As a neophyte gun guy, and one with a big, wide pragmatic streak, this rifle appeals to me. My other rifles are milsurp, minute-of-man types, and I feel the need to add an MOA gun to the mix. What I'm wondering about the American is if it will be a durable, long-wearing gun - will it hold up to 20 seasons of hunting (or 20 years in the safe as an inexpensive, just-in-case gun)?
I'm not sure of course, but this may be shaping up to be one of those products that the experts will look at like a calf at a new gate, but that intrepid souls will buy and reap the benefits of getting in on the ground floor of a line that slowly and steadily gains acceptance and increased value. After all, we've established that it's fully capable of tight groups ....