So here is the deal. Local store has a Armalite AR-30 with a lower end $300 scope. It was used, but very, very little according to the store owner (only shot every other Sunday by a little old lady after church). It is chambered in .308 win. The price is $1,299.00 So here's the question; this seems like a really good buy. I plan on doing bench shooting just for enjoyment, not competition or anything like that. The AR30 also comes in .300 mag. and .338 Lapua. I could just wait and get one of the other calibers; of course I could wait a long time. Is a rifle like this best served in a .308?