Do you consider cost per round?
Yes that is why I DON"T
Let me explain, I do a little shooting with my ARs, AKs & other rifles, but when it comes down to heavy plinking I use my AK74s. Because with these guns I can buy ammo in bulk as low as .10 cents per round for full power ammo.
How many of you can reload at today's prices for only .10 cents per round without cutting corners somewhere.
I also have a AR upper in 5.45x39 & I have other shooters shaking there heads when I do mag dumps time after time, I even had one guy ask how in the world I could afford to waste ammo like that? (seeing the AR, thinking it was .223) I had to show him what I was shooting, he told me he was going out to buy one of those uppers, but not just for the cheap ammo, he also likes the way sparks fly when he hits the steel gongs with the steel core ammo.