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Posted: 8/7/2004 10:12:09 AM EST
How are these thing? anyone have one and are they any good. They look really cool.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 12:14:26 PM EST
Not sure if this is a SOCOM 16 or not, but you gotta love the hi-cap mag in it, with the tac-light. Just looks nice.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 2:03:02 PM EST
I'm going to go buy one in about 10 minutes, I'll let you know how it turns out after I pick it up and take it to the range.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 2:04:30 PM EST
ok cool and really nice pic
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 2:53:34 PM EST
I just fired one today at our annual manufacture rep day. It is an outstanding weapon. Very well balanced and easy to shoot. There was very little muzzle rise with very light recoil. I was pleasantly suprised. I now have one on my list.
Link Posted: 8/7/2004 3:30:44 PM EST
Well just paid for mine and noticed that it had a commercial bolt. I hope it is well made (and the extractor as well). If not I'll be sending it off to be fitted with GI parts.
Link Posted: 8/11/2004 4:50:58 AM EST
I have a Scout Squad witj commercial parts. I've been shooting it a great deal over the last couple weeks and have had no problems with it. I was surprised to see that the gun contains no GI parts but it looks like the new cast parts are okay.
Link Posted: 8/11/2004 1:39:28 PM EST
godd to hear, Any pics...............
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:13:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4:
Not sure if this is a SOCOM 16 or not, but you gotta love the hi-cap mag in it, with the tac-light. Just looks nice.
www.springfield-armory.com/images/wallpaper/800x600/14.jpg



Looks like the Scout Squad, but I'm not positive. The front sight is not the SOCOM's. That is an awesome pic!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:02:07 PM EST
I'll post a pic of my SOCOM w/EOTech tonight. I am thinking about getting the KAC rail system for it, that would be outrageous on the SOCOM
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:50:33 PM EST
what does it do fo a the money a sagia 308 is $250 to $300 buck 16'' barrel same over all length same my groups 2" at 200 yards ak action yes I have a SA M1A1 loaded but this will not shoot any better than a 16" ak sagia 308 only cost $1200 buck more
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:54:47 PM EST
Um, what?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:02:30 AM EST
I worked a Springfield Armory booth at the Duck Unlimited event here in Memphis. We shot the SOCOM model for 3 days straight! I already own a NM M1A, so I don't feel that the SOCOM is much different from the Scout model.

The obvious difference is that the flash suppression is part of the barrel and the stock is the black synthetic type. Everything that you know and love about the M1A design is there, but you get the added bonus of an overall lighter weapon.

Solid firepower, proven design, and bad ass looks ! 2 Thumbs up !
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 10:50:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By dumpsks:
The obvious difference is that the flash suppression is part of the barrel and the stock is the black synthetic type.



Are you talking about the muzzle break? If so, are you saying that one could not put on a flash suppressor? I've never seen this weapon in person.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:24:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 2:25:22 PM EST by brassburn]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:49:15 PM EST
Wow they rock, I like em.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 2:55:25 PM EST
I finally got a chance to shoot one . It didn’t shoot bad , but its overpriced for what it is .
I think I like the scout better . Plus I’d like to see GI parts .
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:03:32 PM EST
I think I might get the Scout Squad, since I already have some mags for it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:34:16 PM EST
Well, it's the same price as the scout squad (at least at my local weapons purveyor), and as far as having mags for the scout... They are the same mags for everything from late 50's M14's to the SOCOM. Can't go wrong.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:43:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Well, it's the same price as the scout squad (at least at my local weapons purveyor), and as far as having mags for the scout... They are the same mags for everything from late 50's M14's to the SOCOM. Can't go wrong.



Yeah, I know its the same mags. I just don't like compensators and I am not interested in an M1A with any kind of optic.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:10:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 6:13:29 PM EST by The_Bricklayer]
I think the socom looks good but I might like this a little better... I'm not sure



Link Posted: 8/22/2004 1:49:52 PM EST
What is that?
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 1:59:00 PM EST
M14 Vortex
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:30:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Well, it's the same price as the scout squad (at least at my local weapons purveyor), and as far as having mags for the scout... They are the same mags for everything from late 50's M14's to the SOCOM. Can't go wrong.



Yeah, I know its the same mags. I just don't like compensators and I am not interested in an M1A with any kind of optic.



Funny, the Scout Squad has both of those on it, A "proprietary muzzle stabilize" and a forward scope mount.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:33:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By brassburn:
Well, it's the same price as the scout squad (at least at my local weapons purveyor), and as far as having mags for the scout... They are the same mags for everything from late 50's M14's to the SOCOM. Can't go wrong.



Yeah, I know its the same mags. I just don't like compensators and I am not interested in an M1A with any kind of optic.



Funny, the Scout Squad has both of those on it, A "proprietary muzzle stabilize" and a forward scope mount.



I am thinking of the Bush rifle. My bad.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:34:31 PM EST
A new front sight too:

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:32:54 AM EST
Cool, looks like they are putting the SOCOM sights on the scout squad. That's a good thing for all. I love the USGI sights but for shorter, faster shooting they are a little lacking after you get used to more modern sighting systems.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:51:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I am thinking of the Bush rifle. My bad.



I added a scout mount to my Bush rifle, and topped it off with an Aimpoint/ARMS 22m68 mount. Very nice lowlight M1A, with very quick access to the irons if you need it. Better than the Eotech in this regard.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:01:24 AM EST
Yes, I also have an Aimpoint ML2 on a LaRue mount that works in that manner. It's a very nice setup, I just prefer the EOTech on that rifle for some reason I can't quite articulate.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:52:08 PM EST
Needs a pistol grip.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:11:03 PM EST
That can be arranged on an M1A, but it works just fine without it.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 12:24:49 PM EST
Needs this.
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Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:33:56 AM EST
I was planning on getting the EBR stock while Fulton Armory had them on sale. Too bad I missed it!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 1:47:13 PM EST
I like the 308 Saiga too but it does not have a peep receiver sight, no flash hider and only 10 round plastic mags are available. The first too problems I was able to fix, but it was allot of work and added $70 to the cost. Though my home built Armscorp cost me about $1000, I like it better!
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