bigjohnson wrote:My dad and I just picked up a SOCOM II and put 250 rounds through it last weekend. It was having a problem extracting, like about every six round or so. I talked to another M1A owner and he said his hasn't ever not extracted. The extractor looks okay, maybe there was still too much grease on it. It started to get a little better after 200 rounds.
Also, the guy at the shop said to grease it, but the guy I know who shoots his a lot said bullshit, just use a little CLP. I was also told that you don't want to dissassemble it during cleaning. Does that sound right?
I cleaned it up real good, and am going to put some more rounds through it, but if it keeps it up at least Springfields got the warranty. Other than not extracting it fucking fun to shoot.
When I get some more money I was also thinking about putting optics on it. I think an ACOG might work because the rail goes all the way back to just over the chamber on the SOCOM II, so the eye relief should be alright.
Certain parts need to be greased, some need to be oiled, the little roller on the bolt needs grease, get a manual and read it the you donâ€™t have to ask folks who are going from memory like me
Taking the gun apart to clean it really applies to the older versions with a wood stock, where there was not a lot of room for bedding; I seem to remember reading that the M14 looses 70% of its mating surface between the stock and receiver compared to a M1 Garand.
With modern ammo and a bore snake I would doubt you need to take the thing apart every time you shoot, but it shouldnâ€™t hurt it