Apples to oranges. Hope you like to chase brass.
Mine is a .270 and is a limited edition Boone & Crocket which has a brown laminated wood stock and a parkerized fluted barrel. It's chunky, and has a 3-9 Leopold tactical scope mounted on a bolted on picatinny rail scope mounting base. (ie: overkill)
Never owned an M-14 based semi-auto, but those who do love them. I'd like to get a Garrand first, though. I kinda like non-pistol grip stocks. I was just reading about this here: The Art of the Rifle