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locosway
11-04-2009, 9:29 PM
Well, I was saving up for an OLL, and I have the money to go get one and a lower parts kit.

BUT.............

I was groping a SOCOM II and a SOCOM 16 the other day, and it really make me think twice about the OLL.

Ideally I'd just buy all of them, but money is hard to come by, and I really want a rifle, like.... RIGHT NOW!

So, I'll be saving either for a SOCOM, or buying parts here and there for my AR. The SOCOM's I saw were around $2000, is this a decent price, or is it a little high like everything else they have there?

technique
11-04-2009, 9:33 PM
well, if $$$ is hard to come by, how you gonna feed and stock 7.62Nato?

locosway
11-04-2009, 9:36 PM
well, if $$$ is hard to come by, how you gonna feed and stock 7.62Nato?

Same why I do my 10mm I guess...

I'm not really worried about ammo prices. With a rifle I'm not going to be dumping mags on rocks. I can shoot very well with a rifle, so I'd be taking careful shots trying to improve.

I'd probably also try to get into a three gun match, of course I'd need a shotgun too but those are cheap.

SJgunguy24
11-04-2009, 9:37 PM
AK....Saiga+conversion parts= 500+240$ for 1K of ammo

locosway
11-04-2009, 9:40 PM
The AK is a fine rifle, and I really loved my SKS. But.... It's not at this time what I'm looking for... Or, at least I don't think it is.

Then, how's the accuracy on a Saiga compared to an AR or a M14?

Requiem
11-04-2009, 10:05 PM
The SOCOM's I saw were around $2000, is this a decent price, or is it a little high like everything else they have there?

I don't think any Socom should be that high priced IMO. I'm actually currently selling mine right now and don't mind shipping if you're interested. See the link in my sig and send me a pm ;)

Take care,
-Req

GuardianArmament
11-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Scout.....Cheaper than the Socom's.

GuardianArmament
11-04-2009, 10:11 PM
Nevermind, I just saw the price on Requiem's Socom 16. That's the best price I have seen in a while. Dump the AR and grab that up.

kf6tac
11-04-2009, 10:16 PM
M14 variants are a disease all their own... I'm currently suffering from that AND BRD, which is not good for the wallet at all.

Greg-Dawg
11-04-2009, 10:18 PM
Get an AR, you won't regret it. Specifically, Rock River Arms baby!!!

jsmith8918
11-05-2009, 3:25 PM
I love my Socom II, but it's super heavy. In fact, I removed the original rail system and sold it and replaced it with an Ultimak. No regrets. (I guess that pretty much makes it a Socom 16). Anyway, it's my second favorite gun (after my 10/22) and I like it more than my AR or Mini-14... for it's application. If I needed something light, however, the Socom would not be my first choice!

Black Majik
11-05-2009, 3:31 PM
I enjoy M14/M1As MUCH more than OLL AR15s. However, for pure modularity and the capacity to make your AR15 into a 40 lbs rifle, it's certainly the platform to choose.

Requiem
11-05-2009, 3:45 PM
I love my Socom II, but it's super heavy. In fact, I removed the original rail system and sold it and replaced it with an Ultimak. No regrets. (I guess that pretty much makes it a Socom 16). Anyway, it's my second favorite gun (after my 10/22) and I like it more than my AR or Mini-14... for it's application. If I needed something light, however, the Socom would not be my first choice!

Socom 16 works fine if you have any shoulder and arm muscle ;)

locosway
11-05-2009, 5:47 PM
I'm a big guy, I don't think, and I know I wouldn't, have any issues running around with a heavy gun.

Now, if I was backpacking and I needed something lighter, I'd probably not bring it.

xibunkrlilkidsx
11-05-2009, 8:17 PM
eh id lean ar15. mainly due to cheaper over period through ammo. and the ability to buy part by part is appealing. especially for me.

but that socom that reqium has is a good deal

missiontrails
11-05-2009, 8:33 PM
Get the AR, that way you don't have to make it an "event" every time you go shoot it due to the price of ammo. Every time you pull the trigger on the Springfield, say good-bye to a $buck$. Yep, about $.75-$1 per round for anything shiny.

Fot
11-05-2009, 8:34 PM
Socom prices are go up.. Ar prices are dropping .. Get the Socom now AR later

missiontrails
11-05-2009, 8:35 PM
Socom prices are go up.. Ar prices are dropping .. Get the Socom now AR later
You can pick up a slightly used SOCOM here for about $1400-$1500. I would not spend the extra $$$ for the cluster rail on the SOCOM II.