I love my 5.56 AR15, but I think I'd like to upgrade to 308 for my "all hell just broke loose" rifle. I just don't think there is any getting around the superior performance of the 308. Since I fear there may be only a few years left to easily purchase such "evil" firearms, I think I'd better start working on it. I really like the look and feel of the M1A scout, but I'm currently more "practiced" with the AR style (not that I couldn't adapt rather quickly), and the AR in 7.62 is a little cheaper than the M1A. Any opinions on reliability or ease of maintenance or anything? There's also the Remington 7400 in 308... Dirt cheap and sweet shooting little thing, but as far as I know you can't get larger than a 10 round mag, so that would be a big drawback in my opinion.