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Postby dannyg on Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:11 am

What would be an adequate sight system for the Springfield M1A Socom shooting out to 400 yards?
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Re: M1A Socom

Postby Steven_L on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:20 am

An "adequate" sight may be the Bushnell TRS-25. For an inexpensive unit, they've been holding up great. A great sight is the Aimpoint Micro T1 with standard mount and 2 moa dot. You should have a lower 1/3 cowitness with iron sights. You can certainly shoot at 400 yards, but the gun was designed for close quarters. You can get a receiver mount and scope it for longer distances, but in keeping with the true design of the gun, a good red dot would be best. Scout scopes are not nearly as useable as red dots.
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Re: M1A Socom

Postby dannyg on Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:21 am

Thank you Steve. When I said adequate I didn't mean cheap,I guess I should have clarified myself better. I was thinking maybe the red dot sights that also had a reticle you could put on a target out to say,400 yards and not cover the whole target up . I realize the Socom is a close quarter rifle but with the ballistics ( 2400 fps with 175 Match Kings and Reloader 17) I thought it would be fun to try it at some longer distances. Again,thank you very much for the response.
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Re: M1A Socom

Postby Steven_L on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:08 pm

Yes, there is such a thing in my favorite red dot sights, the holographic EOTechs. The reason I didn't mention them is that you won't be able to cowitness with them, they're just too high. You'll never be able to use the iron sights jwith it installed. To me, it's no big deal. The sight won't break or run out of battery juice, and in the extremely rare case it does, remove it. The EOTechs have a one minute dot, which nobody else has. The subtension at 400 yards is only 4 inches! Very hard to do without a magnifier, and you can't really use one because of eye relief. Be aware that they've been painfully backordered lately. They're making them as fast as they can. Not fast enough.
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