February 17th, 2017, 10:19 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Centennial, CO
If it's for hunting, you probably don't want a NM rifle. They are heavy. Also, if you might use this rifle for hunting stuff larger than a coyote, you might want to go for a 6.8 spc II or 6.5 Grendal. Some states won't let you hunt big game with anything smaller than .243/6mm.
Now if you are going to compete in matches, then RRA is a good rifle for the money... I've owned a RRA A2 upper and it did everything I could want...reliably. White Oak and Compass lake are also very fine match rifles, but probably tad more spendy.
You really should decide what the main purpose of this rifle will be before shelling out for it though. Now that both the NRA and the CMP have started to allow optics (and other options for service rifle competitions), make sure your optic of choice doesn't exceed 4.5 power if you plan to shoot in any of those matches with this rifle. Also, trigger weight must be 4.5# or higher.