I am having trouble deciding between the Springfield M1A Chambered in .308 or an Alexander Arms AR-15 chambered in 6.5 grendel. The purpose of this gun is a long range tactical gun. With the results of Tuesdays election I have a feeling it wont be too long until we start seeing gun legislation ban guns like this.
I like the fact that .308 ammo is cheaper and there is still a lot of steel core ammo for it on the market. Its also a pretty good big game hunting rifle.
I like the 6.5 Grendel because it out performs the 308. I dont know of any steel core ammo available for it so it would be a little less usefull against body armor and vehicles.
Either way I want my rifle to be semi auto.
Im sure I'll be called crazy by some for my reasons for it but as the saying goes, its better to have and not need than to need and not have. Thanks for any advice.