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Got the .308 Bug

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Archangel14, Jun 2, 2015.

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  1. tcdrennen

    tcdrennen Member

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    1st post here. Hello.

    I had an M1A Loaded about 15 years ago - a bit unweildt for hevy metal 3-gun, but accurate as hell.

    Came with adiscounted SA 20-50x50 scope, now on my Savage 10FPLE

    Sold the Loaded when times were tough, then found the SOCOM 16 a couple years later.

    I've run it off the bench, ghost ring sight very good for run 'n gun stuff, and I added a GG&G rcvr mount for a 3x39 Compact ACOG; works very well and I've consistently hit steel at 200 yds in low light standing .

    Balance is excellent, swings well. The Scout is very front heavy to me, didn't like the feel at all.

    YMMV, but while I've started building a few AR15s lately and they are cheaper and lighter, the .308 is still my go to round; I will probably get an AR10 of some kind eventually, but for fun and SHTF the SOCOM 16 would be hard to beat.
     
  2. lovethosesooners

    lovethosesooners Member

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    Agreed regards the Socom 16-she's a "tad" loud, but it has a great feel to it....so much so that I made the "mistake" of holding one and couldn't get it out of my head until I had one.

    Really blast of a gun and was easy to get it set up as I wanted:
    (Bradley cheek rest, sadlak scope mount works great, amega mini-scout mount, a trigger job by my excellent gunsmith, and a few odds and ends in addition to 3 choices of optics on quick detach mounts)

    It's one of my favorites and it's 100% reliable.
     
  3. ScottsBad

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    You didn't say exactly what you wanted it for, or what your budget is. So I would recommend the FN SCAR 17. At 7.9 pounds the reliability, handling and accuracy are fantastic.

    If you are looking for a less expensive option check out the Ruger SR762
     
  4. Mr. Rowdy

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    Just got a Zastava M77 PS yesterday. Contemplated building an "AR10" but with such an extreme spread in parts interchangeability I decided against it.

    Looked at HK clones, FN's, etc. but for the money the M77 seemed like a good choice.
     
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