Adapting to change and handling the threat
By The Staff of Trucks & Guns Magazine
You never know how a situation will change, and they can change fast. If you are able to quickly move and adapt to the changing environment, you will have greater success at eliminating the threat. This is exactly why code name Mudrak built his SOCOM II. Built to train and ready to bug out to his undisclosed location in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Mudrak wanted a firearm that would be light enough to carry through the forest and over the granite rock. It’s able to hunt at long range as well as defend himself from bears and anything else that threatens his family. Powerful, lightweight, reliable, and all with a dark gray color scheme to match the gray granite of the Sierras. Let us take a closer look at what he has built.
To start, the Springfield Armory SOCOM II focuses on the compact and powerful base. The size allows easy transitions in and around the terrain. The .308WIN caliber allows him to handle any threat that comes across his path and can even eliminate the threat before it reaches him. The unique design of the SOCOM allows the user to experience less recoil and less muzzle rise. These factors make the SOCOM accurate even when shouldering the rifle. The addition of the rail system on the SOCOM II allows Mudrak to easily accessorize the rifle for any situation. One can quickly add a flashlight for night scouting, or a laser for quick targeting.
TAILORED FOR MUDRAK
Now that Mudrak has his reliable base, he started adding additional items to fine tune the rifle to his needs. Starting with the most important item the clear, crisp optics. A Leupold scope achieves that with variable magnification. Just in case the worst should happen to the Leupold Scope, Mudrak used an American Defense easy discount scope mount. The patented lever locking system used by American Defense allows the user to move or remove the scope without any tools. It is made of 6061 T6 aluminum for strength and to be lightweight. If Mudrak does need to remove the Leupold due to damage, the SOCOM rifle features built-in sights that are adjustable for wind and elevation. The rear is an enlarged military aperture .135 and the front is an XS post with .125 blade tritium insert.
What really transformed this rifle is the J Allen Tactical stock. An aluminum skeleton gives strength to the composite material, which gives this stock comfort and adjustability to fit the users’ hand. The cheek rest can be adjusted with the thumbwheel and removed for cleaning. The grip is padded and the palm pad can be adjusted with spacers. The recoil pad can also be adjusted by adding spacers. It features a flush mount rail system along the forearm and on the bottom is a rail system to attach a bipod. There are multiple attachment points for a sling. To attach the receiver, the stock features capture action screws. This stock goes above and beyond with a Patent Pending Cage and Adjustable Magazine Collet System along with an adjustable magazine feed paddle to allow your magazines to feed perfectly.
For increased accuracy, Mudrak added a bipod and monopod to the stock. This allows Mudrak to achieve a stable shooting position over the uneven granite terrain. The rear monopod can be swiveled and adjusted for the perfect position. In the front, Mudrak uses a G,G,&G bipod also made from 6061 T6 aluminum. It can be adjusted from seven inches to nine inches in height quickly with no tools. This bipod can also pivot 25 degrees to either side for off camber mounting.
This rifle fills the needs of Mudrak to keep his family fed and happy in times of need. Mudrak takes multiple trips each year to his bug out locations, scouting for changes and learning the land. The combination of modifications Mudrak has done to his SOCOM II gives him a long range rifle that is still compact enough to hike and scout the rough terrain he lives in.