I say don't get rid of it yet. I understand the frustration, but it might be something simple, and the SOCOM 16 is great once you get it dialed in. Like some folks said above, check your optics, and the mount. Or remove the optics and try irons. Those standard irons are about the size of a brick so that kind of sucks, but you should still be able to get an idea, with it being that wild. I have an Accupoint with a Bassett mount, which is supposed to be really good. I cleaned the bore for the mounting bolt with alcohol before installing it, so that it wouldn't loosen. Still, it didn't take long to loosen, and it was slight enough that I couldn't really tell by trying to wiggle the mount or scope. But it was enough to get my shots out of whack down range. These other folks know more than me, when it gets more technical than that, but I say, check the basics, run some good ammo, and don't give up yet. If you figure it out, you'll be happy, because the guns are great when they are shooting right. And you can get really good groups even though it has the short barrel. Worst case, if you can eliminate the ammo, and the basics, I would say you have a legitimate complaint for Springfield, and you might be able to get a replacement, if they screwed up somewhere. It would really suck to miss the opportunity to have a gun you wanted, which can be really great, and probably lose money getting rid of it. Good luck.