My wife finally found a job so i have a bit of cash to spend (about 800 bucks). I would like to get a semi-auto rifle in .308 and would like your opinions on what to get. I know this topic comes up often, so i'm not asking which rifle is best, but which is best in my limited budget. Mag prices are also a factor because this will be my shtf weapon and i would like to have plenty of mags. After reading old threads i had pretty much decided to build a fal, but after checking current prices that doesnt look to be Any cheaper than buying one. I would prefer to spend less on a rifle so i have money for ammo, but i dont especially like the feel of the saiga compared to the fal. I havent handled the cetme or the ar10 but im a little concerned that the cetmes are too finicky and the ar is on the expensive and ugly side. I understand my budget is low for this class of rifle, but i am impatient, and we wont have more money to spend until after we move (in august).