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For this quarter (As I work through over-stocked inventory, I might dial back quantities), of the varieties of coffee mugs offered (pictured below), as well as some handy trigger guard tools made by forum member Sakima. I think I still have at least once of each variety of mug, but in the event that I can't find that particular one, we'll figure out the next best alternative.

-Winner gets first choice of mugs and trigger guard tools, and the Title. I can draw you a certificate if you want to hang it up on one of your Albums, since awards went away.

-Runner up gets second choice of mugs and trigger guard tools, but no title, but can enter again this year!

-Since the traditional seem to dominate in mixed company, 'modern' entry with the most votes (if not a winner or runner up) gets third choice of mugs and trigger guard tools. How's that for affirmative action?

-If there are two more more remaining entries that didn't get a mug selection opportunity, we'll do a drawing guessing a pre-selected number that I will disclose to a moderator before we take guesses, and winner of that drawing gets a selection among the variety that is left.

SO... HERE IS DA RULES!


The Firing Line Quarterly M14 Competition

This quarterly competition will be opened to all participants and all variations of rifle classes, we will no longer have a “Traditional” or “Modern” category, and all rifles will be eligible to enter in the competition.
Nominations will be opened from the beginning of the month of each quarter and will remain open for 30 days, voting will open on the first day after nominations close and will remain open for a period of 30 days. The winner at the end of each quarter as well as the second runner up will both be eligible for the final M14 of the year vote. A total of 8 rifles will be eligible for the M14OTY top award.

• First quarter, Q1: 1 January — 31 March (90 days or 91 days in leap years)
• Second quarter, Q2: 1 April — 30 June (91 days)
• Third quarter, Q3: 1 July — 30 September (92 days)
• Fourth quarter, Q4: 1 October — 31 December (92 days)



What determines M14 of the Month/Year


Please keep in mind the criteria are entirely arbitrary upon the discretion of the voters, and the real point of this is simply to offer a jumping off point to share and discuss our favorite M14 variants, be they faithful reproductions or as far out there as anybody didn't dare to conceive. Please do not hesitate to participate because you think your darling might not win an Internet popularity contest. She'll be okay. Give her a little credit, take her on a date, and feed her. She knows what she is, and so do you.

Voting for M14 Of the Year will be held at the end of the calendar year , The winner of each quarter as well as the next runner up will be eligible for the final voting for the title. A total of 8 rifles will be eligible for the award.

Nominations will be reset at the beginning of the New Year, which would be the month of January. If your entry wins in any quarter during the calendar year ,you will not be eligible to re-enter until the following January regardless of when you won.



Nomination Guidelines

Official nominations can only be made by the rifle’s primary owner.
If you’d like to see a specific member’s rifle in the competition, you can make an unofficial nomination, but it must be officially nominated by the primary owner. For example,
-“I’d like to see Member A’s rifle in this month’s competition!” – Member B
-“I nominate my rifle for this month’s competition.” – Member A
If you are unofficially nominated and do not want to be in the competition, there is nothing required on your end, although a posted declination would help the process.

Only ONE unofficial nomination is permitted per member.

Official nominations must be seconded by at least one other user. Nominations will be voided if it does not receive a second nomination.

Primary Nomination Guidelines

When making a primary nomination, please post the following:

-URL Link from the album of your M14 rifle, or a dedicated thread as part of your profile, as we now have fancy image embedding and formatting capabilities for those of you willing to put in the work to pretty it up and tell a good story.

-Short description of what makes your M14 stand out. It can be part of the album or thread showcasing the rifle.

-Reason for nomination that will motivate others to second the nomination. I think it's okay to simply make things up, so long as it's not slanderous or mean-spirited. If you got it from aliens, cool.

Profile/Album pages

In the profile page, create a new album or thread dedicated to your rifle and upload some pictures showcasing your rifle. For your photo album to be eligible, only pictures of one rifle should be in the album. If you need assistance uploading photos or creating an album, do not hesitate to ask our community or PM myself.

Members also enjoy reading about what parts, receiver manufacturer, any special information that would make your entry stand out against all others be included in the album description.

If you have interesting trivia regarding history of or with the rifle, associations or related memories, even better.

Nomination Guidelines

When making a secondary nomination, please ensure that you use the same post for the maximum of 3 allowed seconds. Any seconds not located in your first seconding post will not be counted. Please also ensure that you quote the primary nomination post that you are seconding in your post. You can use the Multi-Quote option if you are nominating multiple M14’s. This is to make sure your secondary nominations are counted. All secondary nominations should include the word “second” or “+1”.

Nomination Timeline

Nominations open on the first day quarterly and will close on the end of the month.

Voting Timeline

Voting will begin on the first day of the month, following the last day of nominations and end on the last day of the month.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM myself, or you can look at last quarter's nomination thread as an example.

If anyone feels the rules are unfair or should be adjusted, please PM myself before the nomination period is over.


You are nominating for M14 of the quarter –

Voting will be open from August 1st until August 31st.

The following M14/M1A's were nominated with necessary secondary nominations and photo album/thread URL's:

1. 'Jethrine' - (Conditionone)
2. 'Tribute' XM-25 Rifle - (Cowtownscout)
3. 'Yoko' Gurren Lagann Tribute Rifle - (MuppetMeat4Me)
4. Nominate your rifle!
5. Nominate your rifle!
6. Nominate your rifle!
7. Nominate your rifle!
8. Nominate your rifle!
9. Nominate your rifle!
10. Nominate your rifle!
 

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How about this... preview of what I will enter
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I like it.

Maybe I should just stop bumping it, and if nobody enters by the end of the month, I can finally get Yoko to take it all!

But that would be kind of silly, even for me.

I'll throw one in if it's holding something back, but I feel more official if I don't have the conflict of interest, lest I be tempted to abuse the position of ultimate power. :p
 

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I have one to enter but I need to complete the write up.
 

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Well crap. I’ll nominate Jethrine. She came in Ms. Congeniality some years ago.
Rundown: started in 2008 as a standard, built up (whew boys, she is built!) by Roland Beaver into a full blown USMC match rifle Except for the stock. Douglas heavy barrel, welded gas system, smooth and crisp but not too light trigger, bedded in a Fajen oversized beech stock. (Cheap plug: fat girls need love, too and they’re always greatful!) All jokes aside, seriously accurate. I consider her a super supermatch.

im going to update the album sometime over the weekend and add some newer pics. Truly one of a kind
 

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