This is a discussion on Socom accuracy within the Accuracy forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I have a Bula XM21 rifle build that is a tack driver. Now I will start working on my Socom to try and wring some ...
I have a Bula XM21 rifle build that is a tack driver. Now I will start working on my Socom to try and wring some accuracy out of it. I sure don't expect Sub MOA accuracy but am looking for consistent battle rifle accuracy. I may put an aim point comp m2 or similar sight on it. Any suggestions for mods that won't reduce reliability?
Like delong 31 said. I have a new Scout Squad that I hope to get down to about 1.5 MOA. Mine has a walnut stock and there was contact between the stock and the Op rod guide, when I eliminated that, things improved somewhat. I also did the ferrule mod. I still need to shim the gas cylinder and relieve the hand guard.
That's about as close to battle rifle accuracy as you can get. Try changing out that thick sight for a NM front sight, or install a good optic and let us know how she shoot. I'm already thinking about another one and it will be shorter than the one I have now. I'm interested in what you can get from your socom please keep me informed.
I am new to the SOCOM too. Uncle Sam gave me one in 1965 and I had another a few years ago but decided I wanted a SOCOM for playing and pig hunting.
I added a 2.5 Burris scope but that is all I have done. I ordered shims as my gas lock will turn 180 past lining up.
I sighted in at 88 yards at my friends farm. I shot from a shaky bench with makeshift rest but got pretty steady. I was using handloaded 165gr Sierra Gamekings and I could get 3" groups all day long. After hearing horror stories about accuracy of the 16" barrels I am pretty pleased.
Most of my pig shots are 10 to 50 yards so I think the SOCOM will be a killer.
I will do some searching about handguard and op rod clearances, haven't figured all that out yet.