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CalGunsNoob
05-24-2006, 9:59 PM
Just askin'

I know USGI parts are good and becoming increasingly rare...but are they SA Inc. parts really that bad? I'm referring to posts I've read on other boards. You'd think from reading some that SA Inc. parts are junk.

shopkeep
05-24-2006, 10:09 PM
I've owned springfield armory rifles before and intend to buy one in the near future. They are VERY NICE rifles and are very accurate.

glen avon
05-25-2006, 7:44 AM
GI parts are not overrated. SA, Inc. parts are underrated. 'cept the extractors, but that's an easy 5 min. fix.

30Cal
05-25-2006, 8:16 AM
GI parts are not overrated. SA, Inc. parts are underrated. 'cept the extractors, but that's an easy 5 min. fix.

Well said.

ask80
05-25-2006, 8:48 AM
what is the problem with SA extractors and how do you fix it? I just bought one, so i'm curious

glen avon
05-25-2006, 9:05 AM
what is the problem with SA extractors and how do you fix it? I just bought one, so i'm curious

get a .30-06 empty and a USGI extractor.

put .30-06 case in chamber. bush bolt forward as far as it will go. pry out old extractor, pop in new one. Ta-dum!

JWC6
05-25-2006, 10:49 AM
M14 forums has a nice writeup on how to do this. I think you have to join as a member to view it.

http://www.m-14forum.com/showthread.php?t=3274

bwiese
05-25-2006, 11:47 AM
The only non-USGI part I have a real b*tch about on Springfield Armory M1As is the lack of a chrome-lined barrel.

Fortuntely, I got mine back in 2000 when they were still shipping TRW & H&R chromed bbls on their standard base models.

HEUER
05-25-2006, 11:50 AM
GI parts are not overrated. SA, Inc. parts are underrated. 'cept the extractors, but that's an easy 5 min. fix.

People have been looking for years to describe the difference, and you are the first person that actually wrote something that is completely correct. It will be used in the future! ;)

anotherted
05-25-2006, 1:18 PM
get a .30-06 empty and a USGI extractor.

put .30-06 case in chamber. bush bolt forward as far as it will go. pry out old extractor, pop in new one. Ta-dum!


Sounds easy, doesn't it?......;)