I was pleasantly surprised to find so much great feedback on the 5.56 request Some of you made great points in the other thread and I've NOT discounted the AK platform or the Mini-14/30s, but looking more eagerly at them because of your suggestions. I bought the Colt 6920 based on the feedback here and I am super happy that I did.
This time, I was hoping to ask for feedback on .308 rifles. I see practical use for it in both hunting and long range defense.
From the research I've been able to do, the .308 seems to be the most practical. It's not the best for super long range (.338 Lapua) or big game (.30-06), but it seems to be the right combo of price, weight, accuracy and distance.
I've looked at both bolt action and semis and I'm probably more partial to the bolts for the "value."
Your feedback is really appreciate.