They are go-anywhere, do-anything guns.
They are the “Modern Sporting Rifle.”
We’ve both been using ARs for most of our shooting careers: old Dick since the U.S. Army first put one in his hands way back in 1968; young me since about the time I first learned which end of a gun to point.
And for the past three years, we’ve been hunting companions from coast to coast with these rifles, both with lightweight AR-15s and heavier AR-10 versions, tackling everything from ground squirrels to coyotes and deer and alligators and even elk and bison, using just about every different cartridge the AR design can accommodate.
Not to mention that we both have fully rigged homedefense AR carbines stashed in our bedrooms.