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SapperSteel

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M21
« on: August 12, 2016, 05:13:31 PM »
A couple years back my younger son gave me a Springfield M1-A.  Ever since then I've toyed with the idea of getting a Sadlak scope mount and putting a good Leupold scope and a bipod on it to make it a true reach-out-and-touch-someone rifle.  But I've been reluctant to do that because I also really like its rugged iron sights.  It's a great companion to my M1 Garand.  Either of them, depending on my whim, can be shoved into a saddle scabbard, hauled around on a horse, bumped, banged, then shot accurately.  If I tricked out the M1-A it would thenceforth require more delicate handling. . .

So, I've decided that what I really want is not to convert my M1-A, but instead to get an M21.

Pricey.  See, for example: 



What have you got?  Is it as good as or better than these examples?  Is it for sale?  If so, let's talk!

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Re: M21
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 12:22:39 AM »
I agree with your choice.
In fact, I feel envy arising once more within my bosom.
Ah, would that I could still shoot...and had somewhere to shoot.

I have a bolt gun that once would've given your new whizz-bang a run for its money.
Sad to say, both it and I have retired.
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Re: M21
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 01:48:33 AM »
. . .Ah, would that I could still shoot...and had somewhere to shoot. . .

There is an old bridge abutment on my property ~800 meters northwest of my front porch.  When I want to do long-distance shooting, I hang targets on it and shoot at it from my front yard.  Prone.  Kneeling.  Unsupported shoulder.  Seated with a bench rest. Backward with a mirror circus-style.  Anyway it pleases me.

Usually I walk down there and back to hang/retrieve targets.  But when I'm feeling particularly lazy, I drive to it.

You're welcome to visit and shoot.  I'll even put up an awning/tent so you can be in the shade.

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Re: M21
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 06:04:14 AM »
I'm soooo jealous!
Security cannot be achieved at the cost of freedom.

Our nation was founded by the courageous and the strong. Cowards didn't dare come, the weak didn't survive. But once the hard work was done, and the danger conquered... well, you see what happened.

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Re: M21
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 02:25:35 PM »
Tom, we may show up there yet.

I'll let you know in good time, so you can leave a light on for us.

And even if we can't show up, we thank you for the offer.
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