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Old 04-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Trade for Springfield M1A SOCOM II?

Anyone know anything about these things? The thread below on Arfcom is an ad for a trade for an AR for a SOCOM II. It has less than 100 rounds through it, but has a cracked stock. I don't know what kind of a deal this is. I also don't know much about the weapon system.

Any education appreciated. The gun that I would trade for it is a Colt LE6920, brand new.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_7_137/1..._Socom_II.html

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:28 AM   #2
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Some key points:
-Accuracy is going to be about 2-4MOA with match ammo. Less with target/range ammo
-very front-heavy
-Top rail is very strong and straight, and is a good platform for optics
-Trigger is stiff, but a decent 2-stage
-Missing front sight is a tritium sight. Where is it?
-$2176 for a new one- http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/d...px?item=AA9627
-Gun weighs 11lbs unloaded
-M1As tend to have harsher recoil than .308 ARs
-Decent platform to convert onto a chassis like the Sage EBR or Troy M14 MCS, or even better, the McMillan MFS-14
-LOUD. 16" barrel .308 with compensator.
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Doesn't sound like that great of a platform...why is it so expensive?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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Alot of it has to do with it looking like a m14.

I like them better than the ar myself, I dont think you would regret the trade.
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Part of the cost right now is based on the demand, but I've never seen one of these new for less than $1800-$2k.
That said, they're expensive because it's all ordnance grade steel, plus they're just expensive in general. Considering that there are rifles readily available right now, like the S&W M&P10 for $1500, I tend to think there are better options available.
After my experience with my M1A when I didn't know a lot about it, and having done some further research since then, I am a bit biased againsts M1As, so keep that in mind. After my experience, I think I have identified several issues with the M1A platform that I just consider to be too problematic for me to ever want one again.
YMMV

I am not saying it's a junk rifle, but for my needs I just don't care for it like I used to. In retrospect, I would have been much better off with a FAL. I honestly think the FAL should have been our choice back when we adopted the NATO standard and selected the M14, because the FAL was by far the better choice. JMHO.
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