Traded my VTR .243 and some cash for a Bushmaster AR15. The trade was set up as a trial bases; if you read my first thread, I wanted something in semi-auto with good accuracy, but was didn't want to spend the money for an AR. I first got the gun last Thursday, knowing our area was expecting a couple inches of snow before the weekend hunt. I got it shooting a group the size of a silver dollar, 3 inches low at 50 yards, but at that time the snow and wind were picking up and it was getting darker. I called it good enough. This is my second full winter of hunting coyotes, with nothing to show for it. Saturday started with me killing my first coyote at 50 yards on a dead run, old hap for the old-timers, but a big deal for a rookie like myself. The day ended with me taking my fourth coyote with a 250 yard, broadside running shot. Needless to say, I'm keeping the AR15, but would still like to add an accurrized mini to my collection. Just thought I'd share the adventure.