|First the Good:
I like the overall ergonomics. The almost pistol grip, the wide forearm so you don't grab the action, the built in mount points (both swivel and quick-release). Good setup.
I also like the look of it. Having a SOCOM 16, I had a lot of guys at the range asking me what the heck it was, because the muzzle brake is unique on the SOCOM.
Now the Bad:
I understand all M1A rifles are built a little different with all the different models, but having to file down the risers around the trigger... looks bad and I was trying to be careful. Would rather have fitment pieces inside to lift the action up slightly.
The cheek riser doesn't fit well for me. I have to stretch my neck forward to sit on it comfortably and after 120 rounds, it didn't feel great.
For the money, it's not bad. But for me, I'm chalking this up as a "not so great" and putting money aside for a Sage EBR.|