Originally Posted By SchrodingersDog: Scar-17s is 8 pounds, and you get a full quad rail.
And one magazine with little hope for more anytime soon.
Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't be my first choice either, mostly due to the current price and the mag availability issue. It is rather light, however.
That said my most recent .308 purchase was an RFB. Though a bit heavy at 8.6 pounds, I have no complaints- but then again I don't have to lug it around all day. My main deer/elk rifle (Marlin XS7) is only 6.85 pounds with scope, and that's the only 308 I actually carry any sort of distance.
Another vote for the SCAR 17S.
I sold my M1A to help pay for it, and am planning on selling my FAL now that it's been obsoleted by the SCAR. Just as soon as those previously mentioned mags start flowing next month (we'll see).
I like both the M1A and the FAL's, but it was exactly the same reason, they get heavy onced scoped, that made me pony up and lay down twice the money for the SCAR. Haven't regretted it once. Thinking about buying another now that prices are dropping.