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Posted: 7/8/2005 3:18:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2005 3:19:04 PM EDT by deadbolt308]
I was looking through a catalog from Brownells the other day and say a new styled bolt relase from a company called Rooster33. It looks like an outstanding upgrade for my M1A. Are there any reasons not to use this. Can it in any way damage the rifle or make Springfield's warranty void? If anyone has a pic of this part installed I would like to see it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Eric
Link Posted: 7/8/2005 5:17:19 PM EDT
I have a rooster bolt catch in each of my M14Ss. Thousands of rounds later no bad news to report.

Can't comment on the warranty part of your question though...sorry.



I would have no hesitation recommending the part.

Good Luck...

Brobee
Link Posted: 7/8/2005 5:45:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2005 5:46:11 PM EDT by QuinlanV]

Originally Posted By BrobeeBiter:
I have a rooster bolt catch. Thousands of rounds later no bad news to report.

I would have no hesitation recommending the part.




+1
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 7:38:54 AM EDT
nice setup...
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 2:48:21 PM EDT
I just drooled through my catalog = can't find it? catalog and page ##??????????
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 2:55:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2005 2:56:19 PM EDT by H2O_MAN]
If it's anything like the Smith Enterprise, Inc. Extended Bolt Stop it is well worth it.
IMHO, this is a great mod for any M14 type rifle.
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 3:36:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:
If it's anything like the Smith Enterprise, Inc. Extended Bolt Stop it is well worth it.
IMHO, this is a great mod for any M14 type rifle.



Agreed, an extended bolt stop for the M14 is an improvement for the platform.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 10:59:07 AM EDT
Here's what the Rooster 33 looks like on the gun:


and the Smith Enterprise:

I have both, although the Rooster 33 isnt on the gun, because it took FOREVER(almost a month when said and done) to get it, even though I ordered it before the Smith Enterprise stop. I about gave up on the boy. He's hell on answering emails too. I didnt know Brownells was selling the Rooser 33. I like the look of the Rooster better, but the SE works great and I'm just leaving well enough alone. Having the spare will give me an excuse to get another M1A.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 1:27:45 PM EDT
At least with Brownell's selling you will be able to see if it is in stock before buying.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 4:04:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2005 4:10:57 PM EDT by Slug-O]
My Socom16 has one on it and I could not be happier Slug-O
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 8:48:59 AM EDT


Got a SEI Extended Bolt Release on mine. Love it.

Here's SEI's pic of the release.



If you do get one, ask here how to install it. It can be tricky. Not difficult, just tricky.
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 11:23:57 PM EDT
Hi Slug-0, Is that a 25rd or 30rd mag on your Socom? Is it reliable? Thanks
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 1:10:51 AM EDT
People actually use the bolt lock ?

Really though they are an unnecessary gadget on an M1a-M14, use the money for practice ammo instead .
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 3:18:36 AM EDT


My SEI EBS works as advertised. It is a very useful and practical upgrade to any M14 type rifle.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 6:30:35 AM EDT
Just FYI. The next production runs of SEI Extended Bolt stops will be marked U.S., per current DoD contract requirements.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 7:01:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 7:04:19 AM EDT by H2O_MAN]

Originally Posted By mach6:
Just FYI. The next production runs of SEI Extended Bolt stops will be marked U.S., per current DoD contract requirements.



Interesting.

My EBS is marked U.S. on the inside.
You can just make out the top of the U and most of the S in Valkyre's close up picture above.
Will the new ones be marked on the outside?
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 7:38:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 7:39:12 AM EDT by QuinlanV]

Originally Posted By tangeant:
People actually use the bolt lock ?





Quite a bit. The Rooster makes locking the bolt open with one hand much easier and reloads a bit quicker. It is a very nice upgrade part. His op rod spring guides are quite slick as well.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 8:13:20 AM EDT
M4Gunner.... its an 30 round mag. and no its not reliable. someone gave it to me to see if I could make it work and it FTF about half way through the mag. Looks cool for a photos shot though

Do you know where to get good 25,30 round mags?
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 9:26:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 9:26:42 AM EDT by QuinlanV]

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
M4Gunner.... its an 30 round mag. and no its not reliable. someone gave it to me to see if I could make it work and it FTF about half way through the mag. Looks cool for a photos shot though

Do you know where to get good 25,30 round mags?



The 25 round M14 mags that Rguns are selling look, feel, and work like USGI 20 rounders, only bigger . They are listed as USGI contract. I'm not sure it that is true, but they sure look like they could be. I have experience with about a half dozen between myself and other MN members. They have all been flawless.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 11:19:41 AM EDT


It has " US " marking inside.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 12:06:51 PM EDT
I stand corrected -- Just spoke with Ron. The first batch, principally for the Navy and the Army, was marked "U.S." in the void behind the paddle as indicated above. The latest batch is marked US and Tempe, AZ in the same location as previously. These will be going again to the Navy, as well as the USCG and another Army requirement.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 12:17:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
M4Gunner.... its an 30 round mag. and no its not reliable. someone gave it to me to see if I could make it work and it FTF about half way through the mag. Looks cool for a photos shot though

Do you know where to get good 25,30 round mags?




Has anyone deal with them before for the M1A mags?

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=92&t=260492
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 10:02:49 PM EDT
Hi Slug-0, I think RGun.net have 25rd M14 mag but I have not try it yet because don't know they are reliable or not. I heard mix stories on the 25rd mag. BTW that 30rd mag looks real cool in your Socom!
Link Posted: 7/13/2005 8:57:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2005 8:58:25 PM EDT by deadbolt308]
Thankyou for all the replies! Ordering one tomorrow.

Eric
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 5:30:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tangeant:
People actually use the bolt lock ?

Really though they are an unnecessary gadget on an M1a-M14, use the money for practice ammo instead .



I thought the same thing. Now, I infer that by pressing the top portion of the bolt stop it will release the bolt on a loaded magazine (rather like an AR-15).

Am I correct?
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:14:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Amicus:

Originally Posted By tangeant:
People actually use the bolt lock ?

Really though they are an unnecessary gadget on an M1a-M14, use the money for practice ammo instead .



I thought the same thing. Now, I infer that by pressing the top portion of the bolt stop it will release the bolt on a loaded magazine (rather like an AR-15).

Am I correct?



Yes
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 7:51:55 AM EDT
I must be a low speed recliner ranger as I prefer the 10 rd. mags in my scout. Better balanced, sleeker, and if I can't do it with a 10 rd. mag of .308 and some spares I'm either missing alot or need tacair. The 20 is pushing it actually, so I'm somewhat mystified why anyone would need 25 or 30, especially when it (IMHO) asses up the balance and handiness of the weapon.


Originally Posted By M4Gunner:
Hi Slug-0, I think RGun.net have 25rd M14 mag but I have not try it yet because don't know they are reliable or not. I heard mix stories on the 25rd mag. BTW that 30rd mag looks real cool in your Socom!

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:00:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By airbiscuit:
I must be a low speed recliner ranger as I prefer the 10 rd. mags in my scout.



Hey Airbiscuit, who supplies hi-quality 10 rd. mags? I need at least 3 of them.

Thanks ~
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:19:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By airbiscuit:
I must be a low speed recliner ranger as I prefer the 10 rd. mags in my scout. Better balanced, sleeker, and if I can't do it with a 10 rd. mag of .308 and some spares I'm either missing alot or need tacair. The 20 is pushing it actually, so I'm somewhat mystified why anyone would need 25 or 30, especially when it (IMHO) asses up the balance and handiness of the weapon.


Originally Posted By M4Gunner:
Hi Slug-0, I think RGun.net have 25rd M14 mag but I have not try it yet because don't know they are reliable or not. I heard mix stories on the 25rd mag. BTW that 30rd mag looks real cool in your Socom!




Just depends on technique and what the rifle is used for. I think the 20 rounders are perfect. To each their own.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 9:22:09 PM EDT
I guess the guys from SEI know what they are doing, watch this video and where the hands go for a mag change

www.crazyhorserifles.com/images/smithentcomp.mpg
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:32:41 AM EDT
must be some sort of fluke you can't change mags with your left hand like that.
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