So I have a M1A Loaded on layaway, was planning to scope it. Now I mostly shoot m80 ball so I don't need the thing to shoot 1/2 moa groups. But I've been reading a few tid bits and anecdotes that the rifle (compared to a AR platform) is more fragile and maintenance heavy in order to maintain accuracy and reliability.
The accuracy, bedding, choice of stocks and scope mounts were oft mentioned (was planning on a sadlak mount)
As for reliability I ran into stories or parts breaking specifically the newly made non GI stuff.
Any truth to all this? Would I be better served with a Armalite AR10 as my dedicated 308 auto loader?