Originally Posted by H2O MAN
My very first was a Scout Squad and I firmly believe the 18.0" barrel is the very best length length for general purpose shooting... I like mine with a GLFS and a DC Vortex from SEI.
If you prefer a traditional stock consider installing the M8 hand guard
from UltiMAK and a low sitting Aimpoint or Scout scope.
I you want a pistol grip consider an EBR chassis from SAGE. BTW, you can have any M1A/M14 trigger tuned after buying the rifle.
My collection includes a 16.25", two 18.0" and two 22.0" configurations.
H2O man you have an awesome collection. I think the Scout 18" barrel is the perfect length for the Sage stock. That will be my future setup.