my vote is for an AR, more accurate, easy to build. parts are everywhere.
be sure to check the stickies at the top of the AR section. lots of good info.
buy a stripped lower
buy a LPK
buy a stock
go to stagarms.com and buy a LEFT handed complete upper.
the great thing about building an AR is you get to choose what parts you buy for it. you can search out the cheapest, and get a budget build, you can pick parts that are of great quality and have a nice custom rifle. or maybe a little of both.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.