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KIDRR
01-06-2007, 2:48 PM
And what do you think of it? I got one a few months back and haven't even shot it yet. :eek:

Matt C
01-06-2007, 2:58 PM
I had one, thought it was a mistake, I now own a all GI parts full size M1A. If I really want a CQB gun I have 2 ARs and an AK.

ask80
01-06-2007, 3:04 PM
i have on.. socom 16... i shot it once... in an indoor 25 yard range (quite accurate at that range. lol) with SA ammo... it's been sitting in its case for the past 5 months. =( but i love it. worth the $1500 I paid for it..

Rugerdaddy
01-06-2007, 3:24 PM
And what do you think of it? I got one a few months back and haven't even shot it yet. :eek:

It is unsafe to keep an unfired firearm, and even unsafer if it's new and unfired. But, just as a service to help you out, I will volunteer my time to take that firearm for a period of safekeeping,...oh....say, 6-12 months, during which time I can fire it regularly, break it in, and return it in a safer, more fired condition! I even volunteer to provide the ammo for this "Safety Break-in" period. :)

mike100
01-06-2007, 3:36 PM
I have one and it has been reliable for the 400 rounds I have through it. I have heard of too many people who have lost the roller wheel off of the bolt on the SAI part so I was thinking to get a usgi bolt. while I was at it, I was going to maybe get an 18" scout bbl and ebay the socom gas system or maybe just keep the parts in a box until I can score another reciever.

the muzzle brake works too well almost..follow up shots do not come as quick as a 223, of course. I dunno..I like it but don't love it. I think I may scouterize it eventually as funds allow.

KIDRR
01-06-2007, 3:43 PM
The guy I got it from (nice guy) said he put 500 rounds through it. I've just been too busy to shoot it. But one thing I can say about the gun is it's heavy as hell.

mike100
01-06-2007, 3:47 PM
The guy I got it from (nice guy) said he put 500 rounds through it. I've just been too busy to shoot it. But one thing I can say about the gun is it's heavy as hell.


exactly..since it is a hefty gun for a larger caliber, may as well have a long range capability. the 16" config works fine, but the 18" and longer bbl ballistics can not be ignored. I'd collect the whole set, but I'm not a huge long gun collector..shotguns and pistols are higher priority so the socom is a starter point for a possible future build.

just shoot it and see what you think.

sseric75
01-06-2007, 3:50 PM
I have one too, I love this thing. The only reason I shoot my AR a lot more is because the ammo for it is cheaper.

KIDRR
01-06-2007, 3:58 PM
exactly..since it is a hefty gun for a larger caliber, may as well have a long range capability. the 16" config works fine, but the 18" and longer bbl ballistics can not be ignored. I'd collect the whole set, but I'm not a huge long gun collector..shotguns and pistols are higher priority so the socom is a starter point for a possible future build.

just shoot it and see what you think.

My buddy has the exact same gun and let me shoot a few mags out of it. I liked it so that's why I bought one. .308 is my favorite rifle caliber, perhaps i'll get a remington 700 in .308 as well.


I have one too, I love this thing. The only reason I shoot my AR a lot more is because the ammo for it is cheaper.

I got 980 rounds of .308 on AIM for something like $220

gamename
01-06-2007, 4:14 PM
I have a rifle that started life as a Socom 16. The barrel was badly made by SAI and I ended up replacing it with a 18.5" barrel.

The whole experience soured me on SAI and Smith Enterprise.

Caveat Emptor,
-T

capitol
01-06-2007, 4:56 PM
I have a socom 16 and I luv the rifle. It's a true blast to shoot. Many speak poorly of the 16" barrel and recommend at least a 18" length in a M1A/M14 type firearm.
The 16" barreled socom will reach out a few hundred yards just fine. The 18" and longer barrel M1A/M14's will really get out there.
I dont think many people shoot out past 3 or 4 hundred yards. I'll take my Socom 16 over a scout any day and I own a 18" comp grade all usgi Fulton Armory M14.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010210.jpg

KIDRR
01-07-2007, 12:36 AM
I have a socom 16 and I luv the rifle. It's a true blast to shoot. Many speak poorly of the 16" barrel and recommend at least a 18" length in a M1A/M14 type firearm.
The 16" barreled socom will reach out a few hundred yards just fine. The 18" and longer barrel M1A/M14's will really get out there.
I dont think many people shoot out past 3 or 4 hundred yards. I'll take my Socom 16 over a scout any day and I own a 18" comp grade all usgi Fulton Armory M14.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010210.jpg

Sexy :cool:

ask80
01-07-2007, 9:43 AM
did you do the paint job?

mblat
01-07-2007, 10:18 AM
I have it. Absolutly love it. Over 600 rounds down the barrel - no problem what so ever.

But! After I shoot the barrel out - and it won't be long I will probably replace it with 18" one.
The only think is is that I want to keep muzzle break - that thing absolutly wonderfull - really helps with recoil.

capitol
01-07-2007, 10:33 AM
The socoms muzzle brake is SA proprietary and will not work on any other barrel. The paint job was done by Karsten. He also shortened the butt of the stock a couple inches and made the custom cheek rest. I put the foam on it :D

KIDRR
01-07-2007, 3:36 PM
Cool stuff

ask80
01-07-2007, 5:08 PM
how much is the paint job and how long does it take?

and you can change the socom's 16in for an 18in barrel? is it easy to do?

scorpucla
01-07-2007, 5:14 PM
The guy I got it from (nice guy) said he put 500 rounds through it. I've just been too busy to shoot it. But one thing I can say about the gun is it's heavy as hell.

If you think the 16 is heavy, try shooting a Socom II, even with nothing mounted it's a lot heavier.

gamename
01-07-2007, 5:48 PM
I have a socom 16 and I luv the rifle. It's a true blast to shoot. Many speak poorly of the 16" barrel and recommend at least a 18" length in a M1A/M14 type firearm.
The 16" barreled socom will reach out a few hundred yards just fine. The 18" and longer barrel M1A/M14's will really get out there.
I dont think many people shoot out past 3 or 4 hundred yards. I'll take my Socom 16 over a scout any day and I own a 18" comp grade all usgi Fulton Armory M14.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010210.jpg
What stock is that? I have a velcro cheekrest and it stinks. I'd like something like what you have. Can a USGI stock be retro-fitted to use that cheekrest?

TIA
-T

sigs229
01-07-2007, 6:32 PM
i have a socom 16 as well. it always puts a big smile on my face when i shoot it. if you are shooting one outdoors, watch the dust fly around the front of the gun.:)

for those who have swith out the barrel and gas system, i'm interested in your reactions. thanks.

mightymike
01-09-2007, 6:06 PM
Look into the M1A Scout.

A324
01-09-2007, 7:30 PM
Shot a Socom 16 for the first time last month, I was very impressed how well it performed. I'm looking at a M1A Scout but the Socom has my attention as well.