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The correct firearm to go with your Ferret would be a British L1A1 SLR. As far as I'm concerned (not looking to start a fight) the FAL/ L1A1 is a superior rifle over the M14.
I have one of each and the L1A1 is actually a Century Arms gun built with L1A1 parts. The few times I fired it I had a lot of jams. It also seems a little long and clunky. I'll stick with the M1A.

I guess I am prejudice as I went through Army basic training with an M14 and used one for a few years in the National Guard before they took them away and gave us M16A1s. I am sure this prejudice was based on the fact that I had fired an M1 rifle before I ever fired the M14 and it was just similar enough that I felt at home with it. Also the first time I fired a rifle for record I made expert with the M14. On the other hand they are terrible on full auto but I understand the FAL is no better.
 

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WTK: mount for ART scope ?

since this thread seems to be attracting alot of M14 specialists can anybody ID this parts for sure ? I posted a picture before I got these from the seller but the picture was not very good. I believe this is for a M14 for some sort of ART scope mount, mounds where the stripper clip guide usually does. Shown is all 4 sides. The hole does NOT have any threads in it. Does anybody else stock these and what do they go for ? I have a bunch to sell and will beat anybodies price :D

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Yes it is for an ART scope it has no threads but I believe a sleeve or nut originally went in one side that was threaded. There are many commercial mounts that use similar mounts and that one may have been GI or commercial I am not sure which.
 

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Back on the FAL vs M14, I too have fired both. Well, the L1A1 anyhow. While it was accurate, the trigger left a lot to be desired, and the ergonomics did not fit me well, but I did like it. Having also gone through basic with the M14 I am pretty attached to them. They always worked well for me and are as accurate as any FAL I have seen. They obviously don't work well as a F/A weapon for most folks, but then very few were ever trained on using them in that mode......I'd still take the M14 over the FAL myself, but I don't want to start an argument either. :D
 

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Terry- SSHHH! Don't tell anyone. But I have been sneaking out from here and hanging out on the M14 forum a bit lately. Thought I saw you there too, but I promise I won't tell. Don't want to be caught cheating from our committed relationship with 1919a4!
 

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Just to stay closer to our 1919 roots...... :)

 

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I noticed every time you fired a round there is an audible click, what is that from? I carried an M-14 for 3 1/2 years in the service and do not remember it making that noise.
The sound is from the trigger/sear resetting from the follow through. Everytime I fire a round I keep the trigger depressed, then once I line up on target again I release the trigger, this is the click you hear at this point. Then I control my breathing take up the slack on the trigger and squeeze off a round keep trigger depressed then release and complete the follow through. Was tought this in the CDN Army, I do this without even thinking.
 
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