Last Christmas I posted asking for input selecting a scope my friend's mother could get him for Christmas. This year she wants to get him a rifle he wants, and he wants an AR-10 in 308. Budget is around $1K, up to say $1400. The recipient likes owning quality things, but will in all probability never come close to exploiting the difference between a $900 vs a $1600 rifle's capabilities. Not that he is not capable, he just never invests enough time to learn about long range shooting and I don't see that changing. He envisions shooting 600 to 700 yards. So although I think a DPMS would serve him well I'm leaning toward a S&W okr Armalite just due to the "bragging rights" factor. I admit I have no experience with any AR-10, my knowledge consists of only random comments I have read here. Any input would be greatly appreciated!