I am looking at two firearms, the Ruger gunsite Scout and the M1-A The M1 has a 22 in barrel 1;10 ratio 10 rd clip gas operated semi auto 308. The Scout 16.5 in barrel 1;10 rd clip bolt action 308. 1.Is the bolt action more accurate? 2.Can the Scout accomplish the same 1000yrd range? Or is 16.5 in barrel for urban tactics. 3. Will the gas operation recoil be easier to handle? 4. Are the Feds going to outlaw semiautos? 5. Is the picanny rail too far forward on the scout? If someone has the info on these two firearms please advise.