Choosing an AR styled rifle has many questions that go along with it. No one can choose for you. In this brief little post, I offer some simple things to help narrow your search.
Now, ask yourself, what do I want to do with this rifle? Mid ranged all purpose shooting? Long distance hunting? close quarters protection/ personal defense weapon? Depending on the purpose will depend on your style of weapon. Intermediate cartridge will go into the AR-15 platform. Larger rounds will go into the AR-10. Smaller will go into a pistol dedicated lower.
second thing to do is pick what caliber to shoot. There are a plethora of different ones to choose from. However, some are more popular than others. Some of the more popular rounds are:
Intermediate: 5.56/.223 Remington, .223 WYLDE, 6.5 Grendel, 7.62x39.
Long distance: 308, 6.5 Creedmoor
Pistol: 9MM, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 357 SIG, and others.
Depending on what round and intended platform you go for, there will be its benefits and weaknesses primarily on the round picked.
See our other blogs to see benefits of each platform.