The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 1, 2020, 12:34 AM   #1
Blue Duck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 15, 2006
Posts: 361
M1A SOCOM Muzzle device removal?

I have wanted a Springfield M1A SOCOM off and on, but have always been uneasy about getting one because of the loud report, due to the muzzle device.

I have shot 308 carbines, plain barrel, and not found them to be all that loud or even that bad on recoil, so I don't care about the increased recoil, as the rifle is no lightweight, anyway, but I hate the loud report of about any rifle with a compensator.

Has anyone had the device removed from a SOCOM or maybe covered up. Yes, I know, just wear ear protection, but as a hunting, ranch rifle, sometimes there isn't time to put ear protection on, when needing to get off a fast shot at a fleeting opportunity. Anyone? Suggestions?
Blue Duck is offline  
Old June 1, 2020, 12:22 PM   #2
FrankenMauser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: Potatoes and Hops
Posts: 12,341
The front sight is integral to the muzzle brake.
If you want to pull the brake, you have to replace the sight.
__________________
Don't even try it. It's even worse than the internet would lead you to believe.
FrankenMauser is offline  
Old June 1, 2020, 04:48 PM   #3
Unclenick
Staff
 
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17,587
The simplest solution is to call SA and ask if they will sell you the sight assembly without the holes drilled in.
__________________
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member and Golden Eagle
Unclenick is online now  
Old June 1, 2020, 11:02 PM   #4
Blue Duck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 15, 2006
Posts: 361
Thank you,

I have thought about just machining a solid sleeve and sodering it on over the holes. On second thought that might mess the sight up.
Blue Duck is offline  
Old June 2, 2020, 06:56 AM   #5
Unclenick
Staff
 
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17,587
Since I don't have one to look at, I couldn't tell if the steel was thick enough to support threading, either. If it were, perhaps it could accommodate a suppressor or an adapter for one, which would help with recoil.

But then it wouldn't be a short rifle anymore.
__________________
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member and Golden Eagle
Unclenick is online now  
Old June 3, 2020, 10:17 AM   #6
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 20,731
Get rid of the muzzle brake and put on a flash suppressor.
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06612 seconds with 8 queries