I love 7.62x51mm/.308 Win for an all-round cartridge. My go-to platform for sending that load down-range is my FAL, which I love.
That being said, while the FAL is much cheaper to own, and parts availability is MUCH better, the FN SCAR-17 is an AMAZING platform:
Its light with GREAT ergonomics. Also I’m a HUGE fan of left-handed charging guns. It takes a bit to get used to when you’ve spent your life pulling the bolt carrier with your right hand, but once you get used to it, it MUCH better IMHO.
Of course the folding/adjustable stock is standard making it illegal in Massachusetts