Originally Posted by conditionone
I like the idea of this group buy but I don't think there will be enough interest to make it happen. It's a chunk of change.
I am not planning on doing a group buy. If I gain the assistance from Bula and Wolfe I may just produce one and put it through hell. Make any changes possible (if any) for accuracy, reliability, and weight reductions. After that, one more will be produced with the changes applied and the process repeated. Once the changes needed are done then a number of them say for instance five 16'' and five 12'' SBR's will be produced and sent out for testing and review to gun channels and company's we all love. If all goes well then a run will be conducted and see how they sell. If the testing doesn't go well then more changes and some more testing before production. I don't think much testing will be required because the design already went through a hefty trial with uncle sam and troy weeded out the problems they had.
Going through Bula assures quality parts and machining at a great price from people who know and love M14's. And going through Wolfe for quality control that you can trust and the building of the rifles which will guarantee that they will be as tight and accurate as possible.
Troy produced these rifles with a requirement of sub MOA and it will be a requirement to keep that.
Also any accuracy increasing changes that can be made to the chassis will be made if possible. I am sure if there are any, Wolfe would be able to discover them and suggest changes that will undoubtedly be done.
Speaking of changes there are a few as of now I want done to the chassis. Where the trigger group inserts into the rifle, there is a lot of extra space. Enough space to have a pin in the trigger group to walk out. I haven't had it happen but I remember during testing it happening to one person. Once they reinserted the pin it didn't happen again. Just a fluke? Maybe. But that fluke wont happen with the ones I hope to make. Another change is the iron sights. The sopmod has a terrible fat front sight obviously not for accuracy. That sight will be removed from the chassis design and the rifle will come stock with some sort of detachable BUIS most likely.
I only plan to make 12'' and 16'' versions mostly 16''. And plan to eventually make them in different colors as well. But Black will be the only one for a while to keep it simple.
The changes made if any will not effect the aesthetics of the original design.
And if all else fails and Bula turns me down I have another contact I may be able to go through. We will see. And hope. I would be truly blessed if I could wake up every day being a part of the manufacturing of M14's for people. Oh how I hope.