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The bottom of the right lug was just over half way between the top and bottom of the notch on a NO-GO. For sheetz and giggles, I tried my Winchester bolt and it closed a little more than my TRW bolt
 

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The bottom of the right lug was just over half way between the top and bottom of the notch on a NO-GO. For sheetz and giggles, I tried my Winchester bolt and it closed a little more than my TRW bolt
Thanks Josh. So it was about the same as my Winny bolt in a chrome lined USGI contour barrle. Guess you are keeping the headspace a little tighter.
LRB is doing a great job again. Nice to see they got rid of the left lug set back that was there for years.
 

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If it ain't broke...
Still did fine with the Malaysian surplus. I could build on that good of a receiver all day.
 

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If it ain't broke...
Still did fine with the Malaysian surplus. I could build on that good of a receiver all day.
Totally Dude!

LRB M14BR 05119 and 05120 are just itching to become rifles but I have some other projects that need attention first. Then there is a whole bunch of shooting that is in order.
Whatta Hobby!
 

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So about 2 1/2 hours worth of work putting them together?
About that total for all 3 this month. I normally figure an hour per rifle if I have all the parts ready to go. Then of course range time and tweaking if necessary.
 

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The Let's Go Brandon rifle is outstanding! Nice work on all of the builds. I am looking forward to the range reports. In particular the LGB rifle!
 

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The Let's Go Brandon rifle is outstanding! Nice work on all of the builds. I am looking forward to the range reports. In particular the LGB rifle!
Well, that makes two of us. Freezing rain this morning, but I have a feeling the afternoon will be just right.
 

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Let's Go Brandon out for function firing. Ran 10 rnds for settling into the USGI fiberglass stock and then another 10 on a target. Not too shabby a 2" group at 100 yds for her first day out. 150 gn Berger fb over 41.5 gn of IMR-8208 in RA-68 cases set of with 210m primers. Whatta Hobby!


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Next I got out for function fire 20 rnds down range with LRB M14BR 05100. This was interesting to me. Iron sights at 100 yds trying to focus on a 1.5" dot. Old eyes just couldn't hack it. Maybe tomorrow I will take her out on some SR-1s. I know I can see that 6" black. This is the better of the 2 50' targest I shot at 100. Whatta Hobby!

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I am glad I can live vicariously through you Art!
I appreciate that for sure. Just for comparison this photo is of an SR-1 target and the 50' next to each other. Looks like a 97 when they are put together. I will accept that for function firing . 1st really traditional M14 build I have done is some time. Standard weight chrome lined USGI contour barrel. I had forgotten how much fun the plain Jane M14 is to shoot. Quality is #1. Whatta Hobby!


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Got er done. Need to make a correction, the new barrels that I put on these are both 19.5" Bula NM and not 18.5 as I had said earlier. Running out of spare scopes. Leupold 2-7 on one and SWFA SS 10x with TPS rings on the other. Whatta Hobby!
Topped my M25 with an early SS10x42M. Barnett heavy on early SA receiver, all SA GI parts. Starting load was SMK168's over 41.5 gr 4895 lit by CCI 200 LRPs. As basic as it all was, my first three rounds grouped at .75" @100 yds. I can surely understand why the SEAL'S took a hard look at the then Super Sniper as a temporary fill in when their contract with Leupoold was faltering. For the bucks' it's a tough one to beat. My youngest daughter, who was my spotter that day, and very capable in either roll, says "I think you'll be happy with that! Nice work, Pap! All enjoyment from here! Almost lost her to a shooting incident back in "05. Despite the tragedy and loss of her close friend, she is the only one who spends time with me at the range. How blessed I am! ... Whatta kid!

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Let's Go Brandon out for function firing. Ran 10 rnds for settling into the USGI fiberglass stock and then another 10 on a target. Not too shabby a 2" group at 100 yds for her first day out. 150 gn Berger fb over 41.5 gn of IMR-8208 in RA-68 cases set of with 210m primers. Whatta Hobby!


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That is a really nice grouping for the first day out! I struggle to get groupings like that with my Bula rifle. Although I'll freely admit, I have a lot of practicing to do before I become consistent at pulling that trigger.
 

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This Rock-Ola M-21 DMR is the next and last in queue for building before I get started on the new 3 LRBs. Should have her finished later today. Whatta Hobby!
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Pardon me if this is a dumb question but is this a Bula receiver in which someone has engraved "Rock-Ola?" As a big M1 carbine fan, obviously I know about the Rock-Ola manufactured examples and how sought after they are due to the obvious cool factor but I don't recall reading anything about that company doing anything further beyond those M1s up to 1944.
 

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Pardon me if this is a dumb question but is this a Bula receiver in which someone has engraved "Rock-Ola?" As a big M1 carbine fan, obviously I know about the Rock-Ola manufactured examples and how sought after they are due to the obvious cool factor but I don't recall reading anything about that company doing anything further beyond those M1s up to 1944.
Receivers were made for James River Armory by Bula Forge and Machine. The Rock-Ola name was requested by James River.
 
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