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bstrad37
May 8, 2010, 06:10 PM
Do you guys think $2,170 out-the-door is good/bad price for a new Springfield M1A Socom II? Thanks for reading!

Way Tall Whitey
May 8, 2010, 06:19 PM
Seems a bit high to me

Microgunner
May 8, 2010, 06:27 PM
I'm an FFL dealer and just went to Ellett Brothers web site. The Socom II is $1714.99 + $16.45 shipping = $1731.44 to get it in the door. We mark up 15% on pre-paid orders making it $1991.16 to you + tax & background check. Your dealers price of $2170 seems in line to me. Buy it.

SouthCali
May 8, 2010, 06:35 PM
You would not be making a mistake by any means!!

Great gun! I kind of got excited and went "tactical crazy" with mine.

Leupold on top for long range, red dot on right side so as to be able to turn on side and fire at close targets, laser/light combo on left, bipod, and extended mags....

Only one ive done the tactical thing to, and i kind of like to look at it:D

MTT TL
May 8, 2010, 06:36 PM
Last I saw them at Cabelas they were running around $1700. That was three years ago.

brian45auto
May 8, 2010, 06:40 PM
shop around...i picked mine up slightly used for 1k.
fun gun, but no way is it a 2k toy.

IZinterrogator
May 8, 2010, 06:44 PM
I paid $1750 for mine.

Lavid2002
May 8, 2010, 07:02 PM
Seems pointless to me... .308 in such a short platform. Buy an M1A or a different caliber for such a short gun : D

Not pointless pointless....just not 2,000 worth pointless.... Feel me?

bstrad37
May 8, 2010, 07:28 PM
I like all the rail mounting options avaiable on the Socom II, otherwise I'd consider the scout.

brian45auto
May 8, 2010, 08:26 PM
buy the scout, and i'll sell you the quad rails i took off mine.
they are sharp and heavy, and prohibit the use of a sling.

Logs
May 8, 2010, 08:40 PM
Seen them in the $1,600 range. Too high IMO

Here is a USED ONE....

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=134&t=750460

Testing waters I have a Like New Socom 16 only 20rds fired $1600 $1500 $1400 shipped


http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=134&t=746193

Another $1,500
WTS a M1A SOCOM with one 5 round magazine and one 20 round magazine. I also have an early model Sparrow Hawk stock that will go with the rifle. I have only shot 50 to 100 rounds out of the rifle. I would like to do a face to face in central Texas. The price is $1500.00 for everything.

Logs
May 8, 2010, 08:47 PM
Springfield M1A Socom II (AA9628) .308 16in barrel ***CAMO*** 1,819.99

Springfield M1A Scout (AA9126) .308 1,449.99


Springfield M1A Loaded (MA9226) .308 Syn. stock 1,479.99


Springfield M1A Standard (MA9822) .308 Stainless Steel N.M barrel Walnut stock 1,649.99

http://www.whittakerguns.com/

bstrad37
May 9, 2010, 02:09 AM
I wish my gunstore had that Orchard Supply promo where they pay the taxes! 9.5% here in my area of California!

T. O'Heir
May 9, 2010, 03:45 AM
Way too much money for a virtually useless marketing rifle.

Blown46
May 9, 2010, 09:07 AM
I paid $2200 for mine and am not looking back. yes I know its a little high but after waiitng 6 months for it I was happy just to have it. oh yeah and its the extended rail, a must have imo not worth getting it without.

they are not as accurate as as standard or scout but more fun! everyone I show it to (including some old timer m14 die hards) all love it. and when at the range I catch guys wandering over to see who'smaking all the noise, they're LOUD

it is a bit heavy though. but it will scare the zombies back into their graves. wouldnt trade it for the world. so far I am getting 1 -2 MOA

Rick Clark
February 2, 2011, 02:12 PM
Is it still a wood stock? If so they should went with a plastic stock for in the bad weather conditions. I had a top of the line M1A and it shot .5MOA at 100 meters but was to dam heavy to pack around.
I don't think I would buy this shorty but thats just me.:cool:

NWCP
February 2, 2011, 03:04 PM
Having been trained with the M1 Garand and then the M14 in my Navy days I've always had a soft spot for the platform. I had to go with the Super Match. Expensive? Yup. Worth it? It has been to me. The Socom just doesn't work for me. I prefer a traditional battle rifle appearance when it comes to the M1A. My AR rifles are railed and carry optics. JMHO

Therealkoop
February 2, 2011, 07:28 PM
I paid 1260 for my scout, NIB.

The same place has the socom 16's for the same price, and socom 2's for 1500ish.

I would shop around, you could get the rifle PLUS a decent optic for that price.

Also, .308 loses about 150fps through the socom vs the listed velocities on factory ammo. As tested by chronograph. The scout loses about 40. People have successfully created custom loads that mimic 22" velocities in the socom as well.

People seem to go crazy with the whining when it comes to the socom and velocity for some reason. Its not as incredible as a drop as testing shows. Look how many 16" ar-10's are around, plenty of people enjoy those.