I Can Haz M14!
And waited some more.
I finally got good news. My LRB M25 rear-lugged receiver shipped last Wednesday and should be at Ted’s shop no later than the end of this week. My rifle is next in line for assembly!
All I need to get is some LaRue QD rings, I think, and load up some ammo.
I shouldn’t have to wait more than another month or so . . .