When in doubt, get both!
In all seriousness, I have a Fulton Armory M14 and love it. It is my most accurate rifle. I’ve heard good things about the M1A NM also. What are your goals for this rifle? Obviously one is semi-automatic vs. bolt action. Might make a difference in achieving those goals.
Have you used the Federal Gold Match 168gr ammo in the M14?If yes,how well did it do?I have the Remington and that ammo is giving me 1.125 inch groups at 200 yards.I’d like to stick with this ammo in the M1A if possible.