Friday, September 22, 2006
Alright already. Either the Springfield M1A in 22" barrel, or their SOCOM 16 in 16" barrel will suffice, depending upon your wants. Lay aside about $1800 and move on. You'll never "need" another longarm for plinking or self defense. If 9 pounds is too heavy for you, then hit the lottery and hire bodyguards because you cannot defend yourself with anything.
The 22" version with iron sights is capable of dropping a man at 534 yards. Beyond that you'll have to ask someone else.