OK. I'm an old fart. My experience with semi-auto firearms is extremely limited. I bought the lovely Mrs Freefall a model 50 Winchester 20 ga, I own an SKS and an FAL. And a few 1911s but they don't signify here. Anyways. I've been thinking I should probably ought to own an AR. Common ammo, mags, etc. For Fathers Day the local Sportsman's Warehouse had a sale on Bushmaster Carbon 15s for $650. I hustled my chunky little butt up there but they only had 2 so I got put on a list to get one in about 6 weeks (from then). Now however, I'm suffering from Raincheck Remorse. Is this a Wise Decision or should I spend my meager pile of wampum on Something Else? I would appreciate it if Someone would organize a poll on What's the Best AR or words to that effect. And not just everybody voting for LaRue, sort of rate the general herd like Stag, DPMS, S&W, Bushy, you get my drift. If i had the skills I'd do it my own self, but I'm such a Luddite I have trouble just typing letters. Also, how do the AR10 tribe rate as opposed to an M!A, FAL, CETME etc. 308 just seems to be so much more useful up here than 5.56. I like my FAL ok, but it is a touch on the heavy side (so am I, which compounds the problem). Thanks for any input, and here's hoping someone Wiser and More Capable than I (JD) will organize said polls.