I have built almost 20 AR 15s. Some for me, a couple for my son and the rest helping friends learn how to make their own. I am retired Army, have seen extensive combat and I am also a retired cop. There's just something about the Mauser action that is great. Oh, I'll admit, I have an Ishapore 2A1 that, even though it's not a Mauser, does a pretty good job but my absolute favorite is my Spanish FR-8. I need to find one of the Israeli 98Ks that they rechambered in 7.62mm and the FN made Peruvian M1935 short rifle is like the Holy Grail of Mausers for me. I guess it was just time I made a public confession, I like manual manipulated wood and iron firearms.