This is a discussion on To rear lug or not to rear lug? within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I am going to place an order with LRB, and need to decide on the receiver. I intend on ordering the M25, and using a ...
I am going to place an order with LRB, and need to decide on the receiver. I intend on ordering the M25, and using a JAE 100 G2 as the stock. Can you all advise me as to what model of M25? Rear lug or no? What are the pro's and con's?
Ya never know when/if you may want a more traditional (wood/fiberglass) stock, where having the rear lug will be to your advantage.
Besides, if you're going to blow $1K+ on an LRB M-25 receiver, and another $1.5K (+/-) on a GEN II, what's a few more dollars for the rear lug?
(Yeah, I have a rear-lugged LRB M-25 ready to go into a GEN II.)
This is exactly my thinking as well. I have a lugged m25 on order right now. At the moment I'm planning on putting it in a JAE but I can't say for sure how it's going to end up or what I want to do with it the future. Yes the lug dose cost a bit more but it's still only a small percent of the total cost of the receiver, much less what the completed rifle will cost you.
Not too familiar with the G2 stock but I can see one in my future. As a matter of fact I just got on the list at LRB for the 6th time. I ordered another M25 rear lugged. I have it bad! Eecm14 put the bug in my veins this time.
WIth regard to the stock, Noexpert is very well versed in the
G2. Send him a PM and ask away he will give you the straight skinny. I know they had some complaints about the thbmwheel cheek rest but have since squared that away. Seeing how you are mounting an M25 action in it I would not hesitate t get the integral thumbwheel cheek riser.
Thanks to all for the comments and advice. Maybe I can ask for a bit more: of the options on the G2 stock, which are most desirable? I am sparing no expense on this build.
Depends on your plans... I went with just about every option they have and haven't looked back. One option I may change is switching from a 6 inch bottom rail to a 9 inch bottom rail but still undecided as of yet. I'm still waiting for the QR riser option to be released. I figured if I have it all I can always take it off if I don't need it... better to have than to want right? I did go with 4 inch side rails since nothing I would attach requires 9 inches of continuous rail. I also got the heavy barrel hand guard even though I'm using a medium barrel, it's nice they already modified it if I ever run a heavy barrel.
Basically it'll come down to want vs. need vs. cost. Gotta decide what's right for you...
NO rear lug! - I had 2 that i was going to build (a Fulton & a M25) i wound up selling the M25 after finally getting the Fulton done, IMO a lugged rec is more trouble than it's worth - can't just put it in a stock & go shoot, can't easily try out new stocks, a quick field stripping after a good rain is now a pain in the rear (my Fulton is with its threaded lug) - A good friend that's a armorer told me not to buy a lugged rec & i didn't listen (i should have!) Bottom line is unless you are a top level match shooter &/or fire several thousand rds a year you don't need a lug either