AZSherman1, I have two M1A's and have test fired the DPMS. If I were going to buy another rifle today, I'd buy the DPMS. It shoots better than my Nat'l Match, is easier to scope and get a good cheek weld, and is much easier to maintain. It disassembles just like an AR15. I don't have a DPMS .308 yet but it will probably be my next long-gun.