LAS VEGAS -- Springfield Armory had its new SOCOM 16 CQB rifle out for range day at SHOT Show 2016.
The updated model features a six-position AR-style stock and Magpul M-LOC attachment system in several places for mounting accessories.
"It makes it a very handy rifle for being a pretty-lightweight, pistol grip in .308," said Jon Yackapraro of Springfield Armor.
I had never fired one of these compact 7.62mm rifles, but I immediately liked it.
It feels very lightweight and compact, despite weighing just over nine pounds. I am partial to the traditional M1A-style stock, but the pistol grip stock felt very natural.
The new SOCOM 16 CQB is available with iron sights and an optional Iron Clip Guide Red Dot Mount w/ Vortex Venom Red Dot optic.
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