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I am an old goat who just turned 69 this past week, yet I still like my toys and in particular my 2002 Tundra Limited. I am retired and have decided that the Tundra will be my last project and one that I will happily take with me on the remaining leg of my journey. She is a very nice truck and deserving of some care and affection which I will provide as my fortune can afford (which isn't saying much). Currently she is giving me no problems, but I have areas of concern that I will deal with as I am able.

Be forewarned, it is said that my writing style is verbose, babbling, which may be true, though I see it as a willingness on my part to include everything that may matter or pertain to the subject I am writing on/about. That is further evidenced when I decide to add a little anecdotal info in the hope of bringing the bigger picture to life. Fault me as you may, I simply seek clarity and understanding.

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Be forewarned, it is said that my writing style is verbose, babbling, which may be true, though I see it as a willingness on my part to include everything that may matter or pertain to the subject I am writing on/about.
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Fault me as you may, I simply seek clarity and understanding.
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I'm not that far behind you in age, and I decided long ago that my 2002 was a keeper.
Good luck with your project, and enjoy the long ride.

'67 to '69... you may not recognize the modern furniture, but you should recognize the rifle.
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I'm not that far behind you in age, and I decided long ago that my 2002 was a keeper.
Good luck with your project, and enjoy the long ride.

'67 to '69... you may not recognize the modern furniture, but you should recognize the rifle.
The venerable M-14, which I carried at different times, though my mainstay was the Colt auto .45, as I was a sentry dog handler and later a scout dog handler. My favorite rifle was that M-14, something about it instilled a greater bit of confidence though it quickly became heavy as hell in the heat, with full load-out of ammo. My favorite arms was the M-1911A1 Colt, as it was light and didn't interfere with my dog handling. And it made big holes in whatever it hit.

My son who returned from Afghanistan recently, is hot on buying an M-14, but decent ones are priced around $1500, and for the scout model I believe it was. For a young man going to school under their G.I.Bill, the price kind of puts it out of reach. But he is determined to get one before they are locked-up forever.
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6000+ M14EBR-RI like this one were used in Afghanistan... the better civilian clones of the M14 run closer to $3K. Those built by Smith Enterprise and LRB are the better ones, let me know if I can help your son procure what he wants - I am a big fan of the M14.
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PSA has nice m1A's..

https://palmettostatearmory.com/spri...rmory-m1a.html


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Yes, I spoke in error earlier. It was in fact the M1A Springfield Scout that the son had been looking at because it was more affordable. Even here, he returned from Afghanistan talking AR-15 until I brought up the added range and knockdown power of the M-14. After a little research he switched over to the M-14 until the purchase prices became known - hence the M1A Springfield Scout taking its place as the consolation prize.
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They have nice ar10's chambered in 308. If he buys the kit and does an 80% lower then he can build one and probably stay under $500. Also avoiding pesky ffl paperwork...


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They have nice ar10's chambered in 308. If he buys the kit and does an 80% lower then he can build one and probably stay under $500. Also avoiding pesky ffl paperwork...
Could you provide some kind of link, etc., that I may refer him to? He was talking the M1A Springfield just yesterday, so I know it is still on his mind in a serious way.
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I'm not too far behind you, turned 65 this year ... and bought my '02 Tundra 4x4 in January of 2002.

Only have 67k on it now and even though I really like the truck, I'm disappointed in the fuel economy, even with narrower tires (245/75-16)

Still looking for ways to increase the fuel economy - maybe some day I'll get lucky ...

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