OK, I'm hat in hand now looking for advice. I've decided to save up for my next purchase and rather than getting my usual fare of Curio Mosins, I'm going to aim for a nice, tough and accurate semiautomatic battle rifle. The only one on the list I've owned before is the FN-49, which I liked a lot. The price range runs from $450 to $850, and sadly there's no way I can get one of the top end Garands, M-14's or M-1A's. Cartridges are no problem for any of these choices. So, what say you?