I am still thinking about adding to my rifle collection. I have at this time two rifles in 223/5.56 caliber. One an older Bushmaster and the other an older mini-14 purchased around 25 or more years ago. I am trying to decide if I want to get a really good ar-15 or a new Ranch rifle. I can buy at dealer cost a Ruger Ranch model mini-14 with synthetic stock under 600 dollars. So I could get two of the Ruger's for the price of an ar-15. My third choice would be sense I already have two rifles that shoot 223 maybe getting a battle rifle in 308 like the Springfield Armory to give me something with a little more punch. I can get one for not much more than a good Ar-15. To many choices. What do you think?