SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SOCOM II .308

Hard-hitting war veteran can pull double-duty as an entry and cruiser carbine!

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The SOCOM II, shown above equipped with an Aimpoint CompM4s and SureFire Scout Light.

In the last few years, there have been all kinds of carbines or rifles introduced for the law enforcement officer chambered in .308 (7.62x51mm). Most are AR-type rifles. Military contracts, especially for Special Operations, have driven much of this demand, but the caliber is still a favorite among departments that need more than the 5.56mm can offer. Whether for its increased effective range or its stopping power at close distances, many officers on the road or on the SWAT team have expressed an interest. Although certainly not for everyone, there is a growing crowd that sees the advantages of this caliber. The bad guys only seem to be getting better weapons and armor.

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The high-efficiency muzzle brake virtually eliminates muzzle rise, enabling you to stay on target for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

With all the advances in ammunition, there are some bullet choices that make this caliber viable for entry, as well as urban environments. More consistent manufacture, lighter weights and low flash powders make controlled expansion bullets an excellent choice. Many departments are moving to these bullets for their marksman’s rifles, as they have proven to have far less of
a tendency toward over-penetration at very close ranges.

Sometimes it is a good idea to take a minute and take a look at what has been out there and is proven, which brings us to the Springfield Armory M1A rifle, a civilian variant of the military M14. It is still the favorite of many operators who can choose their weapons to this day, crossing virtually every service line.


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  • Jake

    I have a socom 16 and carry a colt Ar 15 while on duty. The socom is the wat better patrol rifle hands down.

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  • http://Www.six8consultants.com Paul

    Have had my SOCOM II for 4 years only draw back is I got the original version with the short rail. But there is no compromise hands down. I have an Aimpoint M2 along with a sure fire M3 Combat and a DBAL laser
    It’s been my primary entry weapon, and have engaged targets out to 350 to 400yards. I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world
    Hey we all know zombies are comming lol