Another inexpensive option is Mossberg's MVP. I found the .308 Scout model which has great iron sights and the rail that can serve both conventional eye-relief scopes or scout scopes, of which I chose (Leupold 1.5-4x28 VX 2 IER) along with some low QD rings. I like that it will take both M1A and AR10 magazines which I had a few 10-rounders of both. Some people have complained about it, but I've had zero issues. Plenty accurate out to 100 yards (groups were about 2.5", but that was mostly me and I know I could shave a little off that). The bolt is rough though and it's not anywhere near as smooth as Ruger's GSR; it's still functional and reliable, but don't expect a polished action for the MVP. The stock is "meh". It's functional as well...a good beater rifle for sure. What I do like is the weight. With an empty mag and scope, it's still only 7lbs, 14oz. I've added a synthetic ching-sling to round out the package and quite happy for the price and money invested and performance on the range to this point. I will say, I've fired about a couple hundred various (mostly surplus) rounds through the OEM, AR10 and M1A magazines and have had zero issues...a very nice feature to this compact DBM scout rifle.