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Posted: 7/24/2002 5:16:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:45:49 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Newly completed project:
Polytech M14s, sent to Smith Enterprise; receiver lapped to fit USGI Bolt, weapon was then heat treated and Parkerized. All USGI internals. Smith M14 ScopeMount. IOR M2 Tactical (.308) and Aimpoint Comp ML2. Harris Bipod.

Link Posted: 7/24/2002 5:20:04 AM EDT
Very fine looking rifle !!

How do you like the IOR scope ???
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 5:20:39 AM EDT
Very Nice!
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 5:23:11 AM EDT
You are a rich man as long as you have that rifle
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 5:23:39 AM EDT
It's a good scope. Love the lighted reticle.
Durable, and a great price.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 6:14:50 AM EDT
The M14 with the Aimpoint....was that the same set up Shugart(?) had in BHD???

I seem to remember the Aimpoint being a little lower, and perhaps mounted over the handguard.

How do you like the Aimpoint on the M1A???? Have you had a chance to shoot it???

Link Posted: 7/24/2002 6:22:33 AM EDT
Smith does great work on the Polytech M-14s don't they, Cincinnatus?

Did they do a trigger job on it?

They sure made a shooter outta what I at first thought was a total piece of crap several years ago and they did an even better job on my M1 "Tanker" Garand.

Link Posted: 7/24/2002 6:24:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2002 6:27:22 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Smith does great work. No, I didn't get the trigger done, I just dropped in a USGI group.

As a rule, most of my rifles sit in the safe with Aimpoints on them.
I figure if what I want to shoot is far enough away to require a scope, I'll have time to mount it.

The aimpoint IS high, but it's mounted on the Smith scope mount. To mount it lower, I'd have to go with the scout mount, which limits my options. I don't find the height to be a problem, though. Two eye Aimpoint shooting doesn't really REQUIRE as tight a cheekweld, anyhow.

I like shooting with the Aimpoint on her.
Keep in mind...
...the Aimpoint dot is SMALLER at 100m than the front sight blade.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 6:54:32 AM EDT
What's that on the rifle butt?? Some kind of boot??? (not asking about the cheek piece)

Link Posted: 7/24/2002 7:06:18 AM EDT
I put on one of those rubber pads, the ones that extend the butt 1".
Helps make it stick in my shoulder better.
Lots of places sell them.
Cheaper Than Dirt has 'em.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 9:19:52 AM EDT
Scope mounts on the M1A always look so damn wierd. Whose is that? Doesn't look like S.A.'s.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 9:21:42 AM EDT
NICE...want me to test it out 4 ya?
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 9:27:22 AM EDT
Very very sweet.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 9:41:55 AM EDT
Damn!!! That rifle just gave me the first woody I have had in days!!!!!!

Link Posted: 7/24/2002 4:21:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By marvl:
Scope mounts on the M1A always look so damn wierd. Whose is that? Doesn't look like S.A.'s.

It's a Smith. Basically it's a Brookfield clone.
I prefer it to the ARMS#18, because of the long rail.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 4:26:35 PM EDT
VERY nice, i want one
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 7:01:17 PM EDT
How is the cheek weld for the magnified optic?

Is the barrel chrome lined? What kind of accuracy are you getting?
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 7:05:37 PM EDT

Damn I like that rifle.

Need more money, so many plans, so little funds.
Link Posted: 7/24/2002 7:35:45 PM EDT
I also have a Poly Tech M14S with the Smith Enterprises bolt conversion. Shout it from the mountain tops. Say it loud and proud. "I OWN A CHINESE M-14 AND I LOVE IT!" I wouldn't trade mine for a Springfield Inc., that's for sure.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:20:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By barrel_nut:
How is the cheek weld for the magnified optic?

Is the barrel chrome lined? What kind of accuracy are you getting?

Cheek weld is good.
Barrel is chrome lined.
I've only briefly shot it, since it's return from Smith (to zero the irons and the scopes).
So far, she's shooting about 1 1/2" MOA. I'm the rusty one, though. I think after a few more trips to the range, I'll be well under MOA.
I'm still getting used to .308, M14s, and the new optics.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:26:33 AM EDT
when you get tired of it, i'll take it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:38:34 AM EDT
Is the barrel the original Polytech one? How old is your gun before you decided to change to USGI parts?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 11:13:58 AM EDT
It's not the original Barrel, but it is a later Polytech. I like their receivers, and their barrels.

I changed out the parts before firing a round through it. I bought the rifle with this project in mind. I'm sure she would have performed well as is, though.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:54:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:39:29 PM EDT
Frito like.

A semi-related question: Whats a good price on a box stock Polytech M-14?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:49:13 PM EDT
DAMN MAN!!! she's a doll!!! I bet she takes after her mom.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:55:22 PM EDT
I would like to fondle that rifle. Is that wrong?
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 5:41:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DBLTAP:
garandman, Here is the M14 from Black Hawk Down

Just like my baby...

A good price for a Polytech M14s is $650.00 and below.
The prices for them have been on the rise, for the past few years.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 5:49:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DBLTAP:
garandman, Here is the M14 from Black Hawk Down

I wanna know what mount is being used on that thing.

It doesn't look like the SA 3rd Gen mount - too low for that. It also looks slightly offset.

Anyone know what mount that is????
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:24:14 AM EDT
I think that's a Hollywood mount.
It's nothing I've seen.

It's not an ARMS#18, is it?
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 11:51:28 AM EDT
Those Polytechs are the best kept secret in the M14 world. The later ones with hinged buttplates have good heatreat in the receiver. The bolt isn't as good as GI but I've got thousands of rounds on mine with no problem. They're better than the cast M1A bolts.

I'm shooting mine until it really needs rework. No reason to throw away good parts.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 1:34:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WhiskeyBravo:
Very very sweet.

Whiskey you beat me to it. Indeed sweet!

Cinn did you see the August American Rifleman? Nice article on your sweetheart!
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