At the range today shooting the Norinco M14s (m305) shorty and was was shooting out to 50 yards.
My buddy George was with me and he was kind enough to let me shoot his Norinco M14s (m305) 18.5" rifle, this was my first time shooting a Norinco M14s with the 18.5" barrel and it's a nice little setup. The polymer stock shaves off quite a bit of weight compared to the walnut stock & upper handguard that I have my 22" Norinco M14s.
We spent a bit of time in the morning dialling in the scope, it took a few rounds but we were hitting paper. Next range visit, I think George and I will setup at the 100+ yard range and see who can do what with their rifles 22" vs 18.5" rifles