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    Bday Present to myself

    Not that I really needed an excuse but...

    Had been looking for a SA Socom 16 but when I actually ran across a used RRA for a decent price I couldn't refuse. I use the term "used" loosely as I can't tell it was fired, even the mag well is free from scratches.

    So any suggestions on add-ons? This is my first AR
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    Congrats.....and I must say I'm a bit jealous as that is identical to what I'm looking for as a started setup for my AR...


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    Looks good. Start with ammo, mags and a sling.
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    Happy B-day!!
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    Add-ons= Ammo, ammo, ammo

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    Congratulations!! Great find considering how difficult any AR platform is to find right now.

    I would definitely latch onto any quality spare mags you can find. Should another AWB come into force, they'll be the first thing to take a hit on availability and price. After mags, ammo. Even if ammo remains readily available, ammo has been steadily increasing in price over the last couple years and I don't see it getting any cheaper. After you find out how much you're going to shoot it, you may find that your next best add-on is a reloading outfit, if you don't reload already. After that, that's the great thing about the AR platform. You can be as mild or crazy as you want as there are tons of goodies available.

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    I would add the following (IMHO);
    1. Buy alot of ammo
    2. Buy alot of mags
    3. Buy a tactical hands free sling
    4. Buy EOTech sight
    5. Buy urban assault grip
    6. And again buy more ammo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    I would add the following (IMHO);
    1. Buy alot of ammo
    2. Buy alot of mags
    3. Buy a tactical hands free sling
    4. Buy EOTech sight
    5. Buy urban assault grip
    6. And again buy more ammo!
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    Thanks for the replies, now if it will only not rain in NW Washington on a weekend I'll actually get to shoot it!

    Already working on getting some more ammo for it, afraid if I don't prices are just going to keep going up.
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    My AR is a Bushmaster that I have had for over a year. I wanted a Socom II (The 16 is great, but I wanted the picatiney rails). I bought one 6 weeks ago, and I'm dying to shoot it. But the range options right now aren't great for rifles. The new Clark County shooting range will open this summer, and I can hardly wait. On top of that, the wife gave me an AK47 for Christmas< so I'm pretty well set for assault rifles, now.

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