Howdy yall, I'm new to the site, just wanted to say "howdy" and as I always have gun fever was wondering if anyone has any experience with a BAR .30-06. I was sort of looking for a semi-auto rifle with magazines so that I could use it for a variety of uses: hunting, ranch rifle, defense, etc. I like .30-06 because of power and I like having guns in the same caliber as other members of my family (my Dad has a model 700). I also have been looking at M1As, Mini-14, Mini-30, (even a Garand) but the .308s don't interest me that much since we don't own anything else in the caliber and I feel the same about the Mini-30. I will want to be able to shoot it with iron sights with the possibility of putting on a scope. The BAR Lightweight Stalker looks really interesting to me and the $883 MSRP doesnt look too bad either. Thoughts? Expereinces? Thanks!