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SI-guru
03-13-2007, 1:19 AM
I've always like my SOCOM-16 and particular when I put it on a Sage EBR platform. Recently Clyde Armory and Sage International have come out with a similar platform call SCAR-CQB for mini-14. I've never had a mini-14 and certain heard a lot of stories about it. But I've decided to give it a try and work with Accuarcy Systems Inc and Tony Lawrence to come up with a PRK version of the platform.
Basically what I did was ditching the ar-15 style pistol grip and collaspsible stock and ask Tony to build a tail stock for me. Carl from Accuarcy System then build a ranch model with a 16 inch .750 medium contour SS barrel with a 1/7 twist (inspired by those popular "recon" barrel in AR land). Like the big brother EBR, the SCAR-CQB offers free tension bedding and free floating front for the rifle.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/480896-big.JPG

And the resulting accuarcy is quite good.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/480897-big.JPG

Big brother SOCOM decided to stop by also :D

http://www.hunt101.com/img/480895-big.JPG

The weight difference between the SOCOM and SCAR is quite significant, 9 lb vs. 11 lb.

By no means I am trying to start any OLL vs. mini-14 discussion here. But for those who are still looking into min-14, I think this is a good option.

5968
03-13-2007, 4:25 AM
What did your set up run you, if you don't mind me asking?

WokMaster1
03-13-2007, 10:13 AM
NICE!!! If I'm not mistaken, doesn't it cost somewhere in the $400+ zone?:(

GTKrockeTT
03-13-2007, 11:13 AM
that's just about the sweetest Mini14 setup i've ever seen.

!@#$
03-13-2007, 11:25 AM
and your still stuck with factory five rounders or ****y aftermarket 10 round mags...

guimus
03-13-2007, 11:30 AM
eh, to me it kinda looks like it was cobbled together for a low-budget movie...then again, opinions are like @$$holes, everybody has one...

SI-guru
03-13-2007, 11:38 AM
What did your set up run you, if you don't mind me asking?


NICE!!! If I'm not mistaken, doesn't it cost somewhere in the $400+ zone?:(

The cost for the SOCOM and the Mini setup is almost identical. I wanted a shorter barrel but able to shoot heavier 69gr match bullets so I went for the Recon style barrel. You should be able to get similar result if you go for a cheaper but longer barrel with the standard twist 1/9 Accuracy offers.

ibbryn
03-13-2007, 12:10 PM
and your still stuck with factory five rounders or ****y aftermarket 10 round mags...

Nice set up!
That's great freaking accuracy.
Good thing you bought that those 100 full capacity mags back in 1989. You'll never run out!

DV8
03-13-2007, 1:43 PM
The cost for the SOCOM and the Mini setup is almost identical. I wanted a shorter barrel but able to shoot heavier 69gr match bullets so I went for the Recon style barrel. You should be able to get similar result if you go for a cheaper but longer barrel with the standard twist 1/9 Accuracy offers.

So the mini-14 stock costs the same as the regular sage?

maxicon
03-13-2007, 1:55 PM
Man, that's one ugly gun!

Still, if it makes it shoot better, it's an option.

Any chance of seeing what a 10 round group looks like?

SI-guru
03-13-2007, 2:26 PM
So the mini-14 stock costs the same as the regular sage?

It's about $200 less but you have to get a tail stock to make it Cali legal. If you want to save $$, get a Remington shotgun stock and save the custom stock part.

Fjold
03-13-2007, 3:38 PM
Man, that's one ugly gun!

Still, if it makes it shoot better, it's an option.

Any chance of seeing what a 10 round group looks like?


Sorry but I have to agree. I keep expecting to see the little car with all the guys in big shoes and red noses with it.