At this rate I'll be able to comfortably afford a real rifle this spring. I was initially drawn to a .223 AK because I wanted to use .223 ammo but not have to deal with cleaning something like an AR every 200 rounds. Arsenal Inc. has a beautiful synthetic-furniture side-folder that runs about $700. But the AR-180 is cheaper, and has a cool novelty factor. Anyone here shot both? Let's pretend money is no object when comparing the two. I just want something that I'm not going to have to spend a whole lot of time cleaning. I have a friend with an AR, it isn't pretty.