I sold off all my AR stuff because I refuse to Kowtow to the Communist State requirements of Kalifornia. Looking at the Springer M1A Scout. An it's not for hunting. Just what to weigh some opinions maintenance, accuracy, durability. This will be a home defense rifle for anything heavy. Like 10,000 illegals rushing the city after a quake. Just a thought. A Blind man can see the writing on the wall.