I had a table at a gunshow recently next to a bloke who was selling Chinese M14's. He fancied a Sten and I fancied an M14 so we did a deal.
I bought a Bushnell elite mildot fixed 10X scope to top it off, and sighted it in today. I was on the paper straight away at 50yds and dialed it in with off the shelf winchester 150grn ammo which I bought for the brass, just five shots and it was on target giving very nice groups. I then swung about and aimed at a 1' gong I have at 200 yds and sent that swinging with a nice solid hit in the centre. At first I thought this was a fluke but I did the same thing with the next five shots.
Bloody marvelous rifle straight from the box and with factory ammo.