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Imbel vs G1 vs L1A1 vs anything else

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I've seen parts kits for each in Tapco and FAC, and receivers in FAC by Imbel and various US manufacturers.

I hear that Imbel is better, and I would guess that the fit and function would be better between an Imbel receiver and parts kit than between a G1 parts kit and US made receiver. The US compliance parts (stock set and fire control parts) all come together anyway, so a US made receiver isn't necessary.

Or should I consider a different set of parts and receiver?

And how would this compare to a pre-assembled L1A1 from Centerfire (presumably Century... anyone else make them for under $500?)
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I bought a CAI L1A1 at a gunshow Saturday. It looked in excellent shape, but naturally I had my doubts on whether I was taken or not. Cleaned it well after disassembly. I had to take a mallet and a piece of wood to get the lower and upper to unlock.
I shot it out back in the woods behind my house yesterday. I wanted to check extraction and ejection. Of course, it aroused the neighbors and about busted my eardrums. Everything worked good.
I took it to the range today. It sure was fun to shoot and showed amazing accuracy. I am not sure how to move the rear sight. If anyone knows please pass it on. At 100yds it rang the steels almost every time. At 200yds I compensated and hit the steels a few times. I believe it is a keeper.
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