View Full Version : 16 bbl M1A?

January 11, 2010, 05:20 PM
Are SA M1A SOCOM 16'' bbl reliable over long-term (several years)? How are their oem accuracy? Would it be "easy" to swap out to a walnut stock?

Would I, in CA, be able to buy a HK91, instead of a M1A?

In terms of long term reliability, would a LRB forged M14SA 18" bbl be worth the additional $1000 cost of a SA M1A?

FYI: LRB's warranty's only one year (not sure?), but SA has a "Lifetime" warranty.

ranger dave
January 11, 2010, 05:49 PM
the socom is a good rifle that will out last the shooter. but with a red dot scope on it theres not a lot you can do with them . there are great for what there were built for c.q.b. with a m14 or m1a1 you can mount a long range scope on them

January 11, 2010, 06:27 PM
I had one when they first came out. Mine was reliable. Accuracy with the stock sights is OK out to about 75 yards, and then they get a little tough to use for any kind of precision type shooting. They are BIG, and meant for close range shooting. I've also used a scout scope and red dot on them, and the red dot is your best bet all around.

Swapping the stock for walnut is easy. Pop off the glass stock and pop on the walnut.

These are all the same rifle, just different stocks and sights.....