This summer I've decided that I'm finally going to man up and put together a .223 target rifle. The obvious choice is to build an AR, but I hear good things about the Ruger Mini-14. I'm split on the choice because the Ruger is a good rifle and less expensive, but if I went the AR route I'd have a universe of aftermarket customization. Not to mention the satisfaction of putting together my own rifle (which could possible be negated by the fact that I am incredibly unhandy and that I may just end up with a cardboard box full of gun parts). So, between the Mini-14 and AR, does one of have some drastic bonus over the other? Thanks.