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ArtBanks
April 22, 2017, 17:00
Just finished up another Rock-ola M21-DMR. Looking forward to getting her out for her first run in the morning.
Scope is just my shop test scope and I don't normally use a cheekrest for testing new weapons.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0918_zpsc3152f1c.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0918_zpsc3152f1c.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

Exit308
April 22, 2017, 18:55
She's a beauty Art. Very nice.:bow:

gentlemanjoe
April 22, 2017, 19:30
Nice. Is that a SADLAK mount

PvtJoker
April 23, 2017, 02:30
Nice looking rifle.

ArtBanks
April 23, 2017, 04:39
Nice. Is that a SADLAK mount

Negative. This is a Bula Defense Systems / Rock-Ola M21 DMR and the rail is actually connected to machined out union with the receiver. No side mounts for me any more..

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_0168_zpsl3mnikgl.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_0168_zpsl3mnikgl.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

RomanLeaderII
April 23, 2017, 14:27
Outstanding! Nice looking rifle. What kind of accuracy do you get? What is the best accuracy you get with the GI Stock.

What is this they are moving the CMP Games to Camp Atterbury, Indiana this year? Any idea for the rationale of this move?

ArtBanks
April 23, 2017, 16:07
Outstanding! Nice looking rifle. What kind of accuracy do you get? What is the best accuracy you get with the GI Stock.

What is this they are moving the CMP Games to Camp Atterbury, Indiana this year? Any idea for the rationale of this move?

Just over an inch with this barrel 22" Bula med NM. Drop it in a JAE chassis and it goes to right about .75 with handloads.

Politics, what else. Bet they are back next year.

Gene57
April 23, 2017, 19:14
Awesome looking rifle,, I'm new to a lot of this, is this one you've built for yourself or do you do this for customers?

gentlemanjoe
April 23, 2017, 20:02
I traded into a Springfield M1A NM in the early 90's with a SN # 0027xx. Scoped it with a SADLAK mount and a Kahles ZFM but could get better groups with open sights than I ever could with the scope. Maybe I need to get that thing out and fiddle with it again. Thanks for peaking my interest in it again.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1327.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1327.jpg.html)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1328.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1328.jpg.html)

ArtBanks
April 24, 2017, 04:41
Awesome looking rifle,, I'm new to a lot of this, is this one you've built for yourself or do you do this for customers?

I build them just for my own collection and shooting enjoyment. Way safer and less expensive hobby than motorcycles.

hueyville
April 24, 2017, 07:18
I build them just for my own collection and shooting enjoyment. Way safer and less expensive hobby than motorcycles.

Dang Skippy bout safer than motorcycles though haven't learned totally.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2a7bwis.jpg

A semi-local guy recently shot himself through hip with 9mm defensive ammo. Was unloading his pistol to go into a gun shop. If shop doesn't allow carry of loaded pistol they lost my business. Gun shops that don't allow CCW/CWL carriers are violating spirit of what sell. Nice rifles, if ever build for people have most of a NOS pile of parts in boxes.

ArtBanks
April 24, 2017, 09:04
Dang Skippy bout safer than motorcycles though haven't learned totally.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2a7bwis.jpg

A semi-local guy recently shot himself through hip with 9mm defensive ammo. Was unloading his pistol to go into a gun shop. If shop doesn't allow carry of loaded pistol they lost my business. Gun shops that don't allow CCW/CWL carriers are violating spirit of what sell. Nice rifles, if ever build for people have most of a NOS pile of parts in boxes.

I agree. I would not unload to enter a gun shop.
Used to get M14 kits at shows early on, then went to Orion for kits, then CMP when they had them. Now I just make a call to Bula Defense Systems. They make all the parts to build an M-14 except the front, rear sights, and the barrel band because they don't use them in their builds.
Every once in awhile a box of parts arrive from friends that are tired of holding onto them and don't want to see the current band of vultures get hold of the parts.

Semper Fi
Art

hueyville
April 24, 2017, 19:39
Sometimes a guy sells an older build have lost interest in to finance a new build or two. If ever fund raising am always buying. M1a's have a soft spot in my heart.

PvtJoker
April 24, 2017, 19:52
No side mounts for me any more..

Semper Fi
Art

Does that mean the MC1 mount is available? :angel: Because my Kollmorgen Bear Cub just came in the mail this morning, and it just looks funny held onto my M1C rail with rubber bands. :rofl:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/JTravis1964/M1C%20Garand/20170424_221249_zpsy5ebisw2.jpg

ArtBanks
April 25, 2017, 04:33
Does that mean the MC1 mount is available? :angel: Because my Kollmorgen Bear Cub just came in the mail this morning, and it just looks funny held onto my M1C rail with rubber bands. :rofl:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i78/JTravis1964/M1C%20Garand/20170424_221249_zpsy5ebisw2.jpg

You are raising my sympathy factor slightly, but I was talking about no more side mounts on an M-14 that I will be shooting.
Collectable repro items are something else.

PvtJoker
April 25, 2017, 10:25
Eh; it was worth a shot. :wink:

You are raising my sympathy factor slightly, but I was talking about no more side mounts on an M-14 that I will be shooting.
Collectable repro items are something else.

jhend170
April 25, 2017, 10:39
Sometimes a guy sells an older build have lost interest in to finance a new build or two. If ever fund raising am always buying. M1a's have a soft spot in my heart.

Soft spot indeed, yet somehow I owned a couple of FALs before my first M1a.

Being Navy in the early 90s meant using M-14s for security force, as well as shot-line work. Still remember that first time to the range with one, popping touching holes at the firing line (the eyes were pretty good back then) and wondering "where have you been all my life?" What made it most memorable was the GMG1 coming down the firing line, stopping, looking at my target, and asking "Right back on the far, eh doc (I was a Corpsman)?"

I was a city boy but fortunately had grandparents retired to the country, and I would burn through thousands of .22lr, 12g, and my ol' .303 over the summers up there. Would practice hitting pieces of dry dog food on the fence at 50yds or so with that Marlin 60. Good times and good memories.

Jarhead504
April 26, 2017, 20:46
I traded into a Springfield M1A NM in the early 90's with a SN # 0027xx.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1327.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1327.jpg.html)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1328.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1328.jpg.html)

A four digit M1A (M-14 clone) that low - 0027?? might be a Devine, Texas one from Melvin Smith. Maybe another member of the M-14 Cult can help us out here. If not a Devine product, it certainly is an early S.A. of Geneseo baby. Another indicator of an early M-14 clone is the slotted handguard. It is not a GUARANTEED indicator as handguards obviously get changed, but almost all of the Devine rifles I've ever seen had slotted handguards.

Jarhead

ArtBanks
April 27, 2017, 05:44
I traded into a Springfield M1A NM in the early 90's with a SN # 0027xx. Scoped it with a SADLAK mount and a Kahles ZFM but could get better groups with open sights than I ever could with the scope. Maybe I need to get that thing out and fiddle with it again. Thanks for peaking my interest in it again.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1327.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1327.jpg.html)
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb376/asmcjoe/IMG_1328.jpg (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/asmcjoe/media/IMG_1328.jpg.html)

Looking good.
Beautiful stock. I like the faux selector.
I think you could loose the M1 offset cheekrest though. Awfully tough on the neck when using a center line scope or irons.

Semper Fi
Art

ServiceRifle
April 28, 2017, 12:58
Here are two Rockolas in the making. The one in the laminated stock is waiting for UPS to deliver a gas cylinder and a flash hider. The rifle in the wood stock is complete and ready to roll

The rifle in the laminated stock has a Rockola receiver, Bula bolt, barrel and op rod. The rifle in the wood stock has a Rockola receiver, Bula barrel, HR bolt and a SA op rod.

I am thinking about changing out the front end of the rifle in the laminated stock with the TRW front end shown in the photo above. I recently bought that (as shown) for a only $280 (a pretty good deal if you ask me). The TRW barrel has a TE of 0!


https://s13.postimg.org/ydzfllsrb/IMG_3851.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/cqspva7gz/IMG_3852.jpg

ArtBanks
April 28, 2017, 13:54
Looking good.
Can't beat the Bulas as far as I am concerned.
I have built on a couple of dozen of them now and enjoy it more every time.
I think you will find that the current Bula Defense barrels, even the std weight, will out shoot the TRW.
Another thing to consider before using the TRW is that, if you reload, the brass will be blasted out to NATO chamber size and be much harder to work with and tougher on the brass.
I did the thing with keeping my builds all one maker for a long time and then the light came on. I pulled the NATO barrels and replaced them all with .308. Current production parts are better in my opinion and a lot less expensive to work with. As you know Bula Defense Systems now make everything needed to put an M14 together minus the muzzle device,clip guide and rear sights because their builds do not require them.
When I started, a complete niw parts kit by mfg including everything but the receiver was under $250. Now you are looking at close to 10 times that. Why bother?

Semper Fi
Art