So with tax refund time fast approaching, I realize that I will have an opportunity to try to expand my minuscule gun collection. I have some general preferences of what I would like to get, but just posting here for some second opinions. So I have came up with a budget ($500 to $700) on what to spend and a list of what I like. My first choice was the FN FAL. I have noticed that these guns (pre-built) can run from $600 to $1000+ depending on condition, nationality, etc. Parts kits seem to run the range of $250 to $500+, plus the cost of a receiver and the cost to build. So with these options laid out, what would be the best? Am I missing any additional options? Next gun I have had my eye is a M14 (or one of the variants). The cheapest of these seems to be the Ruger mini 14 and mini 30 (not a true M14 but it fits the budget). From what I have seen, they can run from $600 and up. Soooooo if any one has two cents to throw in on helping me make a decision then please go right ahead.