1300 yards in optimal conditions with a skilled shooter yes.
No love for the Springfield M1A here? ;)
I'm committed to buying one of those if I have an abundance of cash lying around one of these days.
the SCAR-H/17s hands down if you want the best .308 calibered battle rifle.
I had the funds for a SCAR 17H last Xmas but I couldn't find one for under $3grand. I ended up reworking my M1A (have it weighing 8.5lbs) , 26round mags and getting a muzzle brake to shoot with. Right now I have the option of using glass, a red dot but I'm preferring to go with a fiber optic front sight it has on. It's a hoot to shoot and nowhere near as adaptive as the SCAR but it's solid and battle proven.
I love my 20inch VEPR. Got it for $599 before the panic. Beautiful rifle and great shooter. The only problem is it tears up the brass, and that is not acceptable. I can fix it so it won't do it, but just haven't had the time. It's overgassed to keep it reliable, but that causes the bolt to come back really quite hard and throw the brass into the receiver cover and dents the sidewalls. But it's quite accurate and a beautiful AK.
Interesting ideas in here, I've been looking for a .308, tactical for use both at the range and for hunting. I've heard about issues with different AR 10 style rifles having issues shooting certain hunting rounds, and also cycling/feeding rounds. Any truth to this from the more informed and experienced?
I have a 716 Sig that is very accurate, dependable,feeds any ammo I,ve tried so far and a blast to shoot, but is a little to heavy for me to comfortably carry for any distance.
Thanks for the info Mike, much appreciated.