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Old 04-28-2019, 11:29 AM
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Default Polytech m14 accuracy?

Iíve got a polytech 14s that shoots awful good and was wondering if others have had a similar experience. When I got the rifle I wasnít expecting much. Just wanted something to shoot with iron sights at 100 yards. I took it out and adjusted the sights then shot 10 rounds off the bench.

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6 of the ten shots were in one jagged hole. I was surprised because I have astigmatism and wear prescription glasses. Plus Iím sure not a great shot. But the target got me to thinking. I thought the accuracy seemed good so why not throw a scope on it and see what it could do.
A friend had a m14 mount and I had an old weaver 10x scope laying around. With the scope Iím getting 1/2Ē and one hole 5shot groups.

http://imgur.com/NoDGl77

http://imgur.com/BnVFAAZ


This rifle seems as accurate as my sa national match but with no bedding,no unitized gas system, no special anything. Iím not complaining at all. Just thought it was weird to get such good results from a bargain basement rifle. What do you guys think?


R/s, Hiller.............
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:46 AM
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Occasionally even the Chinese get one right.
Or maybe SAI got it wrong.
Just kidding. I have had a few polys and never had a bad one so to speak.
I would prefer anyone of them over an SAI.
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:54 PM
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My only problem(s) with them is that not many are here, and you can't get them with a rear lug.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:13 PM
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No need for a rear lug anyway.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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No need for a rear lug anyway.
I need one.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:36 AM
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My only problem(s) with them is that not many are here, and you can't get them with a rear lug.
This one seems to shoot damn good without the lug.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:24 AM
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As far as I know the only advantage to a lug is to extend the life of your bedding, not to improve accuracy by an stretch of the imagination.
None of my rifles are bedded to start. For accuracy I like to use a chassis such as a JAE that requires no bedding or lug.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:40 PM
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They are great rifles. The only thing is you should change the bolt to a USGI bolt. They have soft bolts. I am not repeating internet BS. It's a well documented fact. Congrats on owning a great rifle.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:48 PM
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They are great rifles. The only thing is you should change the bolt to a USGI bolt. They have soft bolts. I am not repeating internet BS. It's a well documented fact. Congrats on owning a great rifle.
I bought one from a guy who was actively shooting it, and one of the bolt lugs had some deformation from being set back. I replaced it with USGI.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:47 PM
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They are great rifles. The only thing is you should change the bolt to a USGI bolt. They have soft bolts. I am not repeating internet BS. It's a well documented fact. Congrats on owning a great rifle.
Thanx,

The bolt has been replaced with a usgi part so I have a bit more peace of mind this way.
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