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Posted: 11/24/2016 8:11:57 PM EST
I've been drooling over an M14 since I was old enough to know what it was, grew up watching Vietnam war movies, along with pretty much every other conflict we've been involved in.

Love history and most of my collection reflects this. Mauser, Garand, Enfield, M16A1 clone, M16A2 clone, etc, etc. But somehow I always pass over the M1A, it always seems to be a few guns down on the list, but never moves up as I buy things.

I don't own a 308 but I do have about 300 rounds of 7.62 NATO stashed, do I need to pick up an M1A and drop it in a USGI stock?
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:12:37 PM EST
Yes. Yes you need one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:12:47 PM EST
Give me one good reason why you don't.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:12:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:13:19 PM EST
Why Yes, yes you do. No man can properly call himself a man without and M14 clone or variant in his collection.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:14:01 PM EST
Yes, you do.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:15:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2016 8:16:24 PM EST by demoMouse]
Yes

Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:15:26 PM EST
You must buy one now.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:15:36 PM EST
Yes. Do it now. I waited 20 years and finally got one a couple months ago. I should have done it 20 years ago; they aren't getting any cheaper.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:16:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HogJaws:
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Because I want an MP5 and an Uzi, and a Polish AK, and a USP, and an Arisaka, and a Thompson and a.....
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:22:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
Yes, you do.
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DSC_1633-M1A Can by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:26:59 PM EST


Yes, you do.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:28:13 PM EST
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<a href="https://flic.kr/p/EfX6uU" target="_blank">https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1625/25110737784_c603229ae4_c.jpg</a>DSC_1633-M1A Can by FredMan, on Flickr
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Originally Posted By FredMan:
Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
Yes, you do.


<a href="https://flic.kr/p/EfX6uU" target="_blank">https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1625/25110737784_c603229ae4_c.jpg</a>DSC_1633-M1A Can by FredMan, on Flickr

I'm going to be needing some details on how you mounted that can and how she runs.





Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:28:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rabidus:
Yes. Yes you need one.
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I need one too
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:30:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:

Because I want an MP5 and an Uzi, and a Polish AK, and a USP, and an Arisaka, and a Thompson and a.....
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:
Originally Posted By HogJaws:
Give me one good reason why you don't.

Because I want an MP5 and an Uzi, and a Polish AK, and a USP, and an Arisaka, and a Thompson and a.....

As someone who just recently bought an MP5K clone...

BUY THE MP5. I've always wanted one, and its even more awesome than I had imagined. I should have done it much sooner.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:32:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HogJaws:
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Because a Garand is 90% of the gun for 50% of the money
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:36:44 PM EST
You don't have to search far in KY to find one either.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:36:54 PM EST
I've been jonesing for a Rock-ola (JRA) M14 myself
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:40:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
You don't have to search far in KY to find one either.
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Can you point me toward one?
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:41:24 PM EST
If there's room in the safe yes, if not get another safe then get one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:41:37 PM EST
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Because a Garand is 90% of the gun for 50% of the money
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Originally Posted By Joe731:
Originally Posted By HogJaws:
Give me one good reason why you don't.


Because a Garand is 90% of the gun for 50% of the money


I saw a beat up M1 for $1750 today.

It was a Winchester, but it was also beat up.
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Originally Posted By BUE:
If there's room in the safe yes, if not get another safe then get one.
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I need another safe for my ammo.

Those commie ammo crates take up a lot of space and I can't bring myself to ditch the crate.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:44:07 PM EST
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I saw a beat up M1 for $1750 today.

It was a Winchester, but it was also beat up.
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:
Originally Posted By Joe731:
Originally Posted By HogJaws:
Give me one good reason why you don't.


Because a Garand is 90% of the gun for 50% of the money


I saw a beat up M1 for $1750 today.

It was a Winchester, but it was also beat up.


Yeah I didn't mean that Garand
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:44:33 PM EST
Bought a 9222 Loaded that was a trade in about 15 years ago. The guy that bought it new was handicapped and after one trip to the range he realized he needed a smaller and lighter rifle. He traded it in on an AR and I bought it the day after.
I think I have taken it shooting 5 or 6 times, but no way in hell would I sell it.

DO IT
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:45:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rabidus:
Yes. Yes you need one.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:47:51 PM EST
Yup, sure do.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:51:13 PM EST
sorta the same thing
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Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:52:59 PM EST
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No you don't, for nostalgic reasons maybe. Otherwise you'll chase accuracy and spend stupid money. Get a garand and call it good.

Like a boat it'll become a money pit.

Sorry IMHO.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:55:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:

Can you point me toward one?
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Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
You don't have to search far in KY to find one either.

Can you point me toward one?
KY Gun always has a few on the shelves, plus there's those Italian jobs too. Buds had an early one some months ago.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 8:58:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By starstruck:
No you don't, for nostalgic reasons maybe. Otherwise you'll chase accuracy and spend stupid money. Get a garand and call it good.

Like a boat it'll become a money pit.

Sorry IMHO.
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If it will hit an 18 inch plate at 500 I'm more than happy with that accuracy and I already have a Garand.

I don't plan on putting in a chassis and buying a $2000 optic, so I don't see how it would become a money pit .
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:00:15 PM EST
The collector in me said yes. The purist said rebuild it with 100% USGI parts. The realist said you spent the money and time and have a solid clone. Do it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:00:21 PM EST
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KY Gun always has a few on the shelves, plus there's those Italian jobs too. Buds had an early one some months ago.
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Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
Originally Posted By Sputnik556:
Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
You don't have to search far in KY to find one either.

Can you point me toward one?
KY Gun always has a few on the shelves, plus there's those Italian jobs too. Buds had an early one some months ago.

I've been meaning to go down there and check it out.

Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:01:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:04:27 PM EST
I will buy one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:07:29 PM EST
I had one. Didn't care for it. The 20 rnd mags worked great. I wanted to kill a deer with it... Of course I could never get it to feed from the 10 and 5 rnd mags... The mags were noisy. The rifle was just damned long. Didn't fit the need I had. Couldn't scope it without a custom mount... Was a SA with the fucking out of spec receiver. Sold it. Sold my other 308 too.

It was a gorgeous rifle though. Might consider a scout one day.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:09:15 PM EST
Big hunk of wood makes a great club
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:12:43 PM EST
Yes buy one
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:15:17 PM EST
Yes. It's my next gun.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:16:10 PM EST
Yes, they're incredible rifles. Only gun I regret selling.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:18:06 PM EST
Yes, you need one.



Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:18:46 PM EST
Of course you need one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:19:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
Yes, you do.
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Originally Posted By BBTrading:
sorta the same thing
<a href="https://flic.kr/p/P1EPPf" target="_blank">https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5454/30856343200_ca23274844_o.jpg</a>_DSC6534 by Battle Brothers Trading, on Flickr
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that looks like a heavy bitch, is it? Front-heavy?
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:23:43 PM EST
Had a springfield 9222 model for the last 13 years until about six months ago. Looked/felt awesome. Just didnt find it very different from a garand. Sold it to a buddy, he'a thrilled with it but I dont miss it at all.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:27:09 PM EST
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I only have one M14.

Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:31:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Eric802:
I used to want one bad, but I think my Garand has come close enough to scratching that itch.
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Garand is actually better balanced and "feels" better. Same sights, same ergonomics.

And a .308 Garand is the best-handling semi-auto rifle imaginable.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:31:23 PM EST
The M1A sucks, almost as overrated as the Garand.

As a surrogate for the historically significant M-14, sure.

On its own merits, it falls short of other legacy platforms and even further from modern platforms.

Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:34:39 PM EST
Yes. Buy one.

Private Pyle would approve.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:35:51 PM EST
I very much enjoy my SOCOM 16.

I'll eventually pick up a Scout and a Loaded.

I'll get some AR10s and a SR25 eventually as well.

Yes OP. You should buy it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2016 9:36:00 PM EST
Yes, if you have to ask.
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