Something to consider
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?
When USSOCOM forces rolled into Trashcanistan, They found very quickly that the Taliban/Mujhadeen fighters were very tough (often high on opiates) and determined. They also found that they had to shoot them two maybe three times to make them stay shot.
When the Canuck Army showed up with a 7.62 NATO main battle rifle they were only shooting them once and getting the job done.
The USSOCOM immediately requisition every M-14/M-21 it could muster to aid and assist in the mountainous regions and dealing with the Taliban backed Mujhadeen fighters.
US alphabet agencies and the contractors they employ have since found that the JLD PTR-91 (HK 91Clone) is an effective tool in Iraq and other local hotspots, due to rock solid reliability and accuracy that surpasses all locally owned and operated firepower.
The PTR 91 was originally built as a target/tactical rifle with matchgrade conponents. They have since put the chamber back to NATO spec's but left the barrel a tackdriver.
It don't get any better than this!:msn-biggrin: