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Old 05-18-2012, 06:28 AM
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My new out of the box SAI M1A

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:48 AM
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A picture of an air assault mission in the Eastern Mountains of Afghanistan. My M14 is my go to weapon, especially for "follow my tracers". 7.62mm tracers are better for that than 5.56mm tracers...
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viper, your photo is practically only the second out of all of the sandbox conflict photos of the M14 in service not using optics.

I had looked high and low to find out if anyone is currently using an M14 in service without optics...your photo is confirmation as well.

Very, very cool stuff. Thanks for your service. Would love to hear more about how the 14 functioned for you there. It's very intriguing.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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Very Nice! Hammer Forged receiver correct?
Yes sir it is.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:08 AM
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I guess that is true, you don't see many without optics over here. As a company commander, I feel that I have no business looking down a scope, as it would take my focus from what I need to be doing. I have used it to good effect to direct guys onto target with a "follow my tracers" at night.

I love the M14, and use it usually when I am dismounted. If I am on a mounted mission, I usually take my M4 mostly because of ease of getting into and out of my MAT-V.

Funny story, I had to teach my designated marksmen how to grease their rifles and bolts, none of them knew about it.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:39 PM
GreatPlainsRifleman GreatPlainsRifleman is offline
 
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So very interesting, thanks again for sharing that.

And sorry for the thread hi-jack.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:15 PM
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You would think the mil would atleast slightly cover the importance of lubing your weapon. Oh wait, do they even use grease anymore?
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:29 PM
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They will always have Grease Automotive Artillery (GAA), on rifles maybe CLP or something newer.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:13 PM
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Here is mine. She is 22 years young.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:16 PM
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That looks beautiful, as does the other items
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:17 AM
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Nice T44E4 wood handguard
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