After 47 years of owning nothing more than a Daisy BB gun as a kid, this year I bought a Mossy 500 and an XD-45. I am now scoping out (pardon the pun) rifles. I tried a friend's FAL (7.62 x 51), and it was so brutal that it was just unpleasant to shoot IMHO. On the other hand I love the look of the AR-15, but their 5.56 rounds seemed like popguns in comparison to the mighty 7.62x51 cartidges' sound! So I am thinking a 7.62 x 39 would be perfect, but then I read that the AK suffers from accuracy issues. So while browsing Able Ammo's site I came across what seemed like the perfect hyrbrid: a 7.62 x 39 AR rifle!! 7.62 x 39 (or larger) is also recommended by Boston T. Party in his book "Boston's Gun Bible" if you are going to have just one rifle, which is probably my case for awhile due to money issues. Please tell my why I shouldn't jump on a 7.62 x 39 AR. Thanks! My purpose: Prepare for the revolt, target practice fun. Nothing much else.