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Polytech M14S upgrade

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by jrs93accord, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    I just received my new scope for my Polytech M14S. I decided to take it to more of a tactical application. I painted the USGI M14 fiberglass stock satin black over a textured paint. I also painted the handguard satin black as well (non-textured finish). I then re-installed the scope mount that came with the Polytech when I bought it. I mounted the new COUNTER SNIPER 3-25x56 scope in a set of A.R.M.S. #22 High rings.

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    Now, I have to learn how to use the new scope. Next thing, install a sling stud and bipod.
     
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  2. KalashniKEV

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    Not to mention that scope is overkill on an M14S. You should have spent the money on a Warbird conversion if you haven't done so already.

    Good rifles deserve good optics and ammo.
     
  4. rtl

    rtl Robby The Guy Millennium Member

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    Yep, Warbird conversion.....worth it
     
  5. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Looks like my M1A.
    I have a B-square mt and Leupold scope.
     
  6. jrs93accord

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    Well guys, I am going to give this the old college try. If it works for me, I will be happy. If not, I have other options.

    JR
     
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    The best upgrade for a Polytech is to upgrade to a Springfield... How are your iron sights on that rifle? The ones that came on mine were "French", Junkivous...
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I'd take a warbird worked polytech over most of the "newer" Springfields I've seen.
     
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    I do have a Springfield Loaded M1A. A stellar shooter. The iron sights on my Polytech work very well. My eyes do not.
     
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    Guess I had a dud... I bought the Polytech in 95/96. Not what I had hoped for accuracey wise. Sights had no positive detent, not good for shooting the high power matches I was doing at the time. Picked up a loaded Springfield too, runs like a Caddy even before I had it tuned. Hook Boutin was the gunsmith who tuned it, he was an armorer at Ft Benning since the 40's for their sniper teams. He's the man to see if you have a M1 or M1a in Georgia. That is if he is still with us, he was in his 80's in 1996! It's currently in the M21 config and like you it far excedes what my eyes and hands can do! I'll post some photo's when I get a chance.
     
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    You would rather have a cast receiver over a forged receiver? That's a first. Just because you got a lemon does not mean that all of them are bad. In production, at some point there will be a lemon go through the production process. That is the cost of doing business.

    I'm all for trying to get the best bang for your buck, but when you go buy something that says "counter sniper" I just have to laugh.
     
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    Well guys,
    On Saturday, I took it out for the first time with the scope on it. The scope is headed back to SG for a complete refund. I would not buy another CounterSniper scope. I am thinking about replacing it with a Millett Tactical scope. The price is reasonable and the reputation is good. Burris may also be an option.
     
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    Dang guys,.....climb of the man's azz!

    Nice Polytech! I've shot a few, some needed a few small things done.
    Overall,....a great buy!
     
  16. Rick O'Shay

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    Polytech has a superior receiver, or so I've read. Forged steel Polytech vs. cast Springfield.
     
  17. Andrewsky

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    Springfield makes awesome receivers.
     
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    What happened/was wrong with it?
     
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    It was very difficult to get a clear view though the lenses. If I moved my head a fraction of an inch, I would lose sight of my target. I was a real PITA.
     
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    Take a look at the Nikon "Buckmasters" scope with MD reticle.
    Very good glass for the money. (Around $300.00.)