I have two M14's. Both are TM, one long one SOCOM. I agree with the TM being the best M14's out there. I just wish that my MATCH version had real wood and the crap plastic that the TM on comes with. My SOCOM was changed to the G&P Version, that you have book marked, with pistol grip and cheek riser...feels realy "plasticky" but very comfortable to shoulder.
GO TM for sure!!!!