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Just wondering if anyone knows of any sites or places I can keep an eye on to grab one of these. Gunbroker is ok, but for some reason people seem to over price their rifles there (guessing because of the pandemic). Armslist is a joke now as well, and here, well I like it, but these aren't exactly common rifles, and I don't think a single one has shown up here for sale (using search). So anyone got an idea of other places besides gunbroker to keep an eye out on?

 

PS, I'd rather buy than build one (cheaper in the long run to just buy used). 

 

PSS...mods if this isn't the right forum, I apologize, and you can move this where ever is correct.

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Good luck.  Guys that buy these tend to keep them.  My M1A was built up by the Alabama National Guard Marksmanship Unit.  Glass bedded with all the right parts.  It will shoot way better than me.  Should let it go as I never shoot it but just can’t.  

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Are you talking about getting a regular M1A or are you specifically looking for one already customized with the Sage International combat stock? 

New Springfields in all versions are out there. However, a used Springer M1A is kinda hard to find as those who have 'em, tend to keep 'em.  I've bought 2 used Springers, but that was just dumb luck. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. But like everything else, prices are way up.

People who build rifles using Sage stocks also tend to go all out on other custom and accuracy work. They ain't cheap and they don't get sold. I don't believe I've ever seen a Sage stocked rifle for sale. The smart option would be to put the rifle back in a regular stock and sell the two separately.  That Sage stock is close to $1000 by itself.  I think if you go looking for a used Sage Custom, you'd have better luck finding unicorns. 

Another thing to consider if you're looking into M1As is that even before the current shortage, the supply of cheap Mil-surp 7.62X51 ammo was already starting to dry up. It ain't like it used to be. 

I love the M1A. Its my personal choice in a MBR. But these days they ain't cheap to buy or shoot. 🙄

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Nope, not for sale. 😉

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On 5/7/2021 at 5:34 PM, Beltfed said:

Good luck.  Guys that buy these tend to keep them.  My M1A was built up by the Alabama National Guard Marksmanship Unit.  Glass bedded with all the right parts.  It will shoot way better than me.  Should let it go as I never shoot it but just can’t.  

I must be missing something there are a good number of them on GunBroker. Is that not normal?

 

On 5/7/2021 at 6:30 PM, Grayfox54 said:

Are you talking about getting a regular M1A or are you specifically looking for one already customized with the Sage International combat stock? 

New Springfields in all versions are out there. However, a used Springer M1A is kinda hard to find as those who have 'em, tend to keep 'em.  I've bought 2 used Springers, but that was just dumb luck. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. But like everything else, prices are way up.

People who build rifles using Sage stocks also tend to go all out on other custom and accuracy work. They ain't cheap and they don't get sold. I don't believe I've ever seen a Sage stocked rifle for sale. The smart option would be to put the rifle back in a regular stock and sell the two separately.  That Sage stock is close to $1000 by itself.  I think if you go looking for a used Sage Custom, you'd have better luck finding unicorns. 

Another thing to consider if you're looking into M1As is that even before the current shortage, the supply of cheap Mil-surp 7.62X51 ammo was already starting to dry up. It ain't like it used to be. 

I love the M1A. Its my personal choice in a MBR. But these days they ain't cheap to buy or shoot. 🙄

pypBTP1.jpg

Nope, not for sale. 😉

Talking about an m1a with the sage chassis already installed. Right now there are 5 on GunBroker and quite a few on Armslist (but not touching that place). Are you talking about a different rifle than I am? I'm looking at around 2.5/3k for one in .308 

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21 minutes ago, SupraMario said:

Talking about an m1a with the sage chassis already installed. Right now there are 5 on GunBroker and quite a few on Armslist (but not touching that place). Are you talking about a different rifle than I am? I'm looking at around 2.5/3k for one in .308 

Interesting. I stand corrected. But then I haven't  been  specifically looking for one either.  Honestly, I prefer the standard stocks. 

That price does sound about right. Them things ain't cheap. Good luck in your search. 👍

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My experience with Sage has been very good.  Installed 3 of em and all shot very well.  They feel good but are heavy. The op rod block is not that bigga deal, just enhanced placement of your tongue and patience.  Keep in mind they not cheap but you might save a little by doing the install yourself.  Like said before, $2500 to 3000 is about right for already done. 

You can also try the PX at M14Forum.  Those guys are very willing to help.  The old guys that helped me when i needed to learn are gone now but their old threads still keep on sharing knowledge.  Best deal i found on the EBRs and Mod1s is at Clyde Armory in Athens GA.

Smoky 

 

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On 5/7/2021 at 6:34 PM, Beltfed said:

Good luck.  Guys that buy these tend to keep them.  My M1A was built up by the Alabama National Guard Marksmanship Unit.  Glass bedded with all the right parts.  It will shoot way better than me.  Should let it go as I never shoot it but just can’t.  

LMAO!

We need to startup an Obit section on TGO so we all know when to start pimping the widow for her plans for the collection!

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19 hours ago, Grayfox54 said:

Interesting. I stand corrected. But then I haven't  been  specifically looking for one either.  Honestly, I prefer the standard stocks. 

That price does sound about right. Them things ain't cheap. Good luck in your search. 👍

 

Thanks, it seems the stuff that wasn't cheap before the surge hasn't really gotten more expensive. Even before the pandemic this was the going price, so it's good that they haven't jumped really.

 

8 hours ago, SmokyBaer said:

My experience with Sage has been very good.  Installed 3 of em and all shot very well.  They feel good but are heavy. The op rod block is not that bigga deal, just enhanced placement of your tongue and patience.  Keep in mind they not cheap but you might save a little by doing the install yourself.  Like said before, $2500 to 3000 is about right for already done. 

You can also try the PX at M14Forum.  Those guys are very willing to help.  The old guys that helped me when i needed to learn are gone now but their old threads still keep on sharing knowledge.  Best deal i found on the EBRs and Mod1s is at Clyde Armory in Athens GA.

Smoky 

 

 

Nice, I'll check these places out. I'm not worried about weight lol, my AR10 is a DPMS SASS with a 24" bull barrel, it's a heavy SOB without the ammo lol. This will be more for doing 600+ yards on my range at my farm....that and I have always loved these rifles.

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If you want the bestest and mostest in M14 accuracy, my opinion is you will be much better off spending your money on a quality barrel first.  Then time your gas system with shims to get the most bolt dwell.

For the money, Wolfe barrels have Kreiger performance for 100 bucks less.  Their 5R/20 barrels have become very popular.  Regardless whether you do Wolfe, Kreiger or a Medium weight Criterion, they all shoot circles around most Springfields.  At least, if you are looking for 1 MOA or less.

The Sage EBR works by greatly reducing barrel whip with a bolted op rod guide and tightly gripping the receiver like a bedded action.  I like them a lot but, for me, I prefer a more traditional E2 laminate with good draw pressure on the ferrul.  Each to his or her own.

For the kind of money you're about to spend, you'll want it capable to blast apples at 500 yards.  🤠👍

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16 hours ago, SmokyBaer said:

If you want the bestest and mostest in M14 accuracy, my opinion is you will be much better off spending your money on a quality barrel first.  Then time your gas system with shims to get the most bolt dwell.

For the money, Wolfe barrels have Kreiger performance for 100 bucks less.  Their 5R/20 barrels have become very popular.  Regardless whether you do Wolfe, Kreiger or a Medium weight Criterion, they all shoot circles around most Springfields.  At least, if you are looking for 1 MOA or less.

The Sage EBR works by greatly reducing barrel whip with a bolted op rod guide and tightly gripping the receiver like a bedded action.  I like them a lot but, for me, I prefer a more traditional E2 laminate with good draw pressure on the ferrul.  Each to his or her own.

For the kind of money you're about to spend, you'll want it capable to blast apples at 500 yards.  🤠👍

Seems most of the ones people have the sage installed on, are Medium weight Nation Match barrels, which seem stock. I'll probably just shoot it with that for a while to get used to the rifle, then upgrade the barrel.

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