Iv been thinking the same thing in getting a 308. Yes not the best in ballistics but gets the job done. I have a suppressor and want to use it so short barrel. I can get a barrel threaded for under $100 hopefully even half that. A Savage AXIS 110 Ruger America Winchester XPR and Tika is what I am looking atWith all of the 308 ammo available on the shelves relative to anything else I am seriously considering buying one. Anyone have any recommendations. My thoughts are a lighter rifle, 18-20” barrel, threaded. After that I’m not super picky but curious everyone’s thoughts. My browning xbolt long range with a 26” barrel gets ridiculously long and barrel heavy when I put the suppressor on it. It is also over scoped for any close quarter hunting with a 6x24 on it. So looking at a do all gun. Let me hear your ideas.