Springfield Armory SOCOM II


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Dionysusigma
March 18, 2005, 11:41 PM
http://www.springfield-armory.com/images/rifles/SOCOMGENII.jpg
(Click picture to go to the SOCOM II page) (http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-rifles-socom-ii.shtml)

*sigh* :rolleyes:

Looks like SA has had another Great Idea (tm) and combined the tried-and-true M14 design with a rifle outta some Sci-Fi movie, Minotaur style. And that's not all... the price has climbed another $200 (to the MSRP of $1,948.00) just for the ability to put even more toys on the front.

It's kinda cool--I'll give it that--but IMO, it seems like they want to try to please everyone out there with one rifle. They should've just gone ahead and put a collapsing, folding stock on there with an AR pistol grip. :barf:

I wouldn't mind so much, it's just that... this is(was) the M1A/M14 we're talking about. :uhoh:

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ShaiVong
March 18, 2005, 11:47 PM
looks like somebody carrying an M1A tripped and jabbed the barrel into a box of radioactive AR15 accessories.

Abby
March 18, 2005, 11:58 PM
It looks as thought it has SPIKES!?!?!? :what:

It looks like...like...an M1A mated with a HEDGEHOG!?!?!? :uhoh:

I run. I hide. I weep.

rem
March 19, 2005, 01:13 AM
Dionysusigma, I pretty much thought the same thing when I first saw that. :barf:

"looks like somebody carrying an M1A tripped and jabbed the barrel into a box of radioactive AR15 accessories."
Hahaha, classic.

bad LT
March 19, 2005, 03:36 PM
LOL - now I can add those 3 "TACTIKOOL" lights to a rifle. I won't even need to shoot a Goblin with it - just burn him with my lights.

larryw
March 19, 2005, 04:02 PM
I'm wondering where I'd put my weak hand when firing that one; based on where it is on my M1A, I'd need a pretty heavy glove or lots of band-aids. Sorry, but IMO, raygun rials and fore-handles don't belong on these.

Mumbles_45
March 19, 2005, 04:59 PM
I thought the SOCOM 16 was pretty cool, but they've gone too far

CleverName
March 19, 2005, 07:03 PM
It's kinda cool--I'll give it that--but IMO, it seems like they want to try to please everyone out there with one rifle. They should've just gone ahead and put a collapsing, folding stock on there with an AR pistol grip.

Like the Troy Industries SOPMOD?

http://www.troyind.com/sopmod_m14.htm

Or the Sage Stock from Fulton?

But both those seem better designed than the Socom II here.

Dionysusigma
March 20, 2005, 11:16 PM
http://www.troyind.com/images/sopmodopen.jpg
http://www.fulton-armory.com/DSC04783-NoSlot-600_50.jpg
:uhoh: :scrutiny: :uhoh:

I'm gonna have to agree with you there. The second one especially... granted, it looks like some kind of cyborg M-14, but it kinda looks cool...

Compared to these two, the SOCOM II looks like the perfect definition of half-arsed. :rolleyes:

Darkmind
March 20, 2005, 11:27 PM
I'd buy one but not for 2 grand.It does look kinda cool.

homeka45
March 21, 2005, 01:11 AM
ShaiVong and Abby, diet pepsi all over my monitor, too funny.
Looks like if you got all those rails filled you'd end up with a 25 lb. M(ass)1A(ggregator).

444
March 21, 2005, 02:05 AM
I like it, and I will probably buy one eventually.

Nightcrawler
March 21, 2005, 03:20 AM
Hmm...I wouldn't put one of those fiberite collapsing stocks on a .308. They strike me as being flimsy. The Ace SOCOM stock is all aluminum, and would probably serve better.

You'd think if they were going for a compact overall size they've have shortened the length of pull a tad? The M14 doesn't have a buffer in the stock like the M16 or the FAL; there's no reason they couldn't have shortened the stock.

Skunkabilly
March 21, 2005, 10:47 AM
I wish they would have put a rail on the bottom of the stock instead, but for now, as far as I know, this is the only way to put a light (Rule #4) on your M1A.

Browns Fan
March 21, 2005, 11:56 AM
Just another low-cost, add-on thingee to charge you big bucks for. :mad:

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