If you guys didn't read the thread by ArmedNerd I let him try out my M1A's and Garand last week. (hope he finds one that suits him by the way) I've spent the a lot of time last year behind the scope of my standard M1a working on accuacy with different loads for hunting and targets. I've only had the Socom for 3 weeks now. when I let ArmedNerd shoot the Socom I was standing slightly behind and beside him, every time it went off I could feel the concussion from that short barrel and brake working together. These are awesome rifles and for a completely different purpose than our standards and loaded models.Now after reading up on RAMMAC's work with his Socom and loads, and when I make the trip up Fred's for stocks and accessories this is going to be one Bad @#$ little rifle for a lot of different applications from deer and hogs down to home and farm protection. Folks just need to know these are great rifles for what they were intended. just thought I'd share this with you guys have a great day. P.S. If you have a Socom stand close to it while one of your buddies shoots it for the full experience of its firepower! I hope to have pics up very soon.