Originally Posted by Amos
Buying anything but a TM for an M14 is a colossal waste of time and money.
Ask anyone who's owned M14s. It's TM or it's a waste of time and money.
I know it's not the answer you're looking for, specially if you have your heart set on an M14 and you don't have the money for a TM... You might get some other M14 and it'll be kind of okay (depending on how much reference you have with other guns) but at some point down the road... well, don't say we didn't try to warn you.
Plus I mean, if you have 400 now, unless all you have for income is a paper route you should be able to save $50-100 a month (sacrifice elsewhere, less beer, movies, strippers whatever): by summer you'll have $600-800 and you can get something good. And if your budget is really so tight you can't spare $50/mo, bit of friendly advice: stay away from airsoft.