The 7.62s or 308 rifles are a good choice since there are no real bargains on 223/5.56 ammo any more. And it also depends on what you are going to do with it. I have a Rock River LAR-8 and have also hunted deer with it very successfully. It is a 16 inch barrel and will shoot 1 MOA Groups. Has the 2 Stage National Match Trigger that comes with them. All of the 308 ARs are heavier than the 5.56 and none of the parts will normally interchange with another brand. Good luck on your choice! Here is the Rock River LAR-8 with Leupold Scope. One thing I forgot I do not know if anyone makes a magazine button for the 308s that makes them California Legal. The other issue could be possible magazines Cal. legal? So you will need to check that out. We do not have to worry about this BS in Tennessee!
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed. Unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
James Madison. Author of the 2nd Amendment
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