The service rifle match has changed drastically. 20 years ago, the M1A ruled the range. This civilian version of the military M14 rifle was the weapon of choice. Its powerful 7.62 NATO cartridge was refined into an excellent match round. Match bullets and consistent powder charges made this an unbeatable combination of rifle and ammo, or so we thought.
The AR-15 is the king now. The same AR-15 that every corrupt politician wants to ban, it the king of the target range. Overlooked for many years, the AR-15 is an excellent design. Its modularity has made it a platform which can easily perform an number of tasks from close quarters combat to precision long range shooting. The AR is the best rifle available today, and maybe the best rifle ever designed.