Getting bored with what I currently have and thinking about taking the plunge into AR’s. What budget AR would you recommend for a weekend shooter. Looking for 18” barrel (hopefully more accurate and velocity). I took a look at some of the big brand budget models and really not sure what to look for. The M&P Sport 2 sounds like a pop can with rocks in it. Ruger felt more rugged with the metal forend, springfield and savage felt quality but everything i look at says all these brands are junk and spend $2k for a good one. I’m also intrigued by getting an upper, trigger, and lower and farting around with it.