norinco m-14 from marstar | Firearms Discussion | Forum
i was just wondering if anyone has any experience with marstar, or specifically the norinco m-14. it is a nice looking rifle, and ive been thinking about buying one for my collection, but ive seen a few good and a couple bad comments in other forums and dont want to buy a hunk of junk. the norinco website didnt work for me and havent found any solid info one way or the other anywhere else. any info, experience or even a link to a good website would be greatly appreciated!
Marstar is pretty good to deal with (at least I've never had a problem with them). As far as the M14 its decent, havent shot one but have seen them in action and it shoots well accurately.
i have bought from marstar several times, good service, quick to ship! dont trust the website for upto date info tho, phone and check for availability if its says sold out on web site its not allways so!
as for norinco…they are awsome imo, i owned a sks, a tok,np 20,and 4 1911s,…yes 4 and i want more..lol
if you want more info on the m305(m14)check canadian gunnuts forum, good luck and enjoy!
Marstar is great, when they have what you are looking for in stock. Sometimes they make mistakes but they back their products with a "money back" guarantee, less shipping costs of course.
I have owned a few Norincos. The M14 is a tack driver with open sights. i can consistently hit 1.5 moa at 100 yards. Also have the M4 CQB and that is awesome. Pistols are great too, except I found that the tensile strength of their steel is too brittle and firing pins snap after a while. Have had to scramble to find new ones.
Marstar is great to deal with and I have bought the M-14 (which I'm selling due to other reasons) and SKS. I disagree with the comment about the steel. From the research I've done, the Norinco seems to use better steel than the US. It all depends on how much you want to spend. The Norinco is a fraction of the price of Sprinfield and just as good, if not better out of the box. If you want to keep upgrading and accurizing…that's another story. Check out http://www.m14.ca/ for more info. For accurizing http://m14doctor.com/ (check out CGN and YTube videos). I was shooting better than 2" iron sights, out of the box and the rifle is under 50 rounds; not even worked in. You can't go wrong with a Norinco, I think people just like to trash talk them because it's Chinese (and I'm not even big a Chinese fan). You can't beat it for the money and the M-14 is beautiful to shoot…shoot…shoot. That's the problem for me, I'm a bolt shooter and just got another Savage (Precision Carbine this time) for dual target/hunting; so purely for financial reasons, my M-14 has to go, otherwise I'd keep it. I'd talk to other Norinco M-14 shooters (check out CGN forums) and try one if you can. I think you'll love it…it made a believer out of me. Where else can you get a semi-auto .308 for under $600?
btw if it were an issue (were, not that it is as my buddies Norinco's have shot thousands of rounds, no problem and he is a gunsmith, plus ex-US military sniper) a firing pin upgrade is much cheaper than paying 3x for a Springfield, that is essentially the same rifle and still can use accurizing/upgrading.
well thats really very helpful!! thanks a lot! i really like the package offered by marstar and the price is really good. i dont have a semi-auto rifle and wanted to pick one up. and you make a good point about the firing pin. i think i will go with the norinco. that being said, is yours the m-14 with the scope for sale in the fraser valley?
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