M14/M1A rifles - Are they really all $2k?
I started looking into getting an M1A or M14 clone recently. Coming from the AR world of 8 different competing manufacturers with 6 models each, I was a little surprised to find that the only options for the M14 seem to be Springfield and PolyTech, or a custom from Fulton Armory.
The Springfield seems to be at least $1500 :tumbleweed: , and the Fulton tacks on another grand on top of that. PolyTech's are at least more reasonably priced (still $800 though), but everyone and their mom swears they are excrement.
I guess I didn't realize how popular these things were. I knew they were good guns, but wow. Is there some secret manufacturer that will sell you a solid gun without extracting 4 digits from your bank account?
Also, I'm not married to the idea of having an M14, it's just an option. I want something in .308, box-fed, semi-auto, fairly accurate, and reasonably priced. What else should I look into?