Hey guys, wanted to say thank you for the feedback from the 'Help me trick out a Ruger PR' and it convinced me that a M1A was the better weapon for me. While I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase, I realise that what you guys diagnosed from my description of what I was looking for was a 'one size fits all' gun, one firearm to do everything. Well, I realise that was not the way to go. So, I currently have the M1a for long range (300-500+ meters), a Glock34 for short range (under 50 feet), and now I'm open to suggestions for medium range (50 feet to 300 yards) I prefer it to be a 308, but able to use cheaper rounds, so if I do run out of the preferred 168gr rounds for my M1a I'll still have back up rounds to use for it, although the ballistics would be off with the optics. But I could still have the option to remove the optics and use iron sights with the cheaper ammo on the M1a. The shorter the barrel, the better, as long as it needs to be to be reliably accurate to 300 meters. I'm leaning toward the M1a Socom 16 CQB, since I could use the same magazines as the M1a, and it's just as reliable. But as my last thread proved, I'm open toward changing my mind. But, I'm also considering an AR15/10 platform because it's so familiar to me. What would you guys suggest? And all suggestions will be thoroughly researched and appreciated.