I'm trying to figure out what to do about getting a semi auto .308 I wouldn't use it for hunting. It would be fore shooting on the ranch and general protection in any type of case. I have a idea what a M1A is. A battle field rifle sounds good to me. But I've heard mixed reports. Heard there not very accurate, then heard they a very accurate. And I'm talking basic model, not the match rifle. Heard you need to pay attention to what you feed it, the wrong ammo will tear it up. Then I hear there tough. So I'm confused on that. Heard design is old, new stuff has passed it up. The other option is a AR10 design or something of similar. Something with a lower upper type thing. I've been getting a little education on AR15s lately, but am sort of lost on how universal or what will work w/ what as far as this style weapon in 308. So I'm looking for some advice or someone elses theory on these guns I mentioned or something else that fits what I'm looking for. I don't care much what it looks like, Ideally something that parts are plentiful, something that alot of them were made, or something mil spec like, if there is such thing. Also a .308 is plenty gun for me, what I mean is, when your pumping off the shots, I want something thats a little friendly to handle. I want to hit my target in repeated fire. Any suggestions.