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Posted: 12/10/2013 4:02:08 PM EST
I'm thinking about picking one up from bcm. I wanted a more compact rifle from my 16 inch middy and i've always like the M4 (14.5 carbine) look. And wanted to know a few things. Do they handle and balance well? Have any problems running really light ammo(tula and the sort). I run the Thumb Break method of holding the for end of my rail. Anyone run like this and find it ok to do on a 7 inch rail? i know 12 would be better but i have one of those and like i said looking for something a little bit more handy. Thanks fellas
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:09:29 PM EST
I think mine is balanced well, but it's not light by any means due to the barrel's heavier profile. I don't have the BCM, mine is a Colt unit.

Mine runs like a sewing machine with everything I've feed it. I have never shot, nor plan to shoot Tula or any other cheap steal cased ammo. Just my personal preference.


Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:16:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Muad:
I think mine is balanced well, but it's not light by any means due to the barrel's heavier profile. I don't have the BCM, mine is a Colt unit.

Mine runs like a sewing machine with everything I've feed it. I have never shot, nor plan to shoot Tula or any other cheap steal cased ammo. Just my personal preference.


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I'm not really so concerned about weight as how well balances. Its good to hear they are good in that category.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:18:46 PM EST
If you're anywhere near nw ohio, you can chech mine out sometime.

Good luck, I think you'll be quite pleased with the SOCOM barrel.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:23:31 PM EST
Do not step into the SOPMOD Block II thread. Your wallet will soon regret your decision.

But it is actually a good place to ask this question since the clone guys will have a lot of experience with that particular barrel.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:52:30 PM EST
A 14.5" SOCOM barrel with DD RIS II rail and iron sights is a perfect balance....

with an Aimpoint T1 variant it is also Great. with a Eotech or Aimpoint red dot it is OK...

With an ACOG or red dot and magnifier (other than T1 because it weighs so little) it will probably be a bit heavy....

a full on scope and/OR bipod....

and it turns into a PIG.....

Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:58:12 PM EST
Not BCM, but mine balances well and doesn't get very hot.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:46:41 PM EST
Thanks guys i think i'm going to pick one up when the i see them up again on BCMs site.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:20:01 PM EST
Mine (Colt 14.5" SOCOM) seems to be OK. I just got it, so don't have much experience with it yet. However, paired with a LMT SOPMOD stock, it does not strike me as being front heavy. I'm running a KAC RAS and FSB on it, so traditional M4 set up. I have yet to run it hard, but at this point it seems to be well-balanced.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:01:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 4:02:02 AM EST by Tmender03]
Mine (Colt too) with batteries in the SOPMOD Stock balances well. Seemed to balance better with a longer rail (leverage is my guess) than with a shorter one.
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