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Posted: 3/17/2006 6:02:19 PM EDT
Springfield SOCOM II... I was in a gun store today and they were selling one for $1800.00...is that a good price? How are they? It seemed heavy to hold but damn it looked nice
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:04:11 PM EDT
That is a normal gunshop price. Would I pay 1800? No, but I also dont live in Cali. Since you guys cant get anything cool, you might as well buy it.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:04:54 PM EDT
$1200
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:05:17 PM EDT
$600
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:05:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
That is a normal gunshop price. Would I pay 1800? No, but I also dont live in Cali. Since you guys cant get anything cool, you might as well buy it.



Might be the best you can get over there...
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:06:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 6:06:21 PM EDT by WWoodworth]

Originally Posted By glk31:
Springfield SOCOM II... I was in a gun store today and they were selling one for $1800.00...is that a good price? How are they? It seemed heavy to hold but damn it looked nice



Local FFL has one for (I'm almost posititve) $1659. Add $25 and they'll ship it to you. No tax either.




Woody
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:06:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:
$1200


\Are you saying that is what you would pay or is that what they go for in your state?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:10:49 PM EDT
Wholesale is $1550.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:12:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
Wholesale is $1550.


Other than the weight are there any negatives to it?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:15:44 PM EDT
Size?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 6:17:11 PM EDT
The only issues I know about Springfield M1A's are from cast bolts. I have heard of a few disintigrating, I think it was posted here. I do know they are going back to milled bolts and any GI parts they can get. Other than that I guess they are Ok.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:05:49 PM EDT
"I'd buy that for a dollar!"
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:24:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
The only issues I know about Springfield M1A's are from cast bolts. I have heard of a few disintigrating, I think it was posted here. I do know they are going back to milled bolts and any GI parts they can get. Other than that I guess they are Ok.



still cast stuff not up to par IMO but on the bright side it seems to be if a cast part is going to take a dump it does it right out of the box so you can get it fixed right
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:27:01 PM EDT
even if it does take a dump, SA is supposedly pretty good about warranty service
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:55:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
even if it does take a dump, SA is supposedly pretty good about warranty service


What's a little hot gas in the face between friends?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 10:00:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
even if it does take a dump, SA is supposedly pretty good about warranty service



+1 extractor broke 3 times on my buds SA. They replaced it every time...but his gun was always broken so he rarely gets to shoot it

I vote for a DSA PARA FAL...can you get those in CA?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 10:10:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
even if it does take a dump, SA is supposedly pretty good about warranty service



+1 extractor broke 3 times on my buds SA. They replaced it every time...but his gun was always broken so he rarely gets to shoot it

I vote for a DSA PARA FAL...can you get those in CA?



You can have a fixed mag top loader FAL in Kali.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:47:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P08:
The only issues I know about Springfield M1A's are from cast bolts. I have heard of a few disintigrating, I think it was posted here. I do know they are going back to milled bolts and any GI parts they can get. Other than that I guess they are Ok.



What about the cast receivers? I would rather have a rifle built on a forged USGI M14 receiver.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:22:39 AM EDT
Why would you want a battle rifle with a 16 inch barrel?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:41:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 2:44:45 AM EDT by schornstinefager]
because they work good for tight areas and have more hitting power here is mine tho it now has a leupold scout scope on it and a fore grip dam things Heavy i think it helped to throw my back out last week i paid 1625 out the door for mine edit to add +650 for the stock its in
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:43:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GreyGhost:
Why would you want a battle rifle with a 16 inch barrel?



why not? Just as accurate as a 20"...sure velocity will go down about 200fps but that doesnt matter much with .308 also, for entry the shorter barrel is better.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:23:38 AM EDT
$87
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:53:47 AM EDT
These might be better.

www.lrbarms.com/pages/2/index.htm

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:01:43 AM EDT
I love the m1a, however I don't think the socom is worth it.

The Socom II is worse with all that stuff bolted to it, but the regular socom isn't as good a tradeoff as the bush rifles are.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:08:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glk31:

Originally Posted By P08:
Wholesale is $1550.


Other than the weight are there any negatives to it?



Cast parts. For that kind of money, you might want to look at LRB or Fulton Armory. They are probably more expensive, but they say they use nothing but GI parts.

You could get a great para-FAL for that money, but being you're in CA, you're out of luck (unless you want a stripper clip top cover).
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