have the cheek rest pressed on to my face. If it's too high of a check weld or to far back, I have to adjust or it bothers me

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