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M1A advice needed socom 16

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by slightly disturbed, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. slightly disturbed

    slightly disturbed Oregon City Active Member

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    I just recently purchased my first M1A MA9827. Yes it is a tack driver and I love it. But the thing is long. I knew what I was buying and it fits perfect. My question is about the socom 16. How accurate is it to say 300 yards and beyond. I want a CQBR and the ar platform it not really what I prefer. Im thinking about the little socom. So thoughts. Thanks
     
  2. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    300 no problem. Further yes but keep your expectations realistic. 168 grain Black Hills or Federal work well in mine.
     
  3. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    I've run a Socom16 in an EBR stock...and it ran great. I even took it through a carbine course. As Dan mentions, be realistic.......these are quite heavy as are the 20/25 rd loaded mags. IMO, weapons manipulations will generally be quicker with an AR, but 308 rings the steel a lot harder:)

    And I agree that 300 was no problem with radway or battlepack ammo (DAG or SA).
     
  4. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Dunno about the socom, but my scout hits half size human silhouettes out to 300 yards no problem with German DAG surplus.
     
  5. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    I like my CQB-16 EBR type SEI and it will reach well beyond 300
    yards... so will the SOCOM with better irons and/or decent optics.
     
  6. desert warrior

    desert warrior VA New Member

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    I have a SOCOM 16.....in a Rogue bullpup chassis....i've stretched it out to 500yds, with no problems. It's not a surgical instrument, you could hit a Man size target with ease. I plan on taking it out to 1000yds soon...........I'll let you know how it works out.
     
  7. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    They can be quite accurate, but as DW pointed out 'it's not a surgical instrument'.

    This is my CQB-16 EBR type SEI.

    CQB-16-II.JPG



    The muzzle device and front sight I'm using

    1005-SS-Brake.jpg



    The YouTube video

    [video=youtube;egs1M9vVP0M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egs1M9vVP0M[/video]



    I hope that helps.

    H2O
     
  8. hillbilli

    hillbilli whidbey island New Member

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    I prefer the 18" barrel of the squad scout.. I get inch groups at 100, and i put a normal gi flash suppressor- not a big fan of the socom's 16 barrel with a brake, I like whats left of my hearing, and the blinding ball of fire when you shoot about sunset is not appreciated. I have shot the 18" gun out to 500yds.
     
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