Hello all. I just bought my first AR this week and it is a DPMS mid-length Recon. After doing a lot of shopping, this was the best bang for my buck as it already had front/rear sights, Magpul stock and grip, and a full quad for under $1K. I am an avid gun entusiast and have been collecting guns for awile now, but know nothing about ARs other than the fact that I have always wanted one. Does anyone know anything about this particular rifle? DPMS in general? What ammo is the best to shoot for this rifle without breaking the bank? The break-in process looks to be pretty time-consuming with cleaning the barrel every round for the first 25 and then every 10 up to 100. How critical is this for performance? For the most part I will only be shooting targets with an occasional varmint hunt.
Any info/suggestions anyone has are much appreciated! Thanks!