You can't go wrong with either. The FN AR Heavy would be a better target rifle, whereas the SOCOM would be a better combat rifle. I personally prefer the M1A in all regards, but I don't discredit the FN AR as being a good rifle either.
FN AR is really front heavy and the stock is really light. It's a bit off balance in that way but it seems as though it'd be a good rifle. It does have a nice heavy barrel I like the Springfields better myself though.
My opinion, only, but a real genuine IMI Galil in either .308 0r 5.56mm is easier to maintain, easier to clean, is as or more accurate, and mud, dirt, sand, water, won't hardly slow it down. And they Thank GOD, have made
many, many "martyrs" of the enemy in Israel.
I like the Galil too, tried and true for sure!!! I have a FN FAL that I love and kinda getting to be a fan of FN. But its like buying a diesel truck when fuel is 5.50 a gallon!!! I wouldnt be able to afford .308 to feed it. Thanks for the info guys, I think I'll have to put one in my hands and see.
IMI makes good stuff!!! Anything made in a country thats been at war for ever better make good weapons. With that said, the Israeli military probably gets a great deal on M16's from the US. So whats the going price on a 20rd FN AR mag?