View Full Version : My New M1A EBR!

August 30, 2012, 12:04 AM
Thanks for all the help guys. This is what your help has helped me build. Sorry for the poor images but sadly the best camera I have is on my phone.




August 30, 2012, 07:37 AM

Coach Z
August 30, 2012, 08:07 AM
Looks great, which stock is that?

August 30, 2012, 08:37 AM
Sick rifle!

August 30, 2012, 09:49 AM
Orignally Posted by Coach Z:
Looks great, which stock is that?

It's the Sage Navy Seal Grey but when it arrived it seemed slightly darker then others I had seen. I find I am not opposed to this.

I also found out just how fast the Sage stocks fly off the shelf. I ordered mine from Clyde Armory 1 day before they recieved a shipment of 100 of them. When I checked their website 5 days later they were sold out.

August 30, 2012, 10:00 AM
Are you planning to add the EBR trigger shoe and a full auto cut-out cover?



The NSG FACC may be hard to get right now, contact Tammy at SAGE if you want one.
Also, is the AFG rock solid the way you have it mounted?


August 30, 2012, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by SR240:
Are you planning to add the EBR trigger shoe and a full auto cut-out cover?

I am now. How much disassembly is required to add the full auto cut-out cover? I ask because the hardest part of this whole build for me was actually finding a torque wrench that went down to 65 inch pounds. I found one but it is no longer availiable.

The AFG is very solid. The gap is odd looking ain't it?:rolleyes: I was a little skeptical of using both the kydex foregrip and AFG at the same time but it turned out very sturdy.

And by the way SR240 your input during this build was a HUGE help. Thanks goes out to you in particular.

August 30, 2012, 01:25 PM
SR420- do they make something to replace the ugly polymer heat shield?

August 30, 2012, 01:30 PM
I am happy to be of service :)

You will need an inch pound torque wrench because the action needs
to be removed from the chassis before you can install the FACC.
You may be able to find a low cost wrench online... it doesn't need to be fancy.
I went without the FACC for about 8 years so it shouldn't be a priority.
I do suggest that you buy an NSG one when you find one because they are not easy to find.

The AFG gap did catch my eye, but it being solid is all that matters.

August 30, 2012, 01:34 PM
There is no 'other' heat shield that I know of.

I've run mine with and without the Kydex cover and currently run the factory
cover on my Mod 0 and a Magpul RFG with ladder rail covers on my CQB-16.

August 30, 2012, 02:44 PM
Hulk green with envy.

August 30, 2012, 03:54 PM

That is a nice rifle, I have been thinking about either putting together a "M16" sized AR next or something in 308...votes are for something in 308 now.

August 30, 2012, 04:47 PM
School me on mounting a SAGE stock to an M1A receiver/barrel.

Is this something considerably more involved than installing any other typical stock? Are there special tools or any degree of fitting involved? Mind you, my experience is more with M1 Garands than M1A/M14s.

August 30, 2012, 04:56 PM
Fishbed, the worst part is getting the castle nut off. I broke a pair of castle nut pliers trying. One that is off, the instead is dead simple :)

August 30, 2012, 05:57 PM
Very nice! Enjoy it

August 30, 2012, 06:45 PM
88scrat, that is nice!!

August 31, 2012, 06:20 AM

SAGE EBR Installation Instructions. (http://www.m14.ca/manuals/SAGE_EBR_INSTALL.pdf)

August 31, 2012, 10:38 AM
that is sick. i love the two tone colors

i have a .22LR M14 EBR in black

September 1, 2012, 08:22 AM
Wow, I like the idea of the EBR trigger shoe but is it really worth almost $70 for something that looks like it could be made on my lathe and break?

September 1, 2012, 09:37 AM
Hundreds of satisfied users of the EBR trigger shoe would testify that it's really worth more than $70.

Keep in mind that the V2 design is the result of the hard work by the good people
at TACOM-RI, NSWC CRANE & Xtreme and that it's designed for military use.

September 1, 2012, 02:57 PM
Looks sexy, but how much does that beast weigh?

September 6, 2012, 07:54 AM
Sorry, haven't been on in a while.

joneeman its a little on the heavy side (I couldn't give you an exact weight) but I have a Specter 3 point sling with HK hooks that helps disperse the weight very nicely.

September 7, 2012, 03:57 AM
The trigger shoe IS worth it. With a pistol grip and the original trigger, you get stabbed in the finger pretty much. The trigger shoe gives a nice flat surface to pull on, and the pull/break feels better. The original trigger is meant for a stock with no pistol grip, and as such as designed for your hand to be at that angle.

September 9, 2012, 06:06 PM
Classy rifle with a good optic--very nice!

September 9, 2012, 06:27 PM
Wow, this looks outstanding. I completely dig the aesthetic of the rifle. Is there a build thread that went with this that I could review? Can I ask a ballpark build/assembly cost?

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January 11, 2013, 08:43 AM
I ran my EOTech out front for the longest time and like it there.

Eye relief for the EOTech is unlimited, you can move it further away and it will work.
That said, if you want it up close, I suggest either the LT-608 from LaRue or the M14DCSB from SAGE.


Another option is the M14 CASM from M14.CA (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5361127#post5361127)


January 11, 2013, 08:15 PM
i just pitched a tent

January 13, 2013, 01:54 AM
EBR is sweet! They are hard to come by! I have one on order with Desert Warrior. May be a few months. You got the Navy SEAL stock! SWEET!

Dr Big Bird PhD
January 13, 2013, 05:40 AM
Hulk green with envy.
This +1

@SR420: How much did a suppressor affect the recoil of that .308?

January 13, 2013, 05:52 AM
It moved a little. I would love an EOtech EXPS3 on my flat-top, maybe with a magnifier. I opted for Burris, but withholding opinions until some bugs are worked out.

January 13, 2013, 11:15 AM
@SR420: How much did a suppressor affect the recoil of that .308?

Over gassing tends to speed up the action.
The recoil is different, maybe 'snappy', but tamed with no muzzle jump.
It's a pleasure to shoot and I wish I had done it sooner.