The world of semi-auto .308 Winchester rifles is getting significantly more crowded these days. From the SCAR 17 to the ever-present AR-10 clones there’s a semi-auto .308 that pairs with just about everyone’s tastes. Nevertheless Springfield has decided to launch another entrant into the world of sending .30 inch diameter pieces of lead downrange in short succession with their M1A SOCOM CQB series of guns . . .
Springfield has had a SOCOM series of M1A rifles for years. Their M1A rifles sport excellent two-stage triggers, great reliability, and the option for some impressive match grade barrels. The difference here is that there’s now an adjustable AR-15 commercial spec compatible stock on the rear of the gun instead of the standard fixed traditional style stock. This allows the shooter to adjust the gun to exactly meet their physical dimensions, making it much more comfortable to shoot no matter your size.
Another option available for the gun is a factory-mounted Vortex Venom red dot. It’s a tiny thing that takes up very little space and adds almost no weight, but for a short 16-inch .308 Win rifle it turns it into an excellent short range hunting gun.
I’d love to see this gun available with different stock options and possibly different colors. This could be a great hog gun.