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Old September 12th, 2016, 12:22 PM   #31
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I have not shot it for a group yet, I took it out over Labor Day and got my aim point micro on paper but was so windy we had to quit shooting as the paper tatgets wouldn't stay on the boards.

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Old June 13th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #32
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After close to a year of research, parts acquisition, and time with the armorer I'll be picking up my rifle tomorrow. Will try to post detailed parts list, weights, and some pics. Thanks again to everyone who gave me input.

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:28 AM   #33
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Here is my build and the (mostly) complete parts list and weights of most items. A digital kitchen scale was used for all weights. The goal of this build was to improve accuracy and reduce weight. Ultimately the weight stayed about the same, but I expect accuracy to be greatly increased, so I'll count it as a win. You can see below where weight was saved and where it was added. All modifications done by The Jon Wolfe

Original Parts
Springfield armory SOCOM 16 - Total Stock weight without a mag 8lbs 5 3/8 ozs
SAI Stock (with buttplate, sling loops)- 2lb 5 ozs
SAI Stock (minus handguard and buttplate)- 1lb 14oz
SAI Standard buttplate - 7 3/8 ozs (9oz with screws and rear sling swivel)
SAI Handguard 2 1/8 ozs
SAI Forward scope mount 4 ozs
SAI spring guide 7/8 oz
SAI gas plug 1 oz
SAI compensator 3 ozs
SAI barrel not weighed

Replaced parts
SAI rubber buttplate - 3 ozs
SEI scope mount - 9 3/4 ozs
SEI gas plug - 3/4 oz
SEI socom gas lock - 2 3/8 ozs
SEI nm front sight - 3/8 oz
Gamma 762, vg6 compensator - 2 3/8 ozs
AG handguard 2 1/8 oz
Sadlak NM spring guide - 2 1/4 ozs
AG stock (painted) - 1lb, 12 1/4 ozs
Criterion NM 16" barrel not weighed
USGI gas cylinder not weighed
Nitrided USGI gas piston with NM grooves not weighed
NM trigger tuning
Total new weight 8 lbs 4 7/8 ozs

Total new weight with ACOG and cheek riser 9 lbs 1 1/8 ozs
Bradley cheek rest
Trijicon ACOG (ta45) (1.5x24) (8 moa red triangle reticle) 6.3 ozs

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:31 AM   #34
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It out to an indoor range to test fire and zero the acog

At 25 yards prone every shot was right on top of the other, and standing, the vg6 provided for easy rapid target engagement. Really pleased with the performance. Next step will be to get it out to the outdoor range to test performance at distance.

will post pics of rifle and targets when I get a chance.

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:58 AM   #35
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Pics??

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:04 AM   #36
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It out to an indoor range to test fire and zero the acog

At 25 yards prone every shot was right on top of the other, and standing, the vg6 provided for easy rapid target engagement. Really pleased with the performance. Next step will be to get it out to the outdoor range to test performance at distance.

will post pics of rifle and targets when I get a chance.
Did you measure your shoring accuracy results before you started to determine if they are improved after all your effort?

If not, how will you know if it was worth your effort?

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:06 AM   #37
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Did you measure your shoring accuracy results before you started to determine if they are improved after all your effort?

If not, how will you know if it was worth your effort?
this isn't my first time shooting a socom16......

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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:12 AM   #38
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this isn't my first time shooting a socom16......
The AG is nice, I think you'll want to bed it.

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The AG is nice, I think you'll want to bed it.
no...bedding adds a lot of weight, which is the opposite of what I'm trying to do

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no...bedding adds a lot of weight, which is the opposite of what I'm trying to do
OK dtrov, if you stop reading the forum you might have some time to take some pics of that bad boy Mine weighs in just a wee bit more than yours. That A&G carbon fiber stock makes for a fast handling M14. A&G states bedding isn't necessary since it's so tight.

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I recently put a Fred's replacement big red birch stock on and have not regretted it! I didn't weigh anything, but it felt a little heavier so I took out the SAI spring guide and went back to the lighter weight original thin guide. I also removed the skin searing scout mount and installed a vented handgaurd. Over all the rifle feels less nose heavy. I shot approx 4" group off my elbows at 200y. I am really digging this setup. I did have to get the taller Socom sight from SAI. It was cheap and .800" tall IIRC.

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