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So I traded off my Enhanced ACR, it was not for me. Here's my newest......

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 01coltcolt, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt Weapons Tech.

    I know there is lots of love out there for the Bushmaster/Magpul ACR. I here ya, I am a major Magpul fan. I have to say that I really love the design. I loved the way I could break it down and remove the barrel in seconds. But that being said. It was heavy, the charging handle was sloppy, the charging handle was gouging the upper, there was a small opening between the bolt carrier and the receiver that would allow FO (Foreign Objects) to enter the rifles vitals. But the biggest reason I traded it was I have a FHN SCAR that is doesnt hold a candle to IMHO.

    Anyway here is what I got. $200.00 and a Springfield Armorey M1A SOCOM II. I can't wait to shoot this thing:)

  2. Ferdinandd


    Feb 17, 2008
    That rifle is completely bad ***. If you haven't shot it yet, or any other .308, you'll be surprised at the power compared to a .223.
  3. The Pirate

    The Pirate HARRRRR!!!

    Nov 7, 2006
    Walltown, KY
    Good trade, I'm sure you will be happy!

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  4. Quiet

    Quiet Casino Goon

    Good trade, you made out (got the better end of the trade).
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  5. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    Great looking rifle........very utilitarian!

  6. Metal Angel

    Metal Angel

    Oct 20, 2010
  7. Now all you need is one of these, and a good red dot. :)

  8. ArtCrafter

    ArtCrafter ¤Hocker Mocker¤

    Jul 14, 2008
  9. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Nice pickup, even if that cluster rail is heavy as sin.

    Colt, I know how you are on tweaking weapons, so check out the VLTOR stock system for it. Having shot both a standard SOCOM II and a SOCOM with the VLTOR stock replacement, the difference in controllability and felt recoil is pretty significant.
  10. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt Weapons Tech.

    I was just looking at them yesterday. I like it alot. The one thing I noticed was the cheek weld on the factory stock, or lack there of with a optic on the rail of the SOCOM. Does the Vltor correct this. $499.99 is a pretty good upgrade.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  11. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    It looks like Vltor uses a high mounted mod-stock. It should give a much nicer cheek weld than the factory stock.
  12. MstrPara

    MstrPara Go Loud.....

    May 3, 2007
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Nice rig. As others have mentioned, the cluster rail makes it REAL front heavy / unwieldy (to me, at least). Different strokes :).

    I wound up with the SOCOM 16, and bought a Freds surplus walnut stock. After refinishing, its a thing of beauty, and pretty unusual, as SA only does black synthetic stocks for the SOCOMs.
  13. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Colt, I like it. I have a full size loaded model.

    That looks way, way, way heavy. Mine is, and i work out quite a bit, still not the most manageable rifle.

    I would shed the cluster rail personally, in favor of a rail section bolted into the stock somehow.
  14. Freds is the scheiße. Good stuff for reasonable prices...

    GI glass stock in OD (Brownells Aluma Hyde II)...


    Oiled GI walnut...

  15. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt Weapons Tech.

    Im diggin that walnut stock. Is the SOCOM Stock the same as my Fullsize M1A stock?