Best Bang-For-Your-Buck AR-15, Period!!!
I was looking to purchase the Smith&Wesson M&P15 Performance Center AR-15 Rifle for close to $1,400.- when luckily I held off and Ruger came out with this gem for almost half the price. Funny thing is this beauty has almost matching specs!!! 18" barrel length, 5R rifling, up-graded trigger and muzzlebrake. I added a Burris P.E.P.R. scope mount to mine topped with a Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25-4x scope to my aging eyes - the scope is a Godsend.
I mostly shot Federal American Eagle 55gr .223 through it so far. I have purchased Hornaday 77gr and 73gr ELD ammo though. I use Lancer 30rd translucent magazines and it has never had a failure to feed/fire with them. I also added a BCM Kinesthetic Angled Grip KAG to the foregrip and added a Viking Tactics sling. Never any regrets with this rifle and highly recommended!!!