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This is how I'd like to have it rigged (from McMillan's website):


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Nice Wes!!!!!!
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I like the traditional/original look the best.
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I like the "scout" version the best. I removed original "wooden" stock on mine and have it stored away; I then installed a synthetic stock for the harsh abuse up at "deer camp".  Bandito

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

 
That is the one that looks right to me.  The downfall for me was trying to put a scope on it they just simply are not designed to be scoped and to scope one requires multiple fixes.
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Wes, what happened to your other M1A pic.... poof... gone!!!  Yippee  
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I've seen some with "camo" laminated stocks that are neat.
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Sorry if this is a stupid question...but did the try and make the ruger mini 14's like these guns?
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I 'd like a loaded stainless in a wood stock  ...

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compared with some other semi autos the m1a is finicky to work with- traditionalist here- this one will ring 8x10 steel all day with military surplus.

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the mini-14 can be made up to look like what ever, without changing the fact the basic gun is pos. It suffers from the same scoping problems, magazine problems, trigger problems as when they first came out.
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Thats a beauty Dale. Is that a Springfield?
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Well, now I know who to talk to when it comes to getting one. I do like the traditional look, but for that I've got the M1 Garand. Aside from an old Winchester .22 and Grampa's 1930s hardware store 16 ga. all my firearms have synthetic stocks.

So here's a question: Since the M14 wasn't designed to easily accomodate a scope, how are they rigged up for that by present-day military users? And here's another one: Given the choice between an M1A and an AR-10, which would you choose?
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Having the m21 (adjustable) stock helps.

Mr. McDonald recommended me getting Sadlack scope mount for mine a few months ago. It'll be the route I go unless something better comes out by the time I'm ready to scope it. Mike's the "man" when it comes to M1A's!! Thunbs Up




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Nice pic Mark!!  Thunbs Up
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Nice pic Mark!!  Thunbs Up
 
Back at ya! I've seen the "Vietnam Hunting Club" pic before, but it's still so cool!   
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the m1a is springfield,NM stainless barrel,  with their cheapo scope mt, which is ok, but not for serious work, have had several m1a over the years. before good factory products we used to scrounge parts from many sources, and finding a good forged receiver was more than 1/2 the problem. Then there was the problem of bedding the action, Today there are many sources and add ons. While a tricked out m1a may shoot groups from a fixed shooting platform as good as an ar10t all around its not near the gun.
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Yea but the M1A or the AR-10 would beat the sh*t out of the POS M16/M4 we have... wish either of those were our service weapon instead of the garbage they give us.
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