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sergeant major 05-18-2012 06:28 AM

My new out of the box SAI M1A

GreatPlainsRifleman 05-18-2012 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by viperpl (Post 593670)
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...

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.

GooseHunter 05-18-2012 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Bandanabandit1 (Post 599319)
Very Nice! Hammer Forged receiver correct?

Yes sir it is.

viperpl 05-18-2012 11:08 AM

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.

GreatPlainsRifleman 05-18-2012 02:39 PM

So very interesting, thanks again for sharing that.

And sorry for the thread hi-jack.

Bandanabandit1 05-19-2012 02:15 PM

You would think the mil would atleast slightly cover the importance of lubing your weapon. Oh wait, do they even use grease anymore?

GooseHunter 05-19-2012 05:29 PM

They will always have Grease Automotive Artillery (GAA), on rifles maybe CLP or something newer.

m1ashooter 05-20-2012 09:13 PM

Here is mine. She is 22 years young.

Bandanabandit1 05-20-2012 10:16 PM

That looks beautiful, as does the other items

moose 05-21-2012 08:17 AM

Nice T44E4 wood handguard

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