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Thinning the herd, which one to go?

#1 Post by Dreamsinger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:23 pm

I never wanted to have a "collection" per se but with the ascendency of far right types I've found that I have more guns than I wanted. The current candidates are my .308's; an M1A SOCOM and an AR10 from PSA. One has to go. Each has its strong points. The 16" SOCOM is as accurate as the 20" AR. Mag changes are faster on the AR and the recoil is softer (not that recoil is that big of an issue for me). The AR is a skosh lighter. Mags are probably easier to come by for the AR though I have plenty for both. The M1A scores on sentimentality (I was one of the last to train on the M14) and the fact that it doesn't have the black gun vibe. There are good reasons to keep both butI feel like one's gotta go. Which one would you vote off the island?
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#2 Post by senorgrand » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:28 pm

If you think you'll ever want to shoot another cartridge from your rifle, keep the AR10. If you live in a state that might pass a "features ban", keep the M1A.

Here in CA, SOCOM with wood furniture would be pretty sweet.
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#3 Post by featureless » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:30 pm

I'd keep the SOCOM.

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#4 Post by atxgunguy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm

I live in Texas and I'd still keep the SOCOM.
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#5 Post by sikacz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:45 pm

Not sure I understand your reasoning for getting rid of a rifle, but, keep the M1A.
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#6 Post by MaxwellG » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:02 pm

How many is a "collection" then? Keep the AR and the M14.
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#7 Post by sikacz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm

MaxwellG wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:02 pm
How many is a "collection" then? Keep the AR and the M14.
My thought as well. I'm just going to stop buying when I reach a certain point. But, it's not my decision and I am curious as to what constitutes a "collection". Perhaps, rephrase, what constitutes a herd?
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#8 Post by FlyGuy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:38 pm

sikacz wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm
MaxwellG wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:02 pm
How many is a "collection" then? Keep the AR and the M14.
My thought as well. I'm just going to stop buying when I reach a certain point. But, it's not my decision and I am curious as to what constitutes a "collection". Perhaps, rephrase, what constitutes a herd?
I'm staying out of this one. :whistle:
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#9 Post by Nato » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:43 pm

The M-14 is a more interesting rifle IMHO when compared to the AR10. So I would keep the 14.
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#10 Post by sikacz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 pm

FlyGuy wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:38 pm
sikacz wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm
MaxwellG wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:02 pm
How many is a "collection" then? Keep the AR and the M14.
My thought as well. I'm just going to stop buying when I reach a certain point. But, it's not my decision and I am curious as to what constitutes a "collection". Perhaps, rephrase, what constitutes a herd?
I'm staying out of this one. :whistle:
I'm pretty sure you have a herd. I got a few critters that need a slightly larger corral.
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#11 Post by Marlene » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:29 pm

If the ar isn’t more accurate than the socom, it should go.
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#12 Post by lurker » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:31 pm

i believe a "collection" is not so much a number, as a "herd" with a theme.
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#13 Post by senorgrand » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Marlene wrote:
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If the ar isn’t more accurate than the socom, it should go.
Funny, my thought was that if the socom is as accurate as the AR10, it needs to stay.

I think the only thing the AR has for it is interchangable calibers and potential long range shooting. If those aren't important attributes, then sell it.
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#14 Post by Marlene » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:52 pm

Yeah. Either side of that coin leads to the same answer. It’s either an excellent socom or a mediocre AR.
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#15 Post by Inquisitor » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:29 am

I think the answer is obvious :)


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Re: Thinning the herd, which one to go?

#16 Post by Dreamsinger » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:22 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:28 pm
If you think you'll ever want to shoot another cartridge from your rifle, keep the AR10. If you live in a state that might pass a "features ban", keep the M1A.

Here in CA, SOCOM with wood furniture would be pretty sweet.
If 6.5 Creedmore was as common and cheap as .308 I'd keep them both and get another upper for the AR. Wood furniture for the SOCOM is definitely on my wish list. Crap! I may have keep them both.
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Re: Thinning the herd, which one to go?

#17 Post by Dreamsinger » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:37 pm

sikacz wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Not sure I understand your reasoning for getting rid of a rifle, but, keep the M1A.
It's mostly a desire to reduce duplication, in this case caliber and purpose. I don't see a need for two semiauto .308s. Spend less on guns, more on ammo and training. I have a Taurus Ultralight .22mag that's definitely going. My Baikal 12 GA/.308 is on the block in the marketplace here.
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