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Old February 02, 2019, 02:25   #1
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For those that are of M1A & M14 knowledge.

There is Springfield M1A . . . . . and
there is Fulton Armory M14

SA / M1A is all new parts
FA / M14 is majority new parts

Which is better? And can FA M14 be that much better, (if it is) to command such a higher price ?

Does SA assemble all there's here or outsource the labor, thus lower price.
FA claims all are assembled here and spec checked and tested here. $^

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Old February 02, 2019, 04:50   #2
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Very close to the same quality.
No , the extra cost for the Fulton is not warranted , at least to me. I have both in the herd.
A better buy would to be to go the extra step and find a Bula, JRA or LRB and then you would have a top shelf firearm.
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Old February 02, 2019, 07:34   #3
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SAI has a lifetime warranty
Investment cast receiver

I think that FA has a cast receiver

I’d buy the SAI
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Yes, both SAI and Fulton are cast.
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I donít think you could wear either one out in your lifetime unless you seriously abused it.
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Old February 02, 2019, 15:06   #6
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Bula, JRA or LRB

Bula . . . . made receivers ?
JRA . . . . James Rivers Armory
LRB . . . . ?????

ha ha on the wear it out . . . . yeah no chance on that ! ! ! to far along !

friend bought a 30 acre parcel for the retirment palace, and before the house starts this spring, wants to clear a range for 300yds.
i have dozer duty

(something more than 100 ! amazing)
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Just used 2 Fulton receivers for builds today. Bottom 2 are Fulton with H&R kits from Dupage. Bula med weight 19.5 NM barrels.
Top is a GWLA receiver with a Winchester kit from Dupage. Barrel is Bula 22" NM.
The Fulton receivers are about the best cast you will find to build on. Way easier than the forged barstock GWLA which needed some fitting to get it to run.

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