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Old December 17th, 2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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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?

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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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What kind of groups is it shooting now?

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The standard stuff: shim the gas system, make sure hand guard is properly relieved, nm ferrule mod.

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What kind of groups is it shooting now?
About 2-3 inch with that thick front sight.

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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.

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About 2-3 inch with that thick front sight.
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.

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Keep at it I don't think you'll go wrong!

96 shots to the chest sandbag and standing off hand.

100 yard standing off hand head shot. 2 out of 3.


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This Socom will be a truck, ATV, hog and SHTF rifle. My Bula and bolt rifles are for precision.

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Are you happy with the socom in general function? I am very interested in one for the same purpose. A full size m1a is not easy to get out the truck window when you pull in a field full of pigs.

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96 shots to the chest sandbag and standing off hand.

100 yard standing off hand head shot. 2 out of 3.
I love off hand shooting!

Ray Charles can shoot from bags and a bench.

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Are you happy with the socom in general function? I am very interested in one for the same purpose. A full size m1a is not easy to get out the truck window when you pull in a field full of pigs.
Yes, I love the Socom's quick handling and (for an M1A) light weight. I will keep this rifle simple and handy.

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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.

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Nice looking rifle Frank! I'm sure it will pound piggies with the best of them.

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Nice looking rifle!

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Thanks, I have to wait a few more weeks for deer season to be over.

The place I hunt allows me to hunt pigs whenever deer season is over.

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