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This is a discussion on Stock / Scope Recommendations for Socom 16 within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; 1 vote for Bassett low Picatinny mount, 6 screw tactical rings, and 3-9X40 type scope. I've been liking Vortex lately, and they have a great ...


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Old June 16th, 2017, 07:31 AM   #16
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1 vote for Bassett low Picatinny mount, 6 screw tactical rings, and 3-9X40 type scope. I've been liking Vortex lately, and they have a great warranty. Most 3-9X40's will let you clear the rear sight with the ocular when using medium rings, and you don't need a high cheek riser. That will give you good versatility, and on 9 power, a 600 yard shot is roughly like a 67 yard shot.

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Old June 16th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #17
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I think this is the only low mount that allows use of the irons without removal. Coming soon guys!
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What rings did you use to mount the Primary Arms scope? I've got the same set up ready to go onto to my Scout but I'm (Bassett +Primary Arms 1-8x) and I've been going back and forth on which rings to use

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I prefer my Socom M1A's like this



Or like this


Scope setup is Bassett low mount - http://www.bassettmachine.com/prod_home_buynow.htm

1-8x Primary arms scope - http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-a...4sfp-acss-5-56

I use either of the two stocks with Irons or not. That is what I like about the Bassett mount. It works. And doesnt shift zero much at all when taking it off and on. And as for the primary arms scope my review can be found here.

Primary Arms 1-8

As for the stock you mentioned I have never used one but have held one. Not my cup of tea. And the reviews I looked up were rather mixed as well. Best to go with USGI birch/walnut or Synthetic. Other than that Blackfearther and sage ebr are great modernizing options.

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What rings did you use to mount the Primary Arms scope? I've got the same set up ready to go onto to my Scout but I'm (Bassett +Primary Arms 1-8x) and I've been going back and forth on which rings to use
The rings I use on this are the Vortex 6 hex scope rings. They are around 20-40$ or so and work very well with no problems at all. I love them and have used the crap out of them and they still work perfectly fine. I cannot remember if they are the low or medium ones though.

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Killashrub, I really dig that setup! When that scope is on 1x is it true 1x? No fuzzy front sight obstruction? I do love their ACSS reticle


If it is not true 1x it is so close I cannot tell a difference. I am not a fan of BDC due to it being limited to certain calibers but the BDC works well with M80Ball. I zeroed it according to the instructions and it delivered to 600 steel targets on the 600 hash holdover with no problems.

My only real complaint with the scope is the illumination doesn't have "Off/On" Every other click. It has multiple "ON" and one "OFF" but it isn't a big deal. Also the caps that come with it work but I don't think they will make it too long.

Still that is just nitpicking at that point. For the price this scope is very very good. I want to grab one of the 4-14X FFP scopes they have next to compare it to a Leupold Mk4 I use to have.

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Stock / Scope Recommendations for Socom 16

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The rings I use on this are the Vortex 6 hex scope rings. They are around 20-40$ or so and work very well with no problems at all. I love them and have used the crap out of them and they still work perfectly fine. I cannot remember if they are the low or medium ones though.


Thanks - a quick Google image search on the Vortex rings seem to indicate that they are medium height (the size of the upper and lower halves of the low rings look like they are almost the same size).

I'll go with medium and see how they work out. As long as the scope clears the rear sight I should be good (this should work based on the pic that you posted - your rifle looks great - I'm a sucker for SOCOMs in wood stocks)


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