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Old June 02, 2019, 04:34   #1
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Latest build 6.5 Creedmoor

Just finished up my latest M14 type rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor.
Bula Defense Systems XM21 receiver, all parts including NM 22" barrel are Bula with SEI Vortex on the end. Chassis is JAE Gen III in Lox Blue. Scope Night Force ATACR 5-25x56mm F1. Atlas bipod and Acushot monopod.
Lightened hammer and adjustable trigger by Shooting sight. Lots of TLC.

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Old June 02, 2019, 09:29   #2
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Beautiful looking Rifle!
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Old June 02, 2019, 09:52   #3
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That is super nice! Looks like it can reach out a ways. Is the reticle MOAR or MIL-R?
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Old June 02, 2019, 10:09   #4
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Old June 02, 2019, 16:34   #5
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Wow, very nice!
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Old June 03, 2019, 10:38   #6
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Well done Art. Do you find yourself using 25x on that scope often or some other setting?
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Well done Art. Do you find yourself using 25x on that scope often or some other setting?
I do. I mostly shoot little tiny dots at 100 yds and the 25x is a great help.
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Nice job on the scope ring selection , it looks like it is almost rubbing
The lower , the better
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Nice job on the scope ring selection , it looks like it is almost rubbing
The lower , the better
I agree, but it is rubbing with this configuration. New rings that are just a tad higher are due into my shop tomorrow. I had the scope on another type XM21 receiver that has a removable rail and it was just right. With the new XM21 where the rail is machined as part of the receiver and lower I need higher rings.
At over $200 per set, I have to be a little careful.
I will use the lower rings on another build that is in progress.
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I would nail a small red dot on top and keep the scope cranked to 25x most of the time. Use the red dot if needed to get on something fast and drop to the scope if had time to decide which eyeball wanted to remove. Very nice looking rifle sir, plan was to be building M14's right now but got.distracted with 10/22's. Just finished a 20" 1:16 hammer forged stainless steel rimfire that is shooting into 5/8 MOA with no wind on cool mornings.
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I do. I mostly shoot little tiny dots at 100 yds and the 25x is a great help.
Thanks Art.
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Art, I'm really curious how well 6.5 does out of the M1A, and, aside from you, there aren't many folks posting up results. Is that group typical for you and your rifle(s)?
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Art, I'm really curious how well 6.5 does out of the M1A, and, aside from you, there aren't many folks posting up results. Is that group typical for you and your rifle(s)?
6.5 has been working out great for me. The group posted was using Hornady 140 gr commercial ammo. Handloads will do much better if past experience is any indicator.
This barrel is new so it hasn't settled in just yet. You can expect right around .5 moa with a properly built M14 type rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor as long as it has the right barrel and is fitted in one of these JAE chassis. I have no idea on the accuracy of the M1As in 6.5 because I have no SAIs in that caliber. The majority of my builds now utilize Bula Defense Systems components.
When this project is completed, I am waiting for the final barrel to have it's finish applied to the exterior, and then I should be under .5 moa repeatably. The current barrel is NM med weight configuration. The final barrel is a special order ultra heavy configuration exclusive to Bula and not available commercially at this point.
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Interesting. I appreciate the data. .5 MOA is nothing to sneeze at out of a gas gun, especially an M1A. My 6.5 Creedmoor AR gets .6-.7" at 100m with 140 gr. ELD-M, and I can probably get that a tad lower with some more time behind the rifle (although the current results are more than acceptable for me and my purposes). Very cool that the cartridge is working well enough in your M1A's.
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