Thanks for the Service!!!
It's nice to see the old M14s upgraded & brought back to service. May download your pic & post it over at gunsnet, we like that sort of stuff! and vets posting ;)
I haven't fired the M82 but I've sure wanted to buy one, just not part with the $8k... My buddy purchased one of the Barrett Model 96(?), the five round bolt version the Canadians use. He says it isn't any worse than a 12ga with 3" magnum loads with the huge muzzle brake they have and the semi M82 is supposed to be even easier on the shoulder.
I've been playing with the other side's toys... bought a Chinese NDM86 (Chi-Com Drag) and just tried to pick up a Romanian PSL last weekend but the shop had already sold it... Now I have to find another one! Also have a Russian SVT40, Egypian Hakim, Spanish CETMEs, PTR91 and LOTS of AK47/AK74 semis (around 30 I've lost count)...
posted on 08/18/2006 4:03:23 PM PDT
by El Laton Caliente
(NRA Member & GUNSNET.NET Moderator)
To: El Laton Caliente
I liken the Barrett to a .300 Win Mag. The M-21 has been around for a long time and it is still used by the USMC. The M-14 is a beautiful weapon, I have a Armscorp National Match one and love to shoot it, though it is a bear to shoulder that recoil and steel baseplate for someone like me with boney shoulders. Close the spindle valve and it is for sure a tack driver. Mine only has the medium weight NM barrel too, the M-21 has the heavy weight NM barrel.
I also have a Remington 700 BDL that I have had quite a bit of work done on to make it emulate a M-24; B&C composite stock, glassed bed, trigger dropped to 2 lbs, tactical black coating on all the metal, etc. No length of pull adjustment though, not really needed. I have a Pentax Lightseeker II 6-24x44 scope on it with a mildot reticle, it's a beauty. It has the original stock barrel on it and I would not swap it out for a heavy barrel for anything. My best 3 round group at 100 yds is 0.26" ctc. Was having a great day that day though, have not been able to duplicate it.
posted on 08/18/2006 4:38:33 PM PDT
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