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robairto
01-03-2007, 8:33 PM
Is the socom 16" a ringer or is it a dog with lipstick? Should I use
my $1400 and buy lots of 7.62X39?

blkA4alb
01-03-2007, 8:34 PM
I would say get a fullsize M1A.

Altahick
01-03-2007, 8:37 PM
either one theres only about a 1,000 dollar difference :D

i wish i had the money for a socom, that would be my choice if i had the money

ivanimal
01-03-2007, 8:38 PM
Thats like asking should I get a pool cue or a banana? Two totally different things. I like my SKS I love my full sized M1-A.:cool:

PIRATE14
01-03-2007, 9:32 PM
Wow can't get much farther apart on those choices......get an M1A.

Stop drinking for two weeks and than get a SKS......;)

Hopi
01-03-2007, 10:01 PM
Buy a Polytech or Norinco M-14 clone for around $800 and you should have plenty of money left over for a Simonov rifle or two....

AJAX22
01-03-2007, 10:19 PM
If you can afford an M1 go for it, the sks is a poor mans substitute for an AK or AR, the M1 is a big beefy battle rifle/long range hunting rifle.

It all depends on your application and your resources. If you're not blinking about getting the M1, then your pocket book won't mind an sks to go with it.

just my opinion.

TonyNorCal
01-03-2007, 10:28 PM
$1,400...

How about.....

A Russian SKS for $300-350.
A CMP Field Grade Garand for $425.
A case of 7.62x39 for $150 or so.
Case of .30-06 ammo from the CMP for $168.

hmmm, still have almost $300-350 left

How about more ammo? Or put towards another gun? Or lots of range time?

Of course there are shipping and transfers fees (also true with the Socom). But I think you come out ahead this way.

cornholio1
01-03-2007, 10:43 PM
I am still waiting for Soup Nazi's take. haha j/k

CALI-gula
01-04-2007, 12:38 AM
I had this problem once, except it was between a Corvette and a Chevette.

I went with the Chevette.

By the way, the Chevette in question had a tube frame and was loaded with a 454 and TH400.

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The Soup Nazi
01-04-2007, 6:40 AM
I am still waiting for Soup Nazi's take. haha j/k

Convert heretic! Take the SKS or die! +1 on just going with a CMP Garand with a nice Russian SKS and ammo to spare.

tenpercentfirearms
01-04-2007, 9:14 AM
You should buy a SOCOM. I really like them.

A calgunner was in my shop on Christmas Eve and he was talking about the SOCOM II. I was telling him I thought the rail was too bulky and if I were him I would get a SOCOM. I said the only problem is no one ever has them. To check prices I started looking around and guess what I found? Jerry's had them listed in two different warehouses. I sold him on one and ordered two from Simmons. Then I got paranoid that maybe it was all some cruel hoax so I ordered another one from Jerry's NE too! Guess what came in the mail? Three SOCOMS! He was supposed to come up today to pick it up and for us to go shooting, but he got sick and had to postpone.

I really think the SOCOM is cool. I probably won't get one because I already have a regular M1A, but I sure like them. I am not sure if you can find a new one for $1400, but maybe a used one. I sell mine for $1650.

ask80
01-04-2007, 12:53 PM
you might find a good deal on gunbroker for m1a socom. i think i got mine for about $1550 DROS, shipped, etc...it's my precious! :D plus you can use detachable magazines, unlike a Sks. but of course there's a huge price difference

mltrading
01-04-2007, 1:42 PM
I'd say get couple of SKSs and ammo/accessories.

Or get a full size M-14 style rifle.

1911whore
01-04-2007, 1:50 PM
It is like saying should I get a Prius or the Ferrari. If you can afford the Ferrari go for it. I have a Socom for sale in the for sale section. Great gun.

zyl8tr
01-04-2007, 2:36 PM
By the way, the Chevette in question had a tube frame and was loaded with a 454 and TH400.

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cool.

Rob454
01-04-2007, 3:37 PM
Personally I would get a M14 and if you cant afford that get a SKS. I love my SKS. Its fun to shoot NEVER had any jams or problems and its pretty accurate. I shot it up to 200 yrds and its pretty accurate. For hunting I use a Remington or Savage 30-06 But for plinking or short range I would go for a SKS. besides they really are pretty stoutly built rifles

Rob

tujungatoes
01-04-2007, 4:14 PM
+1 for the Garand/sks combo, more bang for your buck.

besides, it's fun to out shoot guys at the range with your 50 year old rifles.:D

NorCal MedTac
01-04-2007, 4:31 PM
Does anyone know of the quality of the aftermarket m1a scope mounts that sell for around $50 compared to the $120 dollar ones that sprinfield markets? Sorry to tag ont o the thread.

5968
01-04-2007, 7:32 PM
Get the M1A and don't look back.

Gunsrruss
01-04-2007, 7:38 PM
Wow can't get much farther apart on those choices......get an M1A.

Stop drinking for two weeks and than get a SKS......;)

It's evil to talk about M1A, and SKS in the same sentense