I second the recommendation to shoot if for a time before making and decisions on changes. You may very well find that this rifle does the trick. The M21 DMR is one heck of a tool right from the get go.
Mine are cherished.
I ordered one around April 1st, they said delivery in 3 to 4 weeks after order.
Shelley said mine was 1st in line of 5 going to build.
Called around mid June, " . . . behind due to G contracts."
Called 2 weeks ago, Shelley said I'd get it in about two weeks after test firing.
I really wanted this rifle, all built by Bula, and not an erector set build off of gunbroker or armslist or the likes.
In the meantime I actually bought a 5 Line SAI & TRW USGI build (by very reputable guy here) off the PX because I'm such a child with little patience.
Still itching for the Bula though! LOL!
Shelley at Bula emailed me that a wood hand guard would not fit the M21 DMR rifle with NM barrel. She said they could sub the modified GI Barrel and the wood hand guard. The Bula website shows all their models with the wood hand guard. Wood hand guard really enhances the look of the rifle but NM barrel enhances accuracy. Hate to have a piece of large plastic on my rifle! What do you all think I should do? Thank you.
The wood handguards can be relieved to fit the Med Wt NM barrels. It takes about 10 minutes. I wouldn't settle for a standard weight. I built this rifle for Leahspeed6 a couple of years ago. It has a Med Wt NM barrel.
My Bula parts kit came with what could be considered an enhanced spring guide, and it was just a cheap Independence Day sale kit.
The kit was paired with an M21 DMR with their modified USGI profiled 19.25" barrel in a heavy commercial stock, with walnut handguard. The USGI gas cylinder isn't unitized, and the action isn't bedded. It produces 3/4 to 1" groups with the second handload recipe I tried, and under 1 1/2" with my standard 308 accuracy load.
I suggest you try it as it is, and modify it if it doesn't meet whatever standards you have. I have absolutely no plans to modify mine at all.
I have no doubts that it'll be reliable right out of the box.
I grew up with a guy, been best pals since we were 11 years old. Never known him to exaggerate or spin wild tales. Anyway, he enlisted in June 1969 and was soon off to Vietnam where they made him a Combat Engineer. He wrote me almost every week he could, keep me up on what he was doing. He was...
I had planned to do some shooting this weekend but the weather did not cooperate. So since it is raining and I being stuck in the house thought to take a few pictures of my now abundant M14 magazine collection and other unique M14 parts.
These are the BPTco. parts I have yet to use...
I have a M1A. It is a couple years old and came with a GI trigger (TRW).
It is easy enough to flick the safety off, but putting in on pretty much requires the use of the thumb... too much force required for the trigger finger.
Everything is well lubed and clean.
I know the force required is...
The safety on my new SAI std is pretty stiff. I popped out the trigger group and noticed as I engage the safety the hammer is slightly drawn back leaving me to believe there isn't really anything I can do to lighten the safety. Are there any tricks?
Is this just a characteristic of the rifle?
This is the rifle that is all GI Winchester parts, main ones anyway from barrel to stock. Showed good work with 168's and IMR4895 last time out, so today used the same bullet Sierra with IMR4064 in half grain increments from 41-43 grs.
All were good, no big flyers, best was 42.5 which is either...
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