Hey jbone, I have a Stag AR in 5.56 and the railed forend. It's a great shooter and in fact I'm looking at buying the 5HL upper also. I also have a question to anyone who knows or owns one---What kind of velocities can be attained out of it's 16 inch, 1 in 10 inch twist, SPCII chamber with 110 gr. bullets? From reading through this site I see that it will handle the SSA combat loads with more power and I want to handload for for it. I definately want to go with the Stag because it's available in left hand and I've had great reliability and accuracy with my 5.56. Thanks in advance for any help.