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This is a discussion on A word of encouragement for the "Lurkers" within the New Users forums, part of the Welcome category; Originally Posted by jaysea I don't think "Lurkers" can read this thread. I think the Geedunk is of limits to guests. Just a thought. JC. ...


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Old January 27th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #31
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I don't think "Lurkers" can read this thread. I think the Geedunk is of limits to guests.

Just a thought.


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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:27 AM   #32
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......... 6 months later.

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An interesting post HH.

I would like to add that a box (or box +) of ZQI or any fmj 7.62x51 / .308 ammo picked up on say a weekly basis during this period would be money well spent/allocated.
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Well Grateful Lead .......... For those that took your advice, they would be about 25 boxes to the good. I'm seeing some very good "vintage" USGI parts becoming available.

This is the time to gather weapons, parts and ammo....... It won't be like this forever.

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Old February 6th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #33
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Well, in my small way, I've been beefing up the M1A package. The standard turned into an obsession to add a loaded (on the advice of a good friend (with evil intentions I'm sure....you know how them retired Marines are......) hopefully before July. Over the past few months, added five 25 round mags (from our friends at 44Mag), added reloading components to feed the machine, hooked a friend on the need for a SOCOM....he bought it a week later.

We all try to do our small part. Baby steps perhaps, but yet, steps in the right direction.

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Old March 6th, 2016, 12:32 PM   #34
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Looks like for every active member there are usually 3 or 4 lurkers who are reading and watching the world of the M14 / M1A...

I personally know some of the lurkers and a good many of the lurkers would like to, someday, own an M1A. Your opportunity is coming.

Pick the options you would like to have on a slightly used / safe queen ( NM, loaded, etc) and write the price down as of today. Between January 1, 2016 and March 1, 2016 you will have an opportunity to pick up a weapon of similar condition for 25% less than you see it listed for today. This should be your incentive to save your money.

Just my gut feeling.... What do you have to loose?

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http://m14forum.com/px/194663-lrb-ar...-me-offer.html

Since my OP, if you would have put aside $90 / week.... You could pick up a very nice weapon....

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Old June 4th, 2016, 01:46 PM   #35
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Was in the group of "lurkers". Trying to be more active.

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Old June 4th, 2016, 05:17 PM   #36
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Water is still # 1..........

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Was in the group of "lurkers". Trying to be more active.
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Well, my OP is now about 9 months old. There have been some excellent deals.... both on parts as well as complete weapons.

Every "Carry Concealed" (CCL) class that I have casually observed, has been full.

I'm getting notifications from the ammo dealers and the prices have continued to come down.

Shelves at my local stores are well stocked with ammo, except .22 LR.

Everything in life runs in a cycle. A 9 month cycle offering affordable, quality firearms and reasonably priced ammo will come to a close as the presidential elections come to a conclusion.

American's have time to put a few things in their emergency stores. Remember, we could wake up tomorrow to a different world. No need to break the bank, just get ready.

In closing, the most valuable commodity will be drinking water. Without that, none of the other stuff really matters.

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Old June 12th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #37
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The "cycle" ... re-visited

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Well, my OP is now about 9 months old. There have been some excellent deals.... both on parts as well as complete weapons.

Every "Carry Concealed" (CCL) class that I have casually observed, has been full.

I'm getting notifications from the ammo dealers and the prices have continued to come down.

Shelves at my local stores are well stocked with ammo, except .22 LR.

Everything in life runs in a cycle. A 9 month cycle offering affordable, quality firearms and reasonably priced ammo will come to a close as the presidential elections come to a conclusion.

American's have time to put a few things in their emergency stores. Remember, we could wake up tomorrow to a different world. No need to break the bank, just get ready.

In closing, the most valuable commodity will be drinking water. Without that, none of the other stuff really matters.

Hobo
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Everything in life runs in a cycle. A 9 month cycle offering affordable, quality firearms and reasonably priced ammo will come to a close as the presidential elections come to a conclusion.


The events of the last 24 hours could very well signal the "end of cycle". Move expeditiously.

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Old November 3rd, 2016, 08:44 PM   #38
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Greetings from the left coast. I am a new shooter. I now possess a Springfield Scout Squad and the funds to feed it. I want to learn as much about this rifle and how to operate, maintain and equip it. Looking forward to interacting with you on this trip.

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Old November 4th, 2016, 09:01 AM   #39
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Well, in my small way, I've been beefing up the M1A package. The standard turned into an obsession to add a loaded (on the advice of a good friend (with evil intentions I'm sure....you know how them retired Marines are......) hopefully before July. Over the past few months, added five 25 round mags (from our friends at 44Mag), added reloading components to feed the machine, hooked a friend on the need for a SOCOM....he bought it a week later.

We all try to do our small part. Baby steps perhaps, but yet, steps in the right direction.
UPDATE: My M1A Standard has a big brother. Finally picked up my NIB Loaded with Archangel stock 1 Nov. Slightly late on the time table but mission completed. Now, about that EBR trigger group...

Spreading the gospel, one person at a time. Got a friend hooked into the need for a NM, which was picked up last August. And yes, he's a member of this site as well, now. Today, no rain (exceptional for our area) so it's off to the range for both of us for some serious discussion and maybe even a few dozen rounds down range. Got some factory 175's to try out.

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support through your postings here.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 06:51 AM   #40
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Good advice on saving money for m1a purchase .cant do pics yet but after years of drooling ,wishing ,zombie like walking to every m1a at every gun show I went to I ran across this older gentleman who was selling off his fine collection of firearms .when I picked up the m1a for the 10th time he said "sonny " you really like that don't you .I said yes sir I always wanted an m14 but I knew that was out of my financial realm .He sits back and said son let me tell you a true m14 story and he did and at the end he said that ain't second hand son I was there .I left his house that day with a Clinton ban era ( yea I know pre ban ,post ban i been reading " lurking" a good while myself ) but mine is a during the ban year ,standard m1a with NMbarrell ,NM front and rear sight NM flash hider no bayonet lug ,m14 collector grade walnut stock with markings after researching ( mostly on this forum thanks guys ) it also has usgi trigger group ,bolt assembly ect ect .He ordered it from Springfield Armory Inc as close to M14 specs as he could at the time ,he said he ran a couple of boxes of Winchester white box through it cleaned it and it had been in his gun cabinet since and it looks like it .I gave him 15 one hundred dollar bills ( the freekin story was worth that ) and left his house with above gun a hard case 5 20 round usgi mags 1 10 round sai mag a smile and shooting itch that Lord willing I intend to scratch .So fellow " lurkers " forget what someone else tells you one of these rifles is worth " oh that was a steal oh you paid way too much " forget that cause son I tell you when you go to the range and a guy with an AR is going pop and a metal target down range is going ping and your fire off with a boomyahhh and a metal target down range goes clannngggggg ,he walks down to where you are and asks ,sir can I fire that just once ? Well you can't put a price on that .Yea ya friends will say but what about MOA . Really if they were honest how many of them can truthfully shoot a minute of angle group with any rifle ,but ok ok I understand my m1a won't shoot a 1moa group but it will scare the crap out of a 1moa group and look so cool doing it .But ya one .

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Old January 6th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #41
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M14wannabe, that's what it's all about! Good story. BUT, be warned, these rifles are addictive. That's only your first one-there will be others. $1,200-1,500 seems like a lot but if you give up smoking and put the money in the cookie jar, you could probably buy two new M1A's. Just a thought.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 04:13 PM   #42
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