Originally Posted by onehorse
Ah, the new generation. I guess a rifle is a rifle, ...
As an NRA and Hunter's Ed trainer, we're seeing a lot of young folks coming back from the wars that the AR is what they know, what they are familiar with, and what they are comfortable with. Not knowing the OP's personal history, but knowing that todays younger generations like what they see. The AR-platform has a solid role in many hunting situations, as long as it's not spray-and-pray when hunting. But it also is a superbly accurate rifle too. huntNH and spiker are both right in the left-hand models available. Enjoy!