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ArtBanks
July 16, 2016, 19:48
Just finished getting my latest Bula Defense XM21 serial # 2 ready for the 20 dot challenge. Another consistent sub moa M14, yippee. Barrel is Bula Med weight NM, bolt and all other parts are Bula including their new cast gas cylinder. Muzzle brake is a GGW on loan from a friend. Rifle is sitting in a JAE Gen 3 chassis with a 8.5 - 25 Leupold MK 4 LRT. Accushot monopod and bipod are off my 700P.

This rifle loves 168 SMK in LC brass over 42.8 gr of BLC-2 with 210M primer. I just had to shoot a test target with my last 15 rnds of the development load. Last 12 rnds were all in the circles even if target 6 had two bulls. Target one and two were sight in and then we were good to go. Off to the loading bench to get some ammo ready for a new challenge tomorrow if the weather is good.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0528_zpsh0d1s8g2.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0528_zpsh0d1s8g2.jpg.html)

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Check out the gas cylinder, notice anything strange?

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0530_zpsbz2kjmtp.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0530_zpsbz2kjmtp.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

Jarhead504
July 16, 2016, 22:42
Yep. No valve plus strange circles on it. I like the idea of leaving the valve BS off of it. Less parts to deal with is always a good thing.

Keep up the good work and the great posts, especially with pics!

Jarhead

Jarhead504
July 16, 2016, 22:44
Art, I like the muzzle brake too..

ArtBanks
July 17, 2016, 04:46
Thanks,
Bula Defense Systems is doing a public release on a number of the M14 parts that they produce at Camp Perry next week. I can tell you I will be there with my shopping bag at the ready.
The gas cylinder is cast by Bula and functions flawlessly.

Semper Fi
Art

gunshack
July 17, 2016, 14:32
What do they ask for their receivers?

ArtBanks
July 17, 2016, 15:24
What do they ask for their receivers?

I believe they are in the 650 to 750 range but please don't quote me. I will tell you better after they are released next week at Camp Perry.

gunshack
July 18, 2016, 01:49
Nice! Not like I need another, but I think I may have the parts to build one or 18.

ArtBanks
July 18, 2016, 04:30
Nice! Not like I need another, but I think I may have the parts to build one or 18.

I passed a couple of dozen a year ago. They just bweed like wabbits.

ArtBanks
July 21, 2016, 15:01
Plotted target hits only on earlier posted targets using an ink pad and 30 cal casing. Ends up being just about 1 moa for 12 or 13 hits on the 1" circles at 100 yds. Whatta hobby.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0534_zpsjmg4smh2.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0534_zpsjmg4smh2.jpg.html)

01BIRDDOG
July 22, 2016, 07:38
Sir you do excellent work and it is obvious in the accuracy of these fine rifles. Keep posting updates. Semper fi

ArtBanks
July 23, 2016, 10:13
Plotted 15 hits on 1" target from this morning.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0540_zps6ze0jcmb.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0540_zps6ze0jcmb.jpg.html)