I would like to purchase my first AR before the elections this fall and need some guidance. A brief background and intended usage. I own several rifles, shotguns and handguns, by Browning, Remington, Ruger, Sig and others. I grew up on a farm hunting, fishing and spending time in the woods but not military and never really into the tactical scene. I currently live on a small farm, 50 acres, but we are surrounded by subdivisions and its closing in and I don't hunt like I used to. This rifle would be used primarily for eliminating various critters, fox, coyote, etc. but it will also spend some time in the truck for any potential issues that could arise while traveling for work. It will fit logically somewhere between my Savage .17HMR and a Ruger 25.06, so ideally in .223 caliber but I'm willing to listen to options. I am not as knowledgeable about this type of gun as I am others so I'm not brand conscious and don't really want to build my own or spend several grand on this purchase, just don't think I can justify it. I would like a reasonably well made, dependable black rifle with large capacity magazine. I hope you can guide me in the right direction as there is lots of knowledge within this forum, Thanks in advance.