ROGUE SOCOM II (video)

Next-generation entry duty! Mating the .308 SOCOM II with the…

Next-generation entry duty! Mating the .308 SOCOM II with the Juggernaut Rogue stock produces a short and accurate powerhouse.

Silenced entry rifles are be­­coming much more prevalent these days, especially in the military realm. For our most elite units, suppressors are becoming the norm, especially on 7.62x51mm rifles. The round has proven effective. Enemy threats are often motivated, armored and hardened, making the 5.56mm problematic at times—sometimes you just need a more powerful cartridge.

The larger 7.62x51mm round works, but it’s loud. It is also problematic in short-barreled guns. Anything much shorter than 16 inches and you might experience difficulties—the gun can become ammunition finicky, if not downright unreliable. It’s a very precise balancing act. For the most part, a 12- to 13-inch barrel is about as short as it gets with an unsuppressed rifle. Add a suppressor to that barrel length and most simply will not work. The added backpressure just makes things unreliable, especially in a combat environment. As the weapon gets dirty, the equation changes yet again. You see how difficult it is to weigh all these variables, and companies have been and still are trying to make this system work.

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With plenty of real estate for accessories, the Rogue stock upgrades and shortens this standard M1A platform without losing the 22-inch barrel.

A typical short-barreled .308 rifle in the AR platform will be about 32 inches long overall. That setup makes a pretty handy entry rifle in a really powerful cartridge. Most operators needing the firepower are willing to give up the added length compared to a 5.56mm for the knockdown capability. It just needs to be reliable. Rifles in this configuration are becoming more prevalent. The FN SCAR 17 is a perfect example and is in service right now. Many AR companies provide similar gas piston or gas impingement guns. If you want the rifle to be truly quiet, adding a suppressor generally between 6 and 8 inches long will get you out to 40 inches in overall length. Most save the cash and stick with a flash hider. The real solution: a rifle that you can suppress and keep closer to 32 inches long. It would also be nice if it were reliable, proven and already supported in the inventory.

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  • Ted DuBois

    What exactly is the barrel attachment in the first picture? Where can I find it? The octagon shaped barrel attachment.

  • Kct

    Damn this guy is fattttt!

  • M14Desert Warrior

    I have had my rogue for a few weeks now……..this article is very accurate…….if you are a serious operator using an M14, the Rogue is a must have.

  • Earl Rogers,Jr

    I LIKE THE M14/M1A JUSE THE WAY IS.THE M1 DID JUST FIND IN WW 2,THE M14 DID JUST FIND IN THE NAM AND WHEN THEY TOOK IT OUT AND PUT IN THE M16 BOY DI D WE MISS IT.

  • Mike

    The harmonics suck. There is a very high pitched ring that you can hear for 3-4 seconds after every shot fired.

  • Tactical-Life.com

    Video updated. Sorry about that everyone!

  • Jack Rosfeld

    Misleading. I thought the video was on the M1A. Nice way to get hits on your website….

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  • AJ

    the guy almost fell over…..maybe too much gun for him. And the look left and right? Jokes! I thought the add was about the M1A 7.62x51mm??????

  • Wow. Looks nearly like a Morita…!