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Old February 08, 2020, 15:04   #1
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A new M14 is born.

Gave a fellow a hand putting a rifle together this morning using his Bula stripped receiver, bula bolt and a FA stainless 1-10 barrel. Went together like a dream as the 4 dozen others I have in the herd did.
I have been using Bula receivers, bolts and barrels since they started up making them.
Only problems I have seen were created by folks that were used to ARs and thought they could build an M14.
I have rifles built on Bulas with every mfg usgi barrels, Criterions, Kreigers and Chinese. All have gone together great.

New rifle's owner function firing for the first time.



First two rnds from new build. Sights set at center front and rear and elevation up 6 in shop.



First shot at 100yds. This is the 3rd shot from new build with original sight settings.



The grin on this young fellow's face says it all. Bula makes great stuff if you know how to work with it.

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Old February 08, 2020, 16:40   #2
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Nice job art

I like your builds , went to a gun show today , at least a half a dozen rifles there
All types,One match grade for 2200.00
I think if I really needed one again I would want one that you have lovingly
Made , put me in your will. Mike
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Old February 08, 2020, 16:53   #3
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Great to see another M1A in the hands of a new enthusiast!
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Old February 09, 2020, 06:08   #5
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Outstanding!
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Looks like a birch stock. If I ever get one I want the stock to look like that; plain jane, all business.
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Old February 09, 2020, 11:12   #7
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Looks like a birch stock. If I ever get one I want the stock to look like that; plain jane, all business.
That is one of my shop test stocks. I like it because I know it's straight and provides the right barrel tension. The stock did not go home with the fellow.
He is going to have his new rifle bedded in a NM Walnut stock.
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Old February 09, 2020, 11:25   #8
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That build and group are impressive .
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Hard to top this Marine.......Best of the best.
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Old February 09, 2020, 18:19   #11
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Good job Art!
Looks like a very happy young man.
He has a nice rifle that he can enjoy for the rest of his life and pass down to one of his children.
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Looks like a birch stock. If I ever get one I want the stock to look like that; plain jane, all business.
I concur. always loved the wood look.
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Old February 10, 2020, 07:48   #13
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I kinda like birch too. This is one of my favorites. LRB M25, 19.5" med weight barrel, TRW bolt, op rod and trigger group with a Leupold 1.25-4 scope, SEI gsfs and vortex.



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Nothing like the smile a good rifle brings. Nice
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