Welcome David!Hi Everyone - David from Iowa here. I was searching for a new .308 rifle recently as that is what I primarily reload for and actually have supplies for. I am used to the M1 platform and the AR10 platform (to a lesser degree) and went over to Brownells convinced I would come home with a SCAR. I came across the XCR-M and after fondling it a bit, I knew I preferred it instantly over everything else in the store. The ergonomics, the solid feel and features like the folding armrest, non-reciprocating charger etc. made the decision for me. After getting home and doing some research on it - It turns out I made a good choice. And for the money I saved over the SCAR I was able to put a Leupold Mark VI on it as well (got the last 3x18 they had for a steal). Anyway I was thrilled to find this forum - it is great to have some knowledgeable people to learn from.