By David Crane
defrev at gmail dot com
September 26, 2008
Speaking of M14/M1A tactical rifles, just in case you’re not quite ready to go bullpup, J. Allen Enterprises, Inc (JAE) has a good-looking M14/M1A rifle stock comprised of a composite polymer skin chemically-bonded over an aircraft-grade aluminum skeleton. So, what’s the point. Well, first, it looks pretty slick. But, going deeper, the JAE-100 Generation 2 Precision Rifle Stock a.k.a. JAE-100 GEN 2 PRS a.k.a. JAE-100 G2 PRS can actually enhance an M14/M1A rifle/carbine receiver’s accuracy substantially.
It accomplishes this via…
precision CNC-machined aluminum bedding blocks that "basically become a giant pillar bedded interface for the barreled action" (according to noted gunwriter Cameron Hopkins), eliminating the need for glass bedding. And, it does it without any gunsmithing. As this is written, a JAE-100 G2 PRS-equipped Springfield Armory SOCOM II M14/M1A carbine (semi-auto-only) is the cover gun for the October 2008 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP), and Hopkins’ article on it is worth reading.
The JAE-100 G2 precision rifle stock further enhances accuracy through the incorporation of an adjustable comb, which allows the shooter to achieve a solid cheek weld with correct head positioning. You also get Mil-Std-1913 "Picatinny" rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. During Hopkins’ shooting test, the JAE-100 G2 stock reduced the Springfield SOCOM II carbine’s groups from 1.5" to .75" at 100 yards. Unfortunately, the the SOCOM II’s shorter barrel (6 inches shorter) reduces muzzle velocity between 200 and 300 feet per second (FPS) with M80 ball ammo.
Click on this link for standard and upgrade features and pricing for the JAE-100 Gen. 2 Precision Rifle Stock.
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