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  1. The SOCOM Rifle
    Hello all, I just took the plunge and bought a SOCOM 16. I did a a lot of research here before my purchase. Thank you all for your help and advice! I plan on using this rifle as a pick up and go gun. I want to use it for an all around weapon and am outfitting it as such. I am not worried about...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I just took the plunge and bought a SOCOM 16. I did a a lot of research here before my purchase. Thank you all for your help and advice! I plan on using this rifle as a pick up and go gun. I want to use it for an all around weapon and am outfitting it as such. I welcome all...
  3. The M14
    Hey guys, For those of you that didn't see my introduction post, my name is Steven Winegar and I have joined the forum because I want to buy/build my first M14 platform rifle. My vision is to find all USGI parts, have the bolt and barrel adjusted by a gunsmith on an LRB or James River Armory...
  4. The M14
    I have just got my first of many M1A's but this one has me asking a Question of just what do I really have??? After reading a couple books and a lot of threads on this forum I am still perplexed. My M1A has a SA M1A action serial #011926 which after contacting SA they say they have no record of...
  5. The M14
    So I got me a little China Doll. IDE Polytech for 8 bills with 5 20rd mags (2 Korean NIW, 2 Chinese copies, and a junker from God knows where) and a 5 rd Springfield. Now I know about the "soft" bolt thing. These IDE's had better bolts, but the headspacing issues make shooting 308 commercial a...
  6. Modern M14
    Hello Everyone, I am considering purchasing a rifle and I would like to run my ideas past you all to see what the experts think. I would like a SOCOM 16, with a JAE stock and Magpul's Angled Grip, the Ultimak M8 top rail with a Leupold 2.5 IER Scout Scope. With a Delta P thread adapter so I...
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