I recently traded into a S.A. M14 SOCOM 16. It has a very nice wood stock that looks new and has no marks on it. It has no rails which IMO makes for a much nicer looking rifle. The piece looks to have been fired very little. I'm am a FAL fan and can't make up my mind if I want to keep it or trade it for a quality FAL. Why would you choose the SOCOM 16 over the FAL.