Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM .308 Win Kryptek Highlander Rifle - AA9613

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Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM .308 Win Kryptek Highlander Rifle - AA9613

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Regular Price: $ 1599.99

Special Price $ 1199.99

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SKU: 51486
UPC: 706397904654
MFR#: AA9613

Caliber: .308win
Barrel: 16"
Capacity: 10rds
Sights: Open Sights

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The world of tactical rifles forever changed in 2004 when Springfield Armory® introduced the M1A™ SOCOM 16. 7.62NATO power in a package this small was previously unthinkable. Shooters who need a compact rifle no longer have to settle for a lesser caliber, although they can expect less felt recoil and less muzzle rise, thanks to the SOCOM 16′s unique design.

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Is this gun California compliant?
Scott F on Dec 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Why don't you just move to a free state?
Is this accurate out 1000 yds? Or would the longer barrel make all the difference?
Ryan U on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can hit a large target at 1000 yards but its not a tac driver
Is this chambered in 308 or 7.62?
Dan H on Dec 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: chambered in .308, so you can handle the lesser pressure 7.62x51 cal as well. I shoot NATO surplus through my M1A Scout and it loves it. Regarding the 5.56/.223 comment above, if you are chambered in 5.56, .223 creates less pressure and can be used. Kind of funny how the NATO round is higher pressure in the smaller caliber, but creates less in the larger.
Can you buy just the stock thru Palmetto like the KRYPTEK?
Ronnie J on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No but you can buy it or trade me a black one for mine
Estimated date of availability?
John L on Nov 25, 2018
What is the effective range?
James T on Dec 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: how far can you shoot
Can I buy this with a black stock?
Bobby S on Feb 24, 2019
Can the muzzle device be removed and a Yankee Hill Machine quick detach device be installed for use with a suppressor?
Scott R on Jan 22, 2019
Will it accept 20rd mags?
Daniel C on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will accept any magazine that is designed for an M1A or M14
Hey guys and gals I' m new to rifles. This looks like something I might like. Was wondering the difference between a .308 and .306 and which you would prefer for medium range (like 200-500 yards).?
Shane M on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 308 and 30-06. Are going to be nearly identical at those distances.. only difference is you will pay slightly more for 30-06. If you are going to be strictly shooting targets it’s a no brained go 308.. if you are wanting to hunt of something 30-06 may have some advantages, maybe more variety of bullet weights-hunting ammo types. Just my 2 cents.. best of luck
I live in canada, would this be considered non-restricted or restricted?
Yvon D on Feb 17, 2019
Does it come with the cleaning kit in the stock? Also, is it 308 or 7.62? Chamber pressures are different.
Paul S on Dec 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: .308 Win, just like it says. I shoot 7.62x51 surplus through mine as well though.
What is the twist on this 16" barrel?
Vernon C on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: According to the Sprinfiel Armory website the twist rate is 1:11"
can the M1A SOCOM be fitted with a muzzle break?
Dale on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No it can’t, the brake that is on it is proprietary and integrated into the gas system. Trying to figure out how to modify mine so I can run it suppressed. If I had it to do over I’d buy the scout or standard model and have them cut down and threaded.
Will it fire 7.62x51 NATO or just.308 Win ? Or both
Todd W on Mar 31, 2019
Does the Socom have a 2 stage trigger?
Judge on Mar 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.
Is this m1a model CT compliant?
Yong S on Mar 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used to live in CT. Moved to Idaho and bought a Standard Model M1A. The box it came in had a sticker “Not legal in Connecticut”. I kept the box.
Does this rifle come with the tritium front sight?
Papafish on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good question and yes it does!
Are there different stocks available? Desert tan, OD green, digital, OCP?
Chris H on Jun 7, 2019
Can I buy this rifle if I live in California ?
Ling P on May 30, 2019
What exactly does this rifle come with as of 5/19/19 ? Thanks
Michael C on May 19, 2019
Can you mount a Suppressor on the M1A Socom without gun smithing?
Benchmade17 on Mar 7, 2019
what is overall length of rifle?
William H on Feb 7, 2019
Is this a Maryland legal gun ?
Harry S on Feb 6, 2019


4.7 / 5.0
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I absolutely love this gun. Surprisingly accurate as hell and it will eat any type of ammo you throw at it. I ran through 760 rounds in a single day and did not have one jam or misfeed. There is something to say for reliability!!!!!!!!
May 30, 2019
The M1A flat delivers!! Every time regardless of ammo , weather or environment.
Outstanding piece of machinery. A true battle rifle.
12 years old and knows a few rifle when he shots it
12 years old and knows a few rifle when he shots it
March 27, 2019
4 months ago
Beast!!! 250 Rounds down range, accuracy is better than expected and functioned flawlessly!!!
I couldn’t be more satisfied with my purchase! The price couldn’t be beat and the Gear up promo is off the hook! I received the free two 20 round magizines and scope mount from Springfield Armory faster than expected! I also decided to take advantage of their greatly discounted offering of Vortex optics!!! The center target is the Tritium Iron sight( Which I think is awesome btw) I don’t know why anybody would complain about the Front sight post. It is beefy, perfectly symmetrical, visible in the dark 24/7! The sights, just like the rifle, are simply rugged, reliable, and durable as hell! As you can see by the center target I have had no problems concerning accuracy of the iron sights. This rifle is superior to all my AR15s un all aspects. I don’t know why I waited so long to get one. Well yeah I do, so I could buy it from Palmetto State Armory for a fraction of the price!!! It’s well worth it you wont be disappointed!!!
Center Target is iron sights, glow target is Vortex Glass
Center Target is iron sights, glow target is Vortex Glass
March 26, 2019
Great Price from PSA but Issues With the Platform
Firstly PSA has done a great job with offering an awesome platform at an excellent price, fast shipping and a great transaction. That was an excellent transaction and this review is not critical of PSA at all just my findings with the rifle itself.

I see very few reviews from anyone actually posting shooting results. Seems like folks order one, go pick it up and then post a glowing review while they sit and stare at the rifle. At first glance its an awesome looking platform.

However my experience will be a little more critical and I am posting my results so far from two range sessions the second using a sight-in rest. This rifle has a very fat front sight and a larger rear aperture. This is meant to get on target quickly at closer distance which is fine. However at 100 yards the front sight post will basically obscure your target. So a 6 o'clock sight picture might be more practical than a center hold.

Here in lies part of the problem that myself and others are experiencing. From a sight in rest, I have attempted to zero this rifle with a 6 o'clock sight picture as noted in some of the reference materials provided with the rifle. At 50 yards to get on paper requires the rear sight aperture to be bottomed out. Even with the rear sight bottomed out the rifle is still shooting approximately 18" high from point of aim.

At 100 yards using a 6 o'clock sight picture it is still very high at least 12". If I use a center hold as opposed to a 6 o'clock sight picture which is my preferred sight picture outside of target shooting I'm over the target. I also tried the recommended +8-12 clicks at 100 yards noted in the reference materials and this causes the rifle to shoot well over the target. Basically it is not an option to use a center hold at all because this sends rounds over the target. But even with the 6 o'clock hold its very high.

Either way at this point there does not seem to be enough adjustment in the rear sight to get the rifle on target at the distance this rifle is designed to be utilized. This being a shorter barreled rifle I would not expect to utilize it past 600 yards. But in its current configuration it is basically useless, it can't be zeroed for point of aim at 25 or 50 yards. I tested several different types of ammo, Federal 7.62x51 M80 Ball, PMC Bronze, and some 168gr Federal Match Premium all with similar results.

Maybe I got a lemon but either way this is on its way back to Springfield Armory for evaluation. On a plus note it was 100% reliable with feeding, ejection, etc... using both Springfield and Checkmate Industries 20 rd magazines through the nearly 200 rds that its eaten over two range sessions. At this point I wish I had picked up the Scout Model as opposed to the Socom.
March 23, 2019
Solid hard hitter
I like the handy length of this M1A and with the camo stock it should be a good mid-range hog gun. With a Burris long eye relief scout scope, it has great accuracy at 50 yards. I anticipate 2 MOA at 100 yards which is fine for hunting. Price makes this rifle a superior value too.
March 22, 2019
4 months ago
Perfect, Powerful Carbine
I simply love this rifle. Perfectly reliable right out of the box, and recoil is surprisingly light. I mean the action soaks up almost all of the 308’s kick allowing for quick follow up shots and little abuse to the shoulder. Plus, with a 20-round mag inserted, she looks just plain mean. The camo pattern is beautiful and effective. I can’t wait for next hunting season.
20 rd mag and retro canvas SKS sling.
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March 18, 2019
4 months ago
I was ready to hate this rifle because of the plastic stock and I think the cryptic highlander is ugly. I own four M1As at the moment, standard and scouts and I love the classic looks. I have wanted a socom but could never bring myself to buy it because of the plastic stock. When the chance came to get one for $1200 I thought what the hell I will pop it off a few times and pass it on. As soon as I shouldered it the first time I had to change my tune just a bit. I still think the cryptic Highlander is pretty hard to look at it but this rifle just fits me very well. It mounts very naturally and is a very handy size. I still have not fired it, seems it’s cheaper to buy rifles then it is to shoot them. Even on sale it’s a lot to layout for a rifle but these are just very nice, well-made, sweet shooting firearms. At this price +2 free magazines I don’t think anyone could regret the purchase.
March 17, 2019
4 months ago
Really impressed with this weapon so far as a competition rifle in USPSA and UML 3 Gun. Did a couple standard upgrades with Sadlak NM spring guide and TiN piston, plus added the Vortex Crossfire Red Dot that came as part of the SA GearUp deal. Great combination...much lighter and faster than the Loaded M1A and fall had been using. Very, very happy with weapon.
Love this!  Using it in USPSA Multigun competition, performed flawlessly. Light, crisp, and quick.
Love this! Using it in USPSA Multigun competition, performed flawlessly. Light, crisp, and quick.
March 12, 2019
4 months ago
Fun to shoot steel plates at 100 yards.
March 10, 2019
4 months ago
Really happy with purchase. It is easy to maneuver, shoots well, and the compensator does the job well. Very little recoil or muzzle rise. Only drawbacks are the sights aren't great and it's a bit loose on the front end. Wish the would have tightened that up or included shims.
March 10, 2019
4 months ago

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