High school of the dead cosplay.
Precision M-14s and the like are definitely filed under “cool guns I would never spend a dime of my own money on” thanks to the fact the inherent accuracy potential of these guns, and the weight on them (esp with modern chassis) is nuts.
The bone stock SCAR-H will shoot circles around a M-14/M1A/M21… and be far more reliable and cost effective.
Seems to me that the fan boys of the M-14 family lineup have no real experience with it. I actually have a retired SEAL in my office who played a big part in getting the updated M-14s into theater back in the early days of the GWOT, but even he doesn’t have a M1A/M-14 style rifle in his personal collection (I asked, for this photoshoot, LOL)