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Springfield Armory SOCOM II

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dionysusigma, Mar 18, 2005.

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  1. Dionysusigma

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    *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:
     
  2. ShaiVong

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    looks like somebody carrying an M1A tripped and jabbed the barrel into a box of radioactive AR15 accessories.
     
  3. Abby

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I thought the SOCOM 16 was pretty cool, but they've gone too far
     
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    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.
     
  9. Dionysusigma

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    :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:
     
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    I'd buy one but not for 2 grand.It does look kinda cool.
     
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    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).
     
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    I like it, and I will probably buy one eventually.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  15. Browns Fan

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    Just another low-cost, add-on thingee to charge you big bucks for. :mad:
     
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