This is a discussion on Bula vs Springfield Armory within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by Pvt. Joker That looks like you guys had a major blast ! Id love to do something like that some day. I ...
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|March 23rd, 2020, 05:43 PM||#31|
Dodgin' The Reaper
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: California, USA?
You got to be kidding me!?
I did tell my friends that had trouble with the 5rd hunting mag in the Blackfeather to try an original 20 rounder to see how much easier it was to lock it in... WE can use 10 rounders for target shooting but need 5 rounders and copper bullets for hunting...-:(
|March 23rd, 2020, 09:00 PM||#32|
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
my Fulton receivers go 'ting, ting' when I got them bailed out of the FFL. I love Fulton receivers- they take USGI parts just fine and lovely. NOt a fan of SAI receivers.
someday I will try a forged receiver..maybe an LRB...just so I can say i did it. But I am perfectly happy w/ the Fultons.
|March 25th, 2020, 04:45 PM||#33|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Central Florida
It was just my "dry" humor....sorry
Sorry to get off topic.
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|March 26th, 2020, 05:30 PM||#35|
Join Date: Aug 2019
Got an early Springfield which was almost all GI parts Shot well out of the box, added a few upgrades. NM spring guide, fulton trigger job. Quite happy with it. Shot with one of QA guys from Bula at the National Matches last year. His rifle was nicely laid out.
One note Bula will be on Commercial row this year at the National matches if they are not canceled.
Last edited by XXIV Corps; March 27th, 2020 at 07:42 AM.
|March 26th, 2020, 05:52 PM||#36|
M14 Forum Admin
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Knights of the order of St. Lazarus fought in the crusade battles of La Forbie in 1244,1291 in Acre.
Please take a picture for me, thanks.
|March 27th, 2020, 05:44 AM||#37|
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
I hope I don't get bit by this bug.
|March 27th, 2020, 05:51 AM||#38|
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: north florida
|March 27th, 2020, 07:23 AM||#39|
Join Date: Sep 2005
|March 28th, 2020, 01:30 PM||#40|
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
[QUOTE=Heli-guns;4497924Shot with one of QA guys from Bula at the National Matches last year. His rifle was nicely laid out. [/QUOTE]
You shot with the guy that built them for Bula... me. It's always a pleasure to shoot with fellow M14ers.
|March 28th, 2020, 07:09 PM||#41|
Join Date: Mar 2010
early SA M1A
|March 29th, 2020, 02:24 PM||#42|
Join Date: Jan 2019
I confess that I don't understand 14s requiring gunsmithing.
I attended the National Match Armorer's course at Rock Island in the '80s. Each student assembled and bedded 2 NM rifles per the NM manual. It was simple, but of course GI parts were used. Function in all cases was perfect.
Once I set up a mini production line at a mess hall at Ft. McCoy during a service match and we assembled probably a dozen rifles on SA receivers. (Thanks SA.) No fitting problems with GI parts... That production got inexpensive starter rifles into the hands of uniformed shooters and I was pleased to get good feedback for years.
My point is that with properly made parts the 14 is a screw together item, with the main issues being stocks in some cases. The SA I used climbing to President's 100 and Distinguished was fitted with GI parts and standard NM bedding procedures. I must be suspicious of third party parts. And I see a lot of parts sold with various features alleged to improve accuracy or reliability but no documentation and vague justification. Do they require special fitting requiring a good smith? Some of the stuff sold for both ARs and 14s is surely snake oil. Just my opinion.
On a funny example I asked the leadership of the Army Marksmanship Unit shop about the little hole sometimes drilled in the gas cylinder plug. It's not part of the NM procedures. Their response was that they couldn't see any improvement in accuracy but some shooters had more confidence with it done. Ya really can't disagree with improvements that improve confidence.
I do prefer forged and machined receivers or with receivers machined from billet taking second place. Have used both. With modern CNC machinery a proper forging can be machined with bearing surfaces within tolerance and smooth. I still prefer the better finish and correct GI features of a fully machined receiver but am happy to shoot my SAs as well.
|April 13th, 2020, 12:34 AM||#43|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Good Heavens!!! That is AWESOME shooting! I have to stand and applaud for that one.
|April 13th, 2020, 02:04 AM||#44|
No social life
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Preston,CT
One of my most enjoyable hobbies and I am constantly trying to improve. With the fantastic products coming out of Bula Defense Systems it has become more and more fulfilling.
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