Wyoredman you sound like you shoot like I do. Thanks for the report. I have many guns so the wear and tear gets spread around. Each gun has a very easy life.
I did go look at the Bushmasters at Academy. They had an A-2 and an A-3 both for $999.99. Neither spoke to me. They were lightweight at what felt like a little over 7 pounds. Nice but not what I am looking for. I still plan on going tommorow and look at real DPMS rifles at the dealer I listed earliier in Ft Worth.