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Now that my first AR is securely in the safe my greedy little mind is thinking what next. Should I do another AR platform in a larger Caliber? Stag has a 6.8 lower that is reasonably priced. They say the 6.8 has 80% of the stopping power as the 7.62 with ½ the recoil. But it looks like 6.8 ammo costs more than 7.62.

Or should I be happy with the one AR and go with a more conventional rifle. Maybe a Remington 750 semi auto in 30/06 or 308. Or should I pony up the almost 2k for the Springfield A1?

Anyone want to talk me down out of my tree? Or better yet climb on up and help me obsess?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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I think you need a .30 caliber bolt gun to be honest.

Something that can shoot Minute of Angle and something that can put food on the table, or stop the Space Zombies from breaching the far lines while you sit safely WAY back over there.

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I had an SA M1A Scout Squad with composite stock. I had to sell it because of financial issues, otherwise I would still have it. It was a soft shooter, accurate and handled beautifully. You can't go wrong with one. Ammunition is still available although a bit pricey.

I had a DSArms FAL before the M1A, and it was also an excellent rifle. However, CA required a fixed mag because of the pistol grip and evil features.
I perceived the recoil to be a bit harsh and I'm not particularly recoil sensitive. It just wasn't fun to shoot. The M1A in contrast was a pleasure to shoot both for recoil and ergonomics.

I am not an AR guy, so I have zero input for you there.

My current battle rifle is a 1943 Springfield M1 Garand. It's a shooter for sure and an accurate and honorable old warhorse. It's heavy, and limited to eight rounds, but I would stake my life on it.

I don't know if this helps any, but I enjoyed writing it.

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Something that can shoot Minute of Angle and something that can put food on the table, or stop the Space Zombies from breaching the far lines while you sit safely WAY back over there.

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Any makes and models I should put on my want list?
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I think that your next rifle should be a 7.62 SUR... If you can, buy the Sprinfield M1A in .308... that's a hell of a rifle, and of course an F.N FAL (DSA stg58 with 18" or 21" barrel) would be nice too... A bolt action .308 or 30-06 would be nice too if you don't have one yet...

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I think that your next rifle should be a 7.62 SUR... If you can, buy the Sprinfield M1A in .308... that's a hell of a rifle, and of course an F.N FAL (DSA stg58 with 18" or 21" barrel) would be nice too... A bolt action .308 or 30-06 would be nice too if you don't have one yet...
I think that's a big plus of the M1A over the Rem 750. The M1A is chambered for 7.62 so it can shoot NATO or 308. The Rem just shoots 308.
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If you go with an M1A, you won't be disappointed. If you are, I'll give you $50. cash money and take it off your hands.

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Sako TRG

Weatherby Vanguard SUB MOA / Howa 1500

Or you can piece one together and spend $5K.
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