Originally Posted by Kengun
I have a Scom with about 300 rounds so far. It has a Eoteh Halo mounted and at 100 yards the best it hits is a 2.5" group. I am not real happy with the grouping and was thinking changing to a scout style scope. Not sure what others are getting. I may trade it in for a National Match.
I have a SOCOM as well. It's not bad. I actually like it, but if I wanted a well rounded rifle I would go with the Scout. I traded my dad a garand and an ak variant for the socom 16. An eo-tech sits way too high for an M1A. I personally enjoy my leupold VX-R 2-7x with the fire dot. I picked it up around the same price. It may be within a $50-100 of an holo or aimpoint. I bought mine from midwayusa for $450.
I have my scope mounted on an extended VLTOR rail... it's better that the SOCOM II IMO because of weight and I don't want a hand grip.
Problems with the SOCOM is that it creates a huge fireball! the trigger is nice but it's etchier than an m1 garand. it's almost too easy to squeeze two rounds when you meant to fire one at a time. It is accurate to 250-300 yards, but I wouldn't rely on it further than that.
I haven't tried the scout rifle, but I still think it's a better rifle. I won't get rid of my SOCOM, but i'd much prefer the Scout.
This is just my opinion. I'm sure there are people out there that would disagree.