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My First Post and My First M1A

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by oneeyenurse, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. oneeyenurse

    oneeyenurse Member

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    Cool forum. Just bought a used SOCOM today to fill my .308 needs. I have a few AR15's but really wanted a bigger punch.

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  2. daskro

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    That's a short barrel for a scoped rifle.
     
  3. possum

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    congrats, and an awesome rifle you have there, thanks for sharing, man i love the m1a's. welcome to thr.
     
  4. thebucket

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    Looks great, who makes that stock? It isn't on SA's website as an option. Well I didn't find it at least. It looks very nice.
     
  5. ifit

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    welcome, for your first m1a=awesome. i beleive its called JE stocks
     
  6. Eightball

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    Ooooh, fun looking.

    Good pick on the firearm, and welcome to THR.
     
  7. Slamfire

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    Love the stock. Looks like it is adjustable in the X, Y, Z axis, and probably in time and alternate dimensions. Should give you a consistent stock weld.

    As for the short barrel. Be prepared for a God Awful fireball, followed by a God Awful noise.

    If you don't like it, you can always have it rebarreled with a 22" barrel.
     
  8. MTMilitiaman

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    It's an odd combination but with the .308 the velocity loss won't matter much out to 300 yards or so which is where most plinkers live.

    You're gonna lose what, maybe 180-200 fps with that compared to a 22" barrel? If I remember right anyway.

    Nice rifle, begging for suppressor :)
     
  10. Darthbauer

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    I'm going to be getting the same stock but on a Super Match. I love the look of the SOCOM but I just need the longer barrel.

    Congrats on getting a bad ass rifle. If you don't mind tellin, how much did you pay for that set up?
     
  11. oneeyenurse

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    Thanks. The stock is an aluminum JAE 100. The stock has most of the available options added on. The scope is a 2x12x32 IOR Valdada. The rifle was sent back to Springfield for a match trigger setting. It ran me 2800.00 I figured brand new with everything would have cost me over 3500.00 Only a couple hundred rounds through it(he says:)) Looks brand new. Well taken care of by a retired policeman.
     
  12. Mumbles_45

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    Hey, I bought my first M1A today too, a Springfield Scout.

    Very interesting combination, SOCOM in a JAE stock, but I really like the way it looks. What are the specs on the scope? Looks like an IOR in badger rings, but what are the details?

    Edit: guess this thread kept going while I was watching TV. oops
     
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  13. oneeyenurse

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    Awesome. Here's the poop.

    M8 Lit reticle. [​IMG]

    Weight (oz): 20
    Illuminated MP-8

    Length (in): 10.75
    Eye Relief (in): 3.5
    Field of View @ 100yds (ft): 69 - 12
    Exit Pupil (mm): 16 - 2.8
    MOA: 1/4
    Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated

    Not sure who made the rings but he said he paid over 100.00 for them. Couldn't get standard ones work for some reason.
     
  14. Vityaz

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    Very nice looking rifle. ;)
    Personally, I'd take off that scout scope mount and replace the handguard with a solid one.
     
  15. H2O MAN

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    Nice!

    Are you able to use a flash suppressor in your state?
    Also, what does your rig weigh?
     
  16. Big Mike

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    Nice stock.
     
  17. longdayjake

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    You also lose the ability to shoot the 175 grain bullet. The socom is pretty much only good with 147 or 150 grainers which cut your range down quite a bit. But other than that I want one too.
     
  18. GunTech

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    Nice M1A. The JAE is indeed a great stock, particularly for building a precision rifle as it doesn't require bedding. It is heavier though.

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  19. glockman19

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    Congrats!!! I have a Loaded and want to add a Scout to the collection.
     
  20. Kind of Blued

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    That photo in post #13... Is that a 5 mil hold over on... HORSES?! :)

    Very nice rifle. It is, indeed, begging for a suppressor.

    Now you just need to buy another one for long-range work. :)
     
  21. oneeyenurse

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    Thanks. I doubt I'll have much of a chance to shoot over 200 yards around here so this should suit me fine. Here's a few more pics.

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  22. PryItFromMyColdDeadHands

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    :D I want One!!!! How Much (avg) do they run?
     
  23. jpatterson

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    That is one really sweet looking rifle. Nice buy!
     
  24. H2O MAN

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    Are you able to use a flash suppressor in your state?

    Also, what does your rig weigh?
     
  25. 45B@cav

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    Sweet Rifle!!!!!!!
     
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