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    Norinco M305, M14 ?

    I am Interested in getting one of these bad boys so I have been checking forums, Reviews good bad and indifferent and U tube Videos for an overall rating on the Rifles. Can anyone sheer any further info about the guns. So far things are looking pretty good with respect to pending purchase and I am just hunting around for the best deal available.

    Thanks.

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    What would you like to know?

    I've had mine for a little while and have only visited the range with it once so far, putting 80 rounds through it. I have the synthetic black model as I would never buy anything that has wood on it *waits for sound of jeers and whistles to die down*. To me it feels good and robust in the hand but would definitely recommend a sling as toting it around all day plus daypack if you're out hunting will get tiring.

    Very easy take down to field strip - also has chrome lined barrel. Magazine is a bit fiddly to insert but once you have the hang of it, becomes second nature. I'm not a fan of the safety. It will only work once the rifle is actioned but I find that squeezing the trigger a bit harder than usual and it will release the shot. Not sure if that's common to all of them or if mine's a bit duffI really need to shoot it more before I can give a more informed comment on accuracy.

    Overall I like it.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Thanks De La Rey. Pretty happy with what I have heard, Read and seen on U tube but a guess I was looking for that little extra to justify a purchase (Not that i need any more convincing) Lol. Thanks for the advise on the sling, Noted.
    Cheers

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    Just make sure you wear safety glasses when you fire it

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    Well ive had mine bout 5years no issues or malfunctions shot heaps through it and its pretty accurate with the iron sights, mine is the wood stock CJA STH FLD contracted rifle which is suppose to be the good ones, had a scope mounted on it for a bit but becomes FN heavy, stuck with the iron sights and just use it for military rifle shoots at the range and holds its own against most except for the bloody accurate ARs.

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    Thanks for that guys. Appears to be a nice rifle so I am looking forward to getting one. The comment regarding glasses is noted but is this in reference to good safety or is there something specific about the gun. Lol

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    I think nzgunner may be talking bout the fact of the open bolt design and to much lube may end in up in your eyes on recoil had that happen both with my mini14s and m14. ARs leave you in a cloud of smoke untill the oil burns off

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    They have been known to slam fire. There will be guys on here that will know more about it than me. Use hard primers and safety glasses. They are good accurate rifles and good value for money. Enjoy.

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    Yea I like mine till it blew up

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    M14 /M305 is a closed bolt firearm, not open bolt.
    Last edited by Ryan; 16-12-2012 at 09:19 PM.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    I had heard a little about the slam firing but thought this was associated with the owners gun I was reading about and not that of the Norinco's generally.
    I am a little curious Beavis (Blew Up). LOL. Shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by De la Rey View Post
    M14 /M305 is a closed bolt firearm, not open bolt.
    Not to confuse, in me saying open bolt i ment not shrouded like an SLR or AR, machine guns fire from open bolt and most semis from closed bolt.

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    Soft primer + free floating firing pin = ouch

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    Have put about 1400 rounds through mine.

    Overall impressions, heavy, expensive to feed, awful to try and mount optics on, finicky to clean, and only about 2-4MOA accuracy.

    Don't get me wrong, it really is a hoot to shoot, but it isn't as great as a lot of m14/m305 fans sometimes make out.

    I like it, but to be honest, I don't have much faith in it and the prospect of it exploding on me does lurk at the back of my mind whenever I take it out. I have rifles that are over a century old, and I'm comfortable shooting them. The 305, not so much.

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    when you get it strip the chi com grease off get non-chlorinated brake cleaner and then do your usual oiling etc i personally use rem oil, also make sure you get the oil out of the bolt as the free floating firing pins can stick i soaked mine in diesel over night to be sure everything was out then brake cleaned it, might be over the top but safety first, did the same with my sks, didn't oil it just used rem oil as it dry and leaves a teflon lubricate behind enough to suffice for the bolt as oil picks up crud and your back where you started, then lastly keep an eye out in the 2nds gun stocks on boyds and grab a walnut stock for an M1A makes a world of difference the Chinese wood stocks are nasty.

 

 

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