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Old December 15th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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My M1A Loaded.

3 months old, 340 rounds down range......

1st target is the rifle, out of the box. (PPU .308 168 gr BTHP, bench, 100 yds.)

2nd target is after some stock, ferrule, and hand guard fitting, front band shimming, NM op rod guide, Sadlak piston, CS guide spring, and reading lots of M14 Forum posts.....
(Federal American Eagle 168 gr. OTM, bench, 100 yds.)

Springfield Unitized GC and pure tung oil are "in the mail."

Thinking maybe I should have just saved more $$ and waited to get a NM, but its been fun learning how to these small adjustments.
It'll make a great back up.

Thanks everyone!!!!!!
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Old December 15th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #2
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You are supposed to do the before and after tests with the same ammo.

Nice rifle and shooting.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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You are supposed to do the before and after tests with the same ammo.

Nice rifle and shooting.
Fail.
Back to the range!!!!!


American Eagle were similar to the PPU before the mods.
PPU was a bit better, occasionally.
American Eagle, more consistent.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 12:32 PM   #4
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Pic 1 - PPU, .308 168 gr BTHP, rifle unmodded.

Pic 2 - PPU, .308 168 gr. BTHP, stock, hand guard, ferrule sanded, GC shimmed,
Sadlak pistion, sring guide, CS spring.

Pic 3 - Federal American Eagle, 168 gr OTM, only mod done here is the ferrule
sanding.

Pic 4 - Federal American Eagle, 168 gr OTM, stock, hand guard, ferrule sanded,
GC shimmed, Sadlak piston, spring guide, CS
spring.

Sadly, I don't have any unmodded American Eagle targets.
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Your rifle seems to prefer the PPU ammo. Just for fun you should drop that thing into a mil glass stock or an SAI plastic stock. They fit tighter and you may find it shooting tighter groups.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #6
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Your rifle seems to prefer the PPU ammo. Just for gun you should drop that thing into a mil glass stock or an SAI plastic stock. They fit tighter and you may find it shooting tighter groups.
Do you still have to do some sanding on those stocks to clear the GC and op rod guide?

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http://treelinem14.com/USGI-M14-Synt...-Stocks_c5.htm

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I did on the SAI stock, very tight, but not on the GI glass.

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Do not worry. After you become an addict you will get your NM!!! Nice looking rifle, and shooting.


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Do not worry. After you become an addict you will get your NM!!! Nice looking rifle, and shooting.


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I will fight off this addiction you speak of with the purchase of a trench gun. Ithaca or Winchester is the only question.

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very nice.
I am sure you and your rifle will have a great relationship over a period of time.
Trench guns are a great addition to any armory.

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Thinking maybe I should have just saved more $$ and waited to get a NM, but its been fun learning how to these small adjustments.
It'll make a great back up.

Thanks everyone!!!!!!
Now you have an excuse to get a Super Match in a Traditional Green Camo Mcmillian stock. The addiction is unresistable.

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Now you have an excuse to get a Super Match in a Traditional Green Camo Mcmillian stock. The addiction is unresistable.
When I grow up thats my dream gun, love that look!

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