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Old October 25, 2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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LRB M14SA STD vs M1A "Loaded"


I'm a military veteran and was trained mostly on the M16A2 and M4. A couple years ago I bought an M1A Loaded Model. I loved it from the momment I first took it to the range. That being said, there was and are some slight issues with the front sight-I had to move it over to the extream right to get it zeroed at 100yrds-kinda rubbed me the wrong way since it was shooting at the wrong target out of the box. After doing research I noticed a recurring theme of quality issues with respect to Springfield Armory. That being said, I decided to purchase an LRB M14SA with a std barrel, titanium piston, and sadlak nm spring guide. I understand LRB is high quality. I'm just wondering if my LRB stb barrel would be as accurate or more accurate than an M1A "Loaded" model with medium nm barrel in functioning condition. I'm looking to possibly get rid of the M1A.
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Old October 25, 2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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Yeah, the quality control on my M1A kinda rubbed me the wrong way.
However, there was a silver lining to this less than acceptable experience
with my Springfield M1A... I was directed to Smith Enterprise, Inc. (SEI).

The standard profile barrel on your LRB should be plenty accurate, but you
may want to consider having SEI replace it with one of their medium heavy
Crazy Horse barrels. 4 grooves, 1:10 ROT and chambered for M118LR
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Old October 26, 2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thank's for the advice SR420. I'll check that option out!

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