I completely understand the comments about every manufacturer can have a problem rifle slip out the door. The frequency of these issues and the response to resolving a problem are the important things to consider. The regrets I have personally had when purchasing a factory rifle would have been resolved if I did my homework and listed the things that were important prior to handing over my hard earned money. Your requirements may be different than others. Things such as barrel twist, weight, magazine length, fit and feel, and aesthetics can help narrow down your options and avoid possible future regrets.