Okay, I just got the green light from my wife on an AR.........so I ran to the computer and am now typing this before she changes her mind. I don't have one and have never shot one. I saw an article in Rifle magazine on the new Remington R-25, which is available in .243, .308, and 7mm-08. That particular rifle seems well suited for hogs, deer, and zombies. I hear Colt and Bushmaster are good. -The budget is open, so I want a nice one. -I don't want to personally build anything. -If there is a 'builder' in DFW, I'd be open to something custom. If you know of [or have] a nice one for sale and think it's a real good one, I'd be open to buying it. Any advice is very welcome, as we'll be jumping on this immediately.