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This is a discussion on modifications within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; so I'm looking to install a Krieger heavy 1-10 with a Sage chassis, will a unified gas cylinder help or am I wasting money? I've ...


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Old May 12th, 2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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so I'm looking to install a Krieger heavy 1-10 with a Sage chassis, will a unified gas cylinder help or am I wasting money? I've watched some videos on installing the chassis but nothing is really mentioned about the gas system other than the crush washer that comes with it. My gas system is currently shimmed but is in an old usgi synthetic stock. thanks in advance

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Old May 13th, 2020, 10:11 AM   #2
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The SAGE stock doesn't require a barrel band so there would be no advantage to unitizing the gas cylinder. Don't install a heavy Krieger barrel unless you enjoy lugging around a very heavy rifle. A medium weight Krieger would be better.

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The crush washer takes the place of the front band and any shims you may be using. Since there is no front band, the SAGE chassis is a great way to take advantage of an early no-lip gas cylinder.

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so I'm looking to install a Krieger heavy 1-10 with a Sage chassis
One critical thing to note: SAGE makes specific chassis for heavy barrels that have machining done to top cover and internally, and they have an oversized op rod guide that the chassis is bolted to. A standard SAGE chassis only fits a standard or medium weight barrel - so be sure that you start with the right chassis. The 3 or 4 that they make for Heavy barrels have an "HB" on the end of their model number...just an fyi.

Not sure if they are still open due to pandemic, but here's some of the "HB" chassis systems:

http://www.sageinternationalltd.com/SIL/M14ALCS-HB.html
http://www.sageinternationalltd.com/...CS-CVFSHB.html
http://www.sageinternationalltd.com/...CS-PMRIHB.html

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The SAGE stock doesn't require a barrel band so there would be no advantage to unitizing the gas cylinder. Don't install a heavy Krieger barrel unless you enjoy lugging around a very heavy rifle. A medium weight Krieger would be better.
So after a lot of thinking, watching a lot of Tony Ben videos on youtube, and the advice from Ted Brown, I think that Im just going to go with the Blackfeather RS and keep my standard profile. Ive got sub moa guns and I need this to be a fast EBR. Thanks for all the input

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