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Couldn't stand it any longer. Looks like the right choice. I'm really stoked to receive this baby! Missed out on numerous SEI and LRB rifles. Ordered one day before yesterday from Classic Firearms. Fingers crossed.
Well, now that he actually has the rifle on order, I imagine some questions will follow... unless he's been lurking and soaking up all the M14 wisdom since 2009.
LOL, Wow didn't realize that was my first post since joining. I've lurked here for quite a while. Oh, I've been soaking up M14 knowledge since I was issued one by my former Dept. back about '09. There was a beautiful Winchester and a TRW still in the rack. When I asked the Capt. about the Winchester he hesitated and said he probably would take that one. I was like oookayyy!!! I'll take that crummy TRW....lol !!
It shot like a dream, never any trouble with it. I was in 14 heaven for about three years until they (they agency) passed them on down the line to another dept. I was devastated. Bought a Socom16 but it never was the same although the Springfield has always been completely reliable and fair enough on accuracy.
I'll update on this JRA after spending a little time with it.
Thanks all !
After receiving this piece, I've made a few observations. I almost returned it to Classic but I deemed the problems minor enough that I would take care of them myself. I have quite a bit of experience as a schooled armorer for my previous department and I've been issued and maintained a few M14s over the years.
Glad I kept it because she is a straight up shooter!
My first observation was overall looks. Beautiful job by JRA.
The only minor issues I found were:
1. The handguard was too loose. Upon inspection, I saw it has the Bula NM barrel which I ordered (Bula bolt and op rod as well). However, I believe the handguard clip retaining cuts are slightly off. I compared it with an original SAK NM barrel in my collection. No problem, I tweeked the clip to fit better. I could recut the barrel but figured that was unnecessary.
2. Rear sight was loose also. Not a problem. Tightened it up and it checks out.
3. Oh, forgot to mention a little dust from the refinish on the stock. Nice cartouches were saved.
Now, the first mag shot today. '76 Port surplus. Rear sight centered, 12 clicks up. 100 & 200 meters. 6 o'clock hold. 10 rds each distance. 10 inch steel plates. 20 for 20 on hits, no sight adjustment. I'm pleased with Priscilla, we're going to get along just fine.