I've been lusting after a .308 rifle for some time now. I'm not an avid hunter or competitive shooter at this point, but I wanted a platform that could be both a close/medium quarters semi-auto tactical rifle as well as a longer range shooting/learning platform. Basically, just a really versatile and fun precision big-boy gun in the common 308win caliber. I'd have like an M1A and will probably one day have one. Anyway, this is what I just sent a deposit to Bud's for: DPMS LRT308b 18" Bbl 1x10 twist 19+1 capacity mags 9.7lbs $978 I'll be adding some mags of lesser capacity, a Harris bipod, tactical rifle bag, and of course a scope. I'm taking a bit of a stab on a bargain scope that I've been hearing good things about, Nitrex TR One 6-20X50mm. This scope will be about $165 delivered after mail-in rebate, and is said to be essentially a Weaver Grand Slam. If I don't like the way it works with this rifle, I'll use it for something else. It may prove a little too bulky for what I'm after here. I figured for that price I could find a purpose for it one way or another. I'm also keeping an eye on the Pentax Pioneer line. Some of this stuff is already en-route and it should all be coming together in mid-April. So rifle shooters, have I made reasonable enough choices for this project?