Got the .308 Bug

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

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  1. tcdrennen

    tcdrennen Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Tustin, Orange County, PDR of Kalifornistan
    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

    Aug 1, 2011
    DFW, TX
    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

    ScottsBad Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    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

    Mr. Rowdy Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    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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