I handled one of the new Springfield SOCOM II rifles at the latest gun show and I didn’t think it was all that light. It actually seemed a bit heavier than my AR-15 and it was definitely bulkier. But I do like the .308 for its stopping power. I think in any squad a mix of .308 and .223 would be a good way to go.
posted on 05/27/2008 1:01:04 PM PDT
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To: navyguy; mcshot; chaos_5; WayneS; Spktyr
Oh, it's absolutely heavier, but it's a LOT lighter than the standard-issue full-size M14/M1A rifles (which I have). I think, like with anything else, you would get accustomed to the extra weight rather quickly. I've shot he SOCOM version a couple times and fell in love with it (sigh...) .30 caliber, again, is a proven man-stopper. Now, of course, a .223 to the head will also drop a man, but a .30 will defintely knock him down and take him out of the fight. What's the heaviest .223 round out there, 77 grains? Compare that to the .308, velocity x mass = force??? The .308 comes in ranges of 155 grains all the way to 210 grains. Big powder charge, heavy round, travelling really fast... Fireworks... Same order as the 9mm (124 grains) versus the .45 (230 grains). Damn!!! I LOVE it when all the "Gunnies" come out to play in here!!!! Good stuff.
posted on 05/27/2008 3:48:15 PM PDT
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