View Full Version : M1A/M14 chambered in .223

September 17, 2009, 01:15 PM
Hi guys, the other day I shot my friends rifle, It was a M1a/M14 platform chambered in .223. I was shooting my AR and he said grab 10 rounds and come over here. I did and he handed me a .308 M1A magazine with a smaller magazine inside of it (The smaller one was riveted to the larger magazine) I loaded it and rocked it into place, I shot it and when I was done I read the back part of the receiver. I dont remember everything but I do remember it saying U.S. MILITARY RIFLE .223 REM

Any Ideas of what this sucker was? It was AWESOME

September 17, 2009, 01:18 PM
I like the advice precision_shooter has offered you :)

September 17, 2009, 01:22 PM
Not trying to offend or sound rude but....Why not ask your friend? He would probably be able to give you the correct answer rather than having us guess as to what it was.

September 17, 2009, 02:02 PM
I like the advice precision_shooter has offered you Wow! A fortune teller. :) He sees the future and knows what will happen.

September 17, 2009, 02:34 PM
You had a good time shooting it,good for you!!
For myself..I guess most of the time I would want the rifle scaled to the cartridge,like a mini-14 if I wanted an M-14 platform .223.
I suppose this rifle might comply with some service rifle competition rules

Looking for an equiptment edge.?

September 17, 2009, 03:20 PM
M1A champereing in .223... that's a mini-14 isnt it? ;)

September 17, 2009, 09:12 PM
I haven't been to the range in a while and I dont have his number...I dont think its an M14...lol


September 17, 2009, 09:19 PM
No idea, but I don't think the "US Military Rifle .223 Rem" designation was legit. I've seen an example of the Springfield M14-derived alternative to the AR-15 (in a museum) and it didn't look like it was sporting a magazine inside a magazine design. Not to mention there were only a handful of them ever built . . .

September 18, 2009, 10:22 AM
I wouldnt put it beyond this guy to have something super rare, or t have it custom built. He owns a Maxim (I got to shoot it once oohrah!) his brother also owns a browning machine gun (Semi of course)

From the looks of the magazine, AR15 inside M1A type, I think it is custom.