I know the AR price has increased significantly at my local gun shops, now there are no more to be had localy. If you can get one below list at all I would think you will be doing good given the times.
My Model # R16M4FTT (SRC model) is very accurate. I agree that the trigger is the only weak point in the gun (for my use) and I'll replace it eventually. The trigger has a heavy pull but it does break ok and is workable as is. I have only fired purchased ammo (not using cheap ammo but using ammo i can salvage decent brass from) and have not gotten into my reloads for it and have been able to shoot sub moa. Its accuracy is above my expectations.
I put a Leopold Mark AR on it. I'm OK with the scope it should fit the bill for what I want this gun for. I don't need it for precision long range but will use it for coyote hunting
at medium range.