Hello there FTF, I am new to these forums and new to the AR-15 platform in that I have never owned or fired one. I have handled many different varieties and sold several of them while working at a local Academy Sports, but now I am in the market for one. I am looking for one that would be a quality weapon but that isn't going to break the bank account. I want to use it mainly for recreational shooting and perhaps some light-medium game hunting. I know that you usually get what you pay for and am not afraid to spend upwards of 7-800 dollars for the gun as long as I am not missing out on some big sales or discounts. Any recommendation for a particular fun or manufacturer? Also, are there any that u should stay away from? Thanks for the help!