I'm going to buy a centerfire rifle, and I'm still on the fence between the AK and AR. My intention for this gun, is to assist the 12G in HD, if ever needed (God forbid), fun, possible hunting, and to train my son on a centerfire cartridge. My dad has a Mini-14, so we could share ammo, and he has a reloader set up for .223. I'm looking for the best value, in the $1000 budget range. I know that I'll get the "build" response, but, I'm also looking for "buy" suggestions. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!