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Springfield Armory M1A Socom 16

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by argm31i, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Jun 9, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    argm31i

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    Anybody got any experience with these? Just wondering if y'all had any thoughts...a local gun store has a (from what I can tell) pretty good deal on a new one.

    I've been looking for something with a fairly potent caliber that's still relatively light with which to hog hunt. Thinking seriously about this one because it's (relatively) light and shoots .308 and is semi-auto. Just wondering primarily about reliability as I don't want to miss a hog and piss it off and have to climb a tree because round 2 jammed into the action.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    c0b2a

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    they rock! I would love to grab one up but funding is a bit low right now.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    the socom 16 is hot and the socom 2 is just as kick ass, if your hunting (IMO) and you want a springfield go with the Scout Squad M1A, it's not as mean looking though..... when you go to the gunshop ask them to show you one.

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php
     
  4. Jun 9, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    I agree that the Scout Squad might be a little more accurate, but from what I've read, everyone and their brother says that the muzzlebreak on the Socom is the sh!t. Supposedly, it makes follow-on shots much easier to get off cleanly and on target.

    Also, I don't know if I could get this kind of deal on a Scout Squad...I think this particular gun shop doesn't know how to price long guns (they've got the Socom 16 on sale for $1,100.00, and it's new) because they almost never get any in.

    Anywhere else, I'm probably going to pay standard retail.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    I have the M1A Scout with the Realtree fiberglass stock:

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    And the original M1, modified a bit:

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    M1's are kick ass! :)
     
  6. Jun 9, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    If you can go to a gun show and the cash you might be able to find one at a good price. The only thing that sucks nowadays is ammo is keeps going up just like gas!:mad:
     
  7. Jun 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    True, true,true.... If your gunna get a .308win save some money to get reload equipt, it will pay for itself in no-time:D....
     
  8. Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    ZonKs

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    If you found some for $1,100, buy five of them, keep one, then sell the other four for around $1,700 each. Thats a screaming deal. I would stick with a scout squad or standard though. Just my preference. those things are loud as hell and launch one heck of a fireball due to the extremely short barrel.

    SA Inc. is hit and miss with their rifles. I have one that has never ever had a problem, except for a stovepipe once but that was my fault, it had a really dirty chamber.Ive heard many many stories about rifles leaving the plant which should have never got past QC.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2008 at 12:57 AM
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    It is just an M14 without the selector switch, which never worked well with that recoil. So, reliability is not a problem.
    What I wonder is the velocity loss by chopping the BBl?
     
  10. Jun 13, 2008 at 5:28 AM
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    From what I've been told the drop in velocity is around 150-200 fps. For my purposes, that won't really make a difference as the ranges I'll be shooting at are 100 yds. or less.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2008 at 5:53 AM
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    If you load faster powder, you could get back up.
     
  12. Jun 13, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    Fulton Armory and LRB also make very nice "M14's".
     
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