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This is a discussion on Post'em if you've got 'em! within the M1A /M14 Talk forums, part of the Long Gun Talk category; Originally Posted by Achped Hey guys I have $$$ and am going next week to look at M1As. I just can't decide whether or not ...


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Old 01-09-2010, 10:14 AM   #21
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Hey guys I have $$$ and am going next week to look at M1As.

I just can't decide whether or not to get a Full size (mil-spec), scout with a good scope, or Socom II with red dot.

In a perfect world without a wife and a car payment I would get all 3 but that doesn't seem possible right now.

What are pros and cons to each?
I guess it all kind of depends on what you plan on using it for? If it's for close quarter home defense or hog hunting in the brush.....then a Socom with a red dot is perfect......although they are a heavy sombitch!

If you plan on wanting a rifle that can reach out to longer distances.....then you might want to consider the full length models. If I was going to consider a shorter barrel close quarter type rifle in .308.......I wouldn't go with a M1A, but more likely a AR10 model rifle. You still get a .308 semi-auto, box magazine fed rifle with a short barrel with more ability to add options to it than a M1A......for a lot less money!

Heck, a Socom is what $1800 or more......? A DPMS rifle in the same caliber is under $1300....& you get the ability to really upgrade to a heck of a lot more options than are offered for a M1A.....

Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories.

Now if you want a cool precision quality semi-auto .308....

Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories.

I got my M1A for the nostalgia of owning a kick-ass older military battle rifle........

I guess what I just posted in links should be considered blasphemy since this is a M1A thread!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:54 AM   #22
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Blasphemy? Of course it is! but you made a very good point and saved me alot of money. $1800 is a heck of alot for just the rifle itself. I guess the M1A would be better for the "nostalgia", but I like like the idea of the Socom II.

Maybe its because I have this odd feeling that the .308 AR15s aren't as reliable?? Is that the case?
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #24
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I guess it all kind of depends on what you plan on using it for? If it's for close quarter home defense or hog hunting in the brush.....then a Socom with a red dot is perfect......although they are a heavy sombitch!

If you plan on wanting a rifle that can reach out to longer distances.....then you might want to consider the full length models. If I was going to consider a shorter barrel close quarter type rifle in .308.......I wouldn't go with a M1A, but more likely a AR10 model rifle. You still get a .308 semi-auto, box magazine fed rifle with a short barrel with more ability to add options to it than a M1A......for a lot less money!

Heck, a Socom is what $1800 or more......? A DPMS rifle in the same caliber is under $1300....& you get the ability to really upgrade to a heck of a lot more options than are offered for a M1A.....

Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories.

Now if you want a cool precision quality semi-auto .308....

Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories.

I got my M1A for the nostalgia of owning a kick-ass older military battle rifle........

I guess what I just posted in links should be considered blasphemy since this is a M1A thread!!
while you are right on the money and the options, I bet most people would agree that an m-14 is more reliable than an ar10. For that matter, you could get a ptr91 for like $1300. I don't own either, but if I was going to get a gun for home defense, it wouldn't be a .308 in the first place, but if it was, it wouldnt be based on the AR platform.
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My M1A became my favorite rifle when the first round was fired in it.
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My only one, but I plan on getting another, and a Garand one day.

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My only one, but I plan on getting another, and a Garand one day.


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Old 01-09-2010, 06:38 PM   #28
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an M1A section? Sweet Mother of Jesus

I'll post my one as soon as I go take a cold shower after those wonderful looking ladies
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