If your AR is a 16" barrel, "pray and spray" rifle, go ahead and sell it. They are a dime a dozen. It would be helpful in funding a good lever action. But, AR-15's when properly configured can be excellent, accurate rifles. My 204 Ruger AR-15 with a 26" barrel shoots tighter groups than my 240 Ruger Savage Model 12 bolt rifle. The 204 Ruger AR-15 is my favorite rifle for use on prairie dogs.