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    Talk me out of it!!!

    Tempted to pick up a Springfield M1A Socom II. Please tell me why I shouldn't buy one.


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    Because you could put the money back for something that you and your kids could do together.
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    Well, the fine folks around here didn't do a fine job of talking me out of buying my Sig Mosquito, and I suspect the same will happen here! That said, buy it!!! I would
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    I have a plan, I'll slowly save up for it, and if I still want it when I've got twice what it will cost, then I'll get it. Until then, the kids and I have fun.

    thanks


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    That sounds like a smart idea, NSB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    Well, the fine folks around here didn't do a fine job of talking me out of buying my Sig Mosquito, and I suspect the same will happen here! That said, buy it!!! I would
    Now, that's not entirely true!! hehehe

    nsb, sounds like you have a plan! Just stick to it!!
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    Because the M1A was never designed to use a short gas system, and you could build a better M1A for less than Springfield wants for that one.
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    I want one too... I'm slowly saving up for it. If you get it before me then let me know how you like it. I already have a Springfield Loaded M1A and that is a great rifle!
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    Buy it. Just buy it! Take out a second loan against your house, borrow against your kids college fund, whatever!
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    theyre really heavy
    Do you want me to get naked and start the revolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAMBAUGHREADER View Post
    theyre really heavy
    I hope you're kidding. THe one I fondled, I mean inspected the other day wasn't heavy at all.


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    You could save the money that you are planning to spend on that and get laid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    I hope you're kidding. THe one I fondled, I mean inspected the other day wasn't heavy at all.
    maybe the one I held was a heavy barrel version, or perhaps i'm just used to the m4/ar weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    Now, that's not entirely true!! hehehe

    nsb, sounds like you have a plan! Just stick to it!!

    Ok.. that's true. You did a good job of it
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    You could save the money that you are planning to spend on that and get laid.

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    SCREW getting laid....if Obama gets in you won't be able to buy a water pistol.

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    Judging from the above replies I have nothing to add here but a drunken ROLL TIDE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    You could save the money that you are planning to spend on that and get laid.

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    SCREW getting laid....if Obama gets in you won't be able to buy a water pistol.

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    That's kinda my thinking as well, but i'm gonna hold off for a little bit. See if I get my flood pay. If/when I do, we are told it is coming, I'm getting that rifle!!!


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    You shouldn't BUY one. You should INVEST in one. I can even provide you with the investment opportunity.

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    A friend has a SOCOM and has extraction problems with it. I picked up a Robar M1A rework similar to SOCOM, real cheap after noting the chamber must have been cut with a cement drill. Polished the chamber works fine. No other bad stuff about the SOCOM but I prefer the full size M-1A. Stock up on magazines while you can. If the "election" goes in the crapper, expect your rights and LEO exemptions to be "re-defined".

    Your oath of office might be re-defined as well............

    The Army's CMP sales still has some M-1 Garands. I bought an H-R service grade 1953 mfr, from them for $595, very good condition and it shoots well

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