I'm rebuilding my gun collection from nothing, and the first rifle I pick up is going to be a semi auto .308. While I'll primarily be shooting paper at 200-600 yards, I'd like for this to be a do-anything gun (except dangerous/large game).
My instinct is to go with a DPMS AR-10, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with some of the available alternatives. Specifically:
Springfield Armory M1A1
Any other AR 10 manufacturers
I'm aware that the benelli and the Browning are more hunting designs than target, but they also seem to be a good value for the money. Money isn't a huge factor here, but the less I need to spend on this gun the more I can spend on the next, so I don't want to go more expensive than I have to. I do have some gunsmithing experience, with the AR being the weapon that is most familiar to me, so I can do my own maintenance and light repairs on any of the listed rifles. Any feedback on these rifles, or other similar ones I may have missed, is greatly appreciated.