I'm in the process of buying a Howa 1500 Tactical from Turners. It's in .7.62X51 NATO/.308, has a 20" heavy barrel and comes with a detachable 10rd magazine and a 0MOA picatinny scope base/rail. $569. Hogue Overmolded stock but that will go as soon as I can afford a B&C.
Lewis Machine & Tool CQB MRP Defender, 16 inch 5.56 barrel, 1-in-7 twist, Geiselle SSA trigger, BCM Full Auto BCG, BCM Gunfighter charging handle, Magpul Flip up BUIS.