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Old October 2nd, 2012, 02:21 AM   #16
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I had the same problem and they told me that it should do that because its technically a free floating rail.

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Old October 2nd, 2012, 06:12 AM   #17
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If it comes back with the same problem I will drill and tap for set screws. I'm just trying to give it a chance to work "as built"

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:36 AM   #18
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I dont get why they would say mine should be doing that but work on yours all day. Agh well I was nailing plates at 400+ meters with it.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:08 PM   #19
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Try shimming it before you drill and tap if it comes back with play in it still.

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Old October 10th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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Well the UPS man dropped off my Battle rail from Troy. It is not the same one, it's a new one.
Can't tell what the difference is but this one went right on with no play up down side to side or otherwise. While I had it opened up again I re-shimmed the gas port to match the Troy parts.
Got all the junk on the rail and drilled the stock for the TacPro. I think I will swap out the TwistMount with a flip mount.
This chunky little rifle is going to be fun.

Troy came through and backed up the product.

Range report to follow, but it's going to be a while.

Thanks for all the input.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #21
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Glad to see they took care of you. Will wait for your range report! Thanks for keeping us posted.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #22
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man have you fired it with the magnifier yet? The eye relief on those things is so unforgiving.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #23
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man have you fired it with the magnifier yet? The eye relief on those things is so unforgiving.
That's why I have it all the way back. I think you have to use a full lenth rail to use a magnifier on the M1A.
Just hope the little SOCOM dosn't kick or that magnifier will "give me a kiss"
My Scout doesn't kick and the SOCOM with all this junk on it is about the same weight.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #24
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That's why I have it all the way back. I think you have to use a full lenth rail to use a magnifier on the M1A.
Just hope the little SOCOM dosn't kick or that magnifier will "give me a kiss"
My Scout doesn't kick and the SOCOM with all this junk on it is about the same weight.
?? Really?? I know that you are being serious but this whole comment brightened my day.

I guess that's one way to reduce recoil, put a bunch of junk on the rifle until it's so heavy that it doesn't move.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #25
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?? Really?? I know that you are being serious but this whole comment brightened my day.

I guess that's one way to reduce recoil, put a bunch of junk on the rifle until it's so heavy that it doesn't move.
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If you left the factory muzzle brake on, you should have no problems what so ever. The brake redirects the gas and pushes the barrel down. You target is always in view! Not like the normal rifle coming up and covering the target making for a slow follow up shot!
I know a lot of people mix the two words up but recoil and kick are two different meanings. Recoil is the actual movement of a weapon. Kick is how a person perceives this movement. Like, "she kicks like a mule!"

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An example of the recoil from a SOCOM. Top image is with the factory brake, bottom is with a modified factory brake.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #27
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?? Really?? I know that you are being serious but this whole comment brightened my day.

I guess that's one way to reduce recoil, put a bunch of junk on the rifle until it's so heavy that it doesn't move.
More junk, more fun!

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So what's the skinny on the SOCOM "factory modified brake"?

Has anyone come up with a standard M14 type front site for the SOCOM rifles that doesn't require replacement of the whole front GC assembly?

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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #29
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Update

Changed it up a bit, went with the Larue Flip mount for the magnifier, and put the Magpul rail covers on the sides.

Got it on the scale and fully loaded, 20+1, with Winchester Q3130 she is a "chunky little girl" right at 14lbs.

The rifle feels good and balanced in your hands and I don't feel the weight.
Got to get this thing out to the desert for a sight in session.
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