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Old April 11th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Old April 11th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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Look at the pics below and you will see the extra lugs. The lugs need to be bedded in order for them to be usefull. Bedding is basically putting mold release agent on the receiver and then epoxying it into place for a perfect fit. The receiver is then removed and the bedding is cleaned up. There is more to it than that, but the lugs increase surface area for bedding jobs thus prolonging accuracy by prolonging the bedding job.

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Old April 11th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old April 11th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Thanks that was less complicated than I thought.So would it be your opinion that Springfield Armory is perceived as the low end of the totem poll of the m14 world?

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Thanks that was less complicated than I thought.So would it be your opinion that Springfield Armory is perceived as the low end of the totem poll of the m14 world?

Low end? No

They have a range from middle to high end, with the occasional lemon that gets more attention than all of the excellent ones they made.

Armscorp(Out of Business) and Entreprise Arms(Out of the M14 business), both put out some less than perfect receivers. Polytech (no longer imported), Norinco(no longer imported), and Federal Orndance(Out of Business) are held in high regard by some and low regard by others. All of those have been built into some very nice rifles, and some have reported lemons by all of them. There are a few other very small manufacturers that are no longer in business.

Springfeild Armory Inc (SAI) is the McDonalds of the M14 Type rifle. They call theirs the M1A and they have made more of them than any other manufacturer. McDonalds does not make the best hambuger, but they have the largest most well known hamburger BUSINESS in the world. It's still a good burger, but not THE BEST burger.

Likewise, SAI makes a good M14 type rifle, but they have the largest, most well known M14 type rifle BUSINESS in the world. It's not THE BEST M14 type, but it's still a good rifle (in many cases, an excellent rifle).

The more you make the more chances for a few with factory oversights.

LRB Arms and Smith Enterprise are considered the high end; low volume, high attention to detail, high collectors vaule, higher initial cost as well (generally speaking, as there are always exceptions).


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Old April 11th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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I can only speak from experience. My SAI M21 is a nice piece of work. Shoots very accurate and has a lifetime warranty. When I am on the money I have shot sub moa at 200 yards. Even when I am not on the moeny it is still a great shooter. However I am in the process of putting together two LRB M25's.

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Law483,

The "McDonalds' of the M14 world" is one of the best descriptions I've ever heard. That was an excellent post.

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This is what the lug looks like on a Rear Lugged LRB receiver.







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