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Old 06-09-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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M1A's "scope mount" slot, a T cast into the receiver

is a PATHETIC base for a scope. the mount and rings bETTER be steel, and you'd better put some inner tube rubber or rubber cement between the rings and scope, or the scope will move. As tightly as you need to clamp the rings, the scope better have a steel tube, too. So you have to add 2 lbs of scope and mount to a 9 lb rifle. The typical M1A fan also insists on 3/4 lb or more of bipod, 1/4 lb of sling and a 1.5 lb, steel silencer. many want 2 lb heavier barrel, too. A loaded 20 rd steel box mag adds 1.5 lbs, too, altho the empty mag is part of the guns' weight, that 1.5 lbs is what is added for each additional mag. :-) 14-16 lbs and what do you get? a bipod-only clunker, with very limited usage and you pay 3k for it and its scope, if it's to be capable of the longrange stuff many claim for it. If you buy the can for it, there goes another 1-2k, too. match 308 ammo is a $ a shot, too. So just how many people do you "think" have any real ability with such, hmm? :-) Where will they be doing all this half mile practicing, up and down hills, on movers, at night? :-) I'd bet a year's pay that not 10,000 men in the country are set up to do this and probably not 1000, either. it's all talk..

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Old 06-09-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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...So you have to add... ...a 1.5 lb, steel silencer.

...If you buy the can for it, there goes another 1-2k, too.
It's not the 1990's anymore.

How about one that's rated to .300 win mag, weighs eleven ounces, and is 7.9 inches long, for $499 plus tax: http://www.silencershop.com/silencer...h-tracker.html

So no, it's not a 1.5lb silencer.
And no, it's not $1k-$2k either.


You could avoid making a lot of these blindly (and obviously) ignorant rants if you'd invest even a 30-second internet search on your topics before you make claims like that.

Is this where we now go back to rants about the .308 obviously sucks because everyone will be wandering around in daylight, between innings at Thunderdome?
 
Old 06-09-2016, 03:37 PM   #3
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YOU paid that, for a 223 can, and you 'think" that m1A fools will go for such a cheapskate's can? :-)
 
 
Old 06-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #4
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YOU paid that, for a 223 can, and you 'think" that m1A fools will go for such a cheapskate's can? :-)
I paid $699 + tax, and that almost was back in the 90's. Don't recall the exact date, but it was more than a decade ago. There are a LOT more options nowadays, and greater supply means more competition and lower prices.

On the 'cheapskate' thing, it's titanium and aluminum with a "we fix it forever" warranty. If you don't like that one, look at other options:
http://www.silencershop.com/silencer...sc&order=price

The first fourteen on the page are $587 or less.
 
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