"Best" combat rifle recommendations
Prior to the closure of the buying opportunity for combat rifles, I wanted to ask this group for their specific recommendations for a high capacity, semi-automatic, not-too-heavy, reliable combat rifle and scope. Please avoid "jargon" (phrases and abbreviations known to people in the gun scene that are unintelligible to those of us who are not). Price for rifle needs to be < $2,000 with $1,200 or less much more palatable. A model with good availability of ammo, magazines, case, sling. What scope would you put on this rifle for rapid target aquisition (a red dot sight has been recommended already)?
I find the hundreds of choices to be overwhelming and I need to narrow to a couple of specific models. Please be very specific in recommendations, avoid technical jargon, custom products, rare models, and "general principles of buying a gun" type of advice.
Thanks for your help.