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SFgiants105
02-17-2012, 4:13 PM
So I've been looking into M1As lately (am set on national match right now), and as a result I have only just learned about the scope mounting issues.

Apparently, LRB is the only company that builds receivers that allow a full receiver-mounted option (I don't know why Springfield hasn't picked up on this yet).

Here is the link: http://www.lrbarms.com/m14receivers.html

The receiver comes in two options: standard and rear-lugged.

What are the advantages of the rear-lugged design? Will the non-rear lugged design fit mil-spec stocks? Which stocks will fit the rear lug configuration?

Oh yeah, take a look at this; would a rear-lug receiver fit in that stock?:
http://www.treelinem14.com/M14-M1A-Parts-Kit-SA-M14PKSA.htm

SFgiants105
02-17-2012, 4:19 PM
anyone? I know that there a quite a few m14/m1a fanatics on this site. C'mon, I really don't want to join an m14 forum anytime soon :(

russ69
02-17-2012, 4:27 PM
...What are the advantages of the rear-lugged design? Will the non-rear lugged design fit mil-spec stocks? Which stocks will fit the rear lug configuration?...

Actually, the current technique is dual lugs. At any rate the lug areas need to be cut into the stock and bedded. The lugs do not increase accuracy but help the bedding to last a bit longer.

Cobrarlc
02-17-2012, 4:32 PM
Rear lug is bolted to stock and provides more surface area. Original stock will need to have wood removed, but a big red stock from Fred's was meant for nm rear lugged receivers. A McMillan is the preferred in high power shooting. LRB has smith enterprises weld their lugs on. Springfield offers lugged receivers too via the m25 white feather.

Sunday
02-17-2012, 6:05 PM
The rear lug really isn't needed unless you really are into an ultimate rifle that may not make a difference in real life but for what is cost to build a big buck match rifle What the heck!!! I was into M1a in the late 80s to middle 90s and an LRB and the best parts are the way to go.The M1a is like a 1911 if you want a great one it costs! Springfields aren't great like they used to be study up before spending the big $$$$

ElvenSoul
02-17-2012, 6:11 PM
RGuns sells Smith Recievers

http://www.rguns.net/rifles/rifles-semiauto-M14.shtml

jtv3062
02-17-2012, 6:41 PM
The best forum for the M14 http://m14forum.com/

30Cal
02-18-2012, 12:50 PM
Actually, the current technique is dual lugs. At any rate the lug areas need to be cut into the stock and bedded. The lugs do not increase accuracy but help the bedding to last a bit longer.

I wouldn't say it's the "current technique." It's one way to build a match rifle. They're expensive and the benefit of the 2nd lug is subtle at best.


Unless OP plans on putting some heavy mileage on the rifle with match ammo (ie. a new barrel every other year), I'd go with a standard receiver and spend the money on ammo instead. To get the bedding worked will cost maybe $100 if you can't do it yourself--you'll need to shoot through 5 or 6 barrels before you recoup the cost of the rear lug.