View Full Version : M14 EBR or FAMAE 542?

04-21-2012, 04:00 PM
Ok, so I have a dilemma...

Do I start building an M14 EBR now, or save up and wait for Tactical Imports to bring in the FAMAE 542's.

I've owned 2 M14's in the past, but don't have any at the moment.

My plan for the M14 build would likely end up costing over $2000 after all is said and done (Krieger barrel, JAE or similar stock/chassis, etc.), so the price difference will be minimal. The advantage of going the M14 route is I have something I can shoot now, and build over time as I save up for whatever parts I need.

Thoughts? I really like the looks of the FAMAE, and since I already have a Swiss, they would go well together... but I'm bad at saving up large amounts of money for a gun, as I'm tempted to get something else in the mean time... lol.

Echo Charlie
04-21-2012, 04:09 PM
In my opinion, I would go for the FAMAE. Like you, I did own the M1A/M14 platform. But, parts for it are getting rare and expensive. The FAMAE is new and looks really robust. Tactical Imports is really a great addition to companies that cater to us gun owners in Canada. I just hope they also carry parts in case the FAMAE needs it.:)

04-21-2012, 04:14 PM
I'm saying go the m14 route, See what Armtac has for LBR stuff :D

05-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Here is one more reason to go M14. :D 8.2lbs. and handles exceptionally well.
Here is another photo comparison for interests sake:
Just weighed in last night.