Hey forum, I have been looking for a rifle for several months. Mainly to do some plinking and...well hey just because I want one. Was stuck between the AK variants and the AR 15. I just need something accurate up to at least 200 yards in worst case scenario. If there happened to be a hurricane in MIssouri (yeah right) and I needed a rifle, or a zombie take over, or for some odd reason a home defense scenario, I want something reliable and affordable. I am a big reliability nut, which is why I own glocks and a Remington 870. I know I can get A decent AK style rifle for about $600. Went to my local cabelas, the have a DPMS Panther Oracle on sale for $629. VEry very basic rifle, no sights so I would like to buy iron sights (not sure about price) if I were to get this. They also have the smith & wesson m&p sport right for $729 with iron sights already on it. Just wondering what would be your opinion and experiences with these guns.