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Old 04-12-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
 
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I got a new SOCOM 16, couple of questions........

I just recieved my SOCOM 16. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet but.......WOW! I like this rifle. This is my first M1A/M14.

What is with Springfields warning, "dont field strip too much". The manuel states this can cause excessive wear. I dont see how this is possible. The design is so simple.

Looking at the action, I would guess that M1A's dont require very much lubrication? Once the bolt unlocks, everything fits on the loose side.

I cant wait to shoot her. Should make one heluva camp rifle this summer!
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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What is with Springfields warning, "dont field strip too much". The manuel states this can cause excessive wear. I dont see how this is possible. The design is so simple.
They print that because some people are anal about cleaning their rifles and will break them down completely after every trip to the range. This is not necessary....
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Old 04-12-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
 
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Here's a pic of my SOCOM 16 and custom Ruger Mini Thirty
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:43 AM   #4
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Very nice!! I'm sure you'll have a great time shooting it. Time to sell the Ruger and put the cash towards another M1A. You will be much happier.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:49 AM   #5
 
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Warning

I think this warning mainly applies to the NM rifles due to the way they are bedded in their stocks. You cause unnessary wear by constantly removing them. The owners manual is generic for all rifles. You will love shooting this handy little rifle that carries a big punch.
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