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Old February 16, 2020, 08:12   #1
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Decisions, decisions?

Down to the last 5 of the 13 receivers I picked up last Fall. Trying to decide which to nail together next. 2-Rock-Ola, 2-James River and 1-Bula M21 DMR marked. I am leaning toward the Rock-Ola with the XX ser#. Got a new Winchester barrel and parts just itching to become a rifle.



Wasn't so tough after all. XX marks the spot today. As new Winchester USGI barrel, Rock-Ola bolt, Winchester Op Rod, M1 rear sights with NM apature, SA trigger group, Unitized gas cylinder and a Chinese flash suppressor on the tip. Headspaced at 1.632 and ready for the range.



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Rock-Ola rated XX all the way.
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When this prototype was offered to my by another collector, I could hardly pass on it.
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A gentleman on another forum shamed me into removing the Chinese flash suppressor, which was planned anyway, and replacing it with one of the LRB muzzle brakes. I try to keep a supply of these in the shop.

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Beautiful as always, I prefer the classic look myself including the FH.
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Beautiful as always, I prefer the classic look myself including the FH.

As they say, " whatever blows your skirt up".
Not being a traditionalist, so to speak, I have a preference for function over form these days. About half of my M14s have USGI flash suppressors and the others are mixed depending on their function.
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Looking over a few barrels from the shelf and trying to decide which to use on the last 4 receivers.

Top to bottom.

1. LRB/Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor 1-8 22".
2. Bula ultra heavy 6.5 Creedmoor 1-8 22".
3. Bula ultra heavy .308 22".
4. Bula med NM .308 1-10 nipped and crowned 20.5"
5. LRB all states compliant .308 crowned 19".
6. SEI standard weight nipped and crowned 17".

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Art, do you use/prefer short chambered barrels for builds?
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I have a standard USGI flash hider on my build, used a #7 taper reamer to ensure proper clearance and can use the cleaning rod guide to protect the muzzle from damage by cleaning rods
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Art, do you use/prefer short chambered barrels for builds?
I use anything I can get my grubby hands on. Short chambered is easier than chrome lined , or previously headspaced to another receiver, but I use them all.
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