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Blackfeather RS from M14.ca

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by H2O MAN, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    Frank @ M14.ca sent me one of his Blackfeather RS stocks and I'm about to begin putting together an 18.0" iron sight fighter.

    The basic chassis arrived with the op rod guide installed and it weighs 2 lbs 3.2 oz.

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    The complete barreled action that I will be using weighs 6 lbs.

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    I have not yet decided on the pistol grip or butt stock that I will be using, but my plan is the keep from adding much more weight.

    I'll post updates here or you can follow my progress on My BF RS Review Page
     
  2. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought these stocks were not available for export to the US...... Or was it just that the Canadians were buying all of them before they had enough to ship? Either way, I am looking forward to seeing how this rifle turns out in that stock. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    Importation paperwork and waiting patently is all it took to get the new chassis imported.
    As you can see, I ended up installing my CQB-16 type SEI M14 in the Blackfeather "RS".

    CQB-16.SHG.M4.jpg
     
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  4. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    The CQB-16 type SEI weighs 13.4 ounces more than the standard M14 in American walnut.



    The Aimpoint Comp M4 weighs 13.0 ounces as pictured...
     
  5. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a range report on this stock? I really want to drop mine in a different stock, but I would like to know more about this one. Does it improv e accuracy? Does it handle more easily?
     
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  6. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    The balance/handling is very good and the accuracy is the same as it was when the CQB-16 was in a SAGE EBR (MOA all day). It's easy to break down, just remove the single bolt at the bottom and pull the trigger group. What optic do you have in mind, due to the inline stock design the Blackfeather is not particularly iron sight friendly, so I opted for an ultra reliable Comp M4. I also changed out the pistol grip and butt stock.

    CQB-16.BF-RS.06.25.13.jpg
     
  7. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE: 07-26-14

    Frank at M14.ca recently came up with an ultra light weight full length LSP top cover that will allow optics & sights to be mounted on the same plane. This was easier than my trying to create a new butt stock. The LSP will not be available for another 3 to 4 weeks.

    Prototype pictured:
    LSP-1.jpg

    I recently put my CQB-16 type SEI into a new FDE Blackfeather "RS", and I'm waiting on a color matched LSP to arrive before I can finish it up. Also, the Blackfeather "RS" is now shipping from the US. http://m14ebr.us/
     
  8. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    H20Man, I dont see you M14Forum now days but there is a crazy post about not having to wait on the ATF stuff anymore. Awesome. I have a imported one, are there any differences between the new ones and the Canook imports, besides the headaches? P.S. Love the crap out of this thing. Thinking about that new rail but wondering if it is any higher than an ARMS mount and what the price might be? Congrats on the US shipping, I am sure a lot more m1a fans will be jumping on the bandwagon.
     
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  9. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    p.s. If you are thinking about one of these and want to try it out, I am here in Salem and would meet you at the range for a trial. H20, Feel free to send anyone interested my way if they want to try it.
     
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  10. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    jdogg, that crazy post is true, and thank you.
    The "RS" kits I'm bringing in are identical to all the rest, what's different is that mine are a little less expensive, there is no BATF paperwork, and there is a shorter wait for delivery. The new rail sits up as high as the CASM, well above your ARMS 18. I'll post a review with different optics, and B.U.I.S.
    People should take you up on the offer to handle yours, they are that good.

    This is as far as I've gone with the new build, I'm just waiting on the new top cover rail.

    FDE-BF-RS.2.JPG
     
  11. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    jdogg, can you share a picture or two of your "RS" here? Thanks!
     
  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Order your Blackfeather "RS" Today!
    Made in Canada by:
    M14.ca
    NO BATF Paperwork Required! m14_blackfeather_stock_photo.jpg
    Specifications - *opens in a new window

    PayPal - $645.00
    US customers ONLY - Lower 48 ONLY
    Send an EMAIL to H2OMAN@REAGAN.COM for color availability
    BEFORE submitting your order or send a TEXT to: 7067694323
    This offer is for the "RS" package pictured above ONLY
    CASM, SHG, LSB, HBA, MRD, RBS etc. are available from M14.ca Residents of Georgia get to pay a 7.0 % sales tax
     
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    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    What does it weigh?


    Rifle Stock, Butt Stock Adapter, Op Rod Guide, and Wear Plate with hardware.
    2.0 lbs. 3.0 oz.

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    End Plates
    0.4 oz. each

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    Accessory Rails
    5.75" rail: 1.8 oz.
    3.75" rails: 1.0 oz. each
    Plus Hardware

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    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    TonyBen has received his Blackfeather "RS" ... look for his review, video, and range report soon :)
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    As robust and cool as these stock are/look..

    Then only reason I don't like aftermarket stocks for M1A & variants is that they look wonky with pistol grips.
    Nothing ever looks streamlined, kind of looks like its just added. As an afterthought.. Which it usually is.
     
  16. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    The very 1st prototype rifle that lead to the M14 was this T25, and it included a pistol grip.

    Perhaps the non-pistol grip stock was the afterthought...

    T25_Experimental_Rifle.jpg
     
  17. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I was talking about aftermarket chassis systems for the Socom and M1A..
    None that utilize todays current grips look as if their function would be streamline. Bulky and odd angles.

    Now a stock system with a grip incorporated in the overall chassis design such as the picture you've posted as well as some others Ive seen where the stock and grip are all one piece, those indeed look as if its design is tailored to function.

    The new big $$ Ive seen just don't seem worth it.. Lots of bulk and odd angles for not a big payoff.

    But back to your OP,
    The chassis looks impressive!
    Still rather have a standard stock system but keep those rail systems
     
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  18. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    I hear you.

    The design that allows the use of today's assortment of bolt on grips keeps the customer happy. SAGE heard many complaints about their original hard plastic pistol grip, it was proprietary and users could not replace it with anything else... although someone did figure out how to install an FAL grip. The great looking wooden USGI E2 stock for the M14 has an add-on wooden pistol grip that looks like it is all one piece, but it's not.

    As for the rails... it's hard to escape them on any modern rifle or stock. The Blackfeather "RS" does at least give you the option of not installing the accessory rails, but the forward rail is part of the stock...

    Looks aside, it has been my experience that the big $$$ stocks do offer advantages over standard stocks, the bedding systems alone are worth the $$$.

    EDIT: You may be interested in what AG Composites will be releasing soon...
     
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    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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