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GWLA M14 build

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When comes to accuracy for M-14/M1A Many say it's all in the glass bedding. However I believe it's a little bit of everything. Its how the gas system installed properly shimmed off the shoulder and figure 8 just barely tight at 5:30 tight at 6 oclock. Up-rod just off the bolt roller when dummy round in the chamber, nice tight rear sight with no slop in it. Glass bedding thats snug.

It all adds up. A high quality barrel don't mean much if the rest isn't done right.

That receiver and stock looks excellent.

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I just fitted the Receiver & Trigger Group today , had to file some of the Stock Liner where the Legs fit into , that took about an hour of lightly filing & checking fitment . The Stock Liner also had some metal protruding past the Trigger Group Pad seating area & I had to file that down for the TG to lock into the Receiver .

Have no plans on Bedding the Action , I want the Rifle completely serviceable , its not going to be a Match Gun or a Bench Rifle that is almost never disassembled , so not to disturb the Bedding .Now the rest of the things you mentioned , like a Unitized Gas Cylinder & I have three different Pistons already to test for it , but the Barrel is next . 

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Fulton armory sells shims sets for the gas system so you shim the gas system off the shoulder of the barrel so the gas port of the gas cylinder is perfectly centered over the gas port. Also, talk to them about unitizing the gas system. They can drill two small holes tap them so the end plate is attached to the gas system. Another way was to weld them.  The last way, I new of was to use red lock-tight. Clean to remove all oils, place on barrel, apply red lock tight to area to be joined, tighten figure eight very tight for 24 hrs.  You wouldn't think it would work but it does considering it's still under pressure when its its installed for real.

One has to install the gas system without over torque the figure 8, if you do you bend the barrel ever so slightly.

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I have built 2 GWLA receiver M-14 clones, those receivers are by far the best available, unfortunately they are no longer being produced. I used all USGI Winchester parts for my builds and had one bedded. If you need any pointers on parts let me know. Upper target was the one with the McMillan stock, the other is with open sights on the wood one. I love these rifles. If I may suggest something get the SACO clone medium weight barrel from Criterion, or if you can find a  original SAK General Dynamics NM barrel they are amazing, the one that's in the McMillan was a NOS SAK Medium weight NM barrel made in 1982 for the military shooting teams, it's a tack driver.

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