Currently I own a Remington 700PSS .308 and S&W M&P-15T 5.56. I own these guns for hobby shooting, hunting and zombie/TEOTWAWKI situations. After shooting the two for a year and hunting whitetails this season with the Remmy I've decided to sell the two and consolidate the pros of each gun into one. I want to sell the Remmy because it's a heavy bugger and I never visit ranges or go hunting where I shoot over 200m. I had prior interests in shooting matches but have now realized that I do not have the money to invest in a rifle to be competitive. The Smith AR just bores me. I've never had such a blah feeling shooting a gun at a range before. I have no real use for the caliber other than TEOTWAWKI. My hunting needs require a gun that can easily make shots from 25m to 200m in dense Oklahoma bush. For the hunting I do, I'll never take a shot longer than that, it's just not possible on the land I hunt. I'd much prefer something lighter than my 26" barrel setup Remmy...I ONLY hunt whitetails and the occasional feral hog or coyote. I want to stay with the 7.62 caliber. My TEOTWAWKI needs only include semi-auto capabilities and 20+ round detachable magazine capability. I want to stay with 7.62 for crossover hunting needs. From what I can see, the guns I'd be looking at are either the M1A, FAL, or AR-10 variant... I'm leaning HEAVILY towards the M1A scout...but the high cheek weld for any type of optic is scaring me away a bit. The DI system of most AR-10's doesn't appeal to me much either nor does the price of a quality piston AR-10. I love the mechanics of the FAL, but am worried about the accuracy. The lanes on our hunting property are cut to about 225m and those 200m shots are common. The minute of man accuracy I hear most FALs are capable of doesn't exactly equal an ethical hunting shot...however, I've been reading of quality built FALs that easily surpass the 2 moa mark. I want to keep my purchase under $2000.