This 16” version of the venerable Springfield Armory M1A™ can be an effective close quarters battle rifle or just a great ranch gun. This rifle has the minimum length barrel for a rifle under federal law.
The M1A™ Socom-16 has a proprietary muzzle brake, tritium front sight and a forward-mounted scope base that is ideal for electronic sights or other accessories.
I bought a SOCOM a few yrs back and soon as I fired it I knew I’d found my QBR. For a short barrel M14, the recoil was not as rough as I thought it would be. I could control the weapon at all times and I think out to 500-600yds the SOCOM is as accurate as my M-14 was. I read a review today where one guy said the M-14 roughed him badly, so he don’t need a SOCOM. Bless his heart, even though neither rifle is a chore to fire and/or take care of.
People think the AK is the only rifle that will fire when extremely dirty, but, they’re wrong! I dropped my SOCOM accidentally into a mud hole, it was submerged. I pulled it out and wiped the excess mud off the outside, loaded a mag, put it in its slot on my shoulder and pulled off 10rds w/o jamming. It may have kicked a little more, but again, it’s not brutal if you shoot your weapon more than once a yr.