I wanted to say hello to everyone and to say how much using this forum helped me to research and ultimately purchase a new 716 DMR Gen 1. I'm currently waiting to get it, and hopefully I won't experience the FTF/FTE issues that some people have had. Quick background - I've been shooting on and off all my life thanks to my Dad, both rifles and handguns (roughly 42 years). I wouldn't call myself an expert but I can hold my own. I prefer rifles and enjoy hunting when I get the chance. A local gun store had a few 716 DMRs. I'm a design engineer and the fit and finish impressed me. I held it and the rest is history. The weight won't be an issue because it will see range time as opposed to hunting. This will be my first AR (non-DI) style gun. I've owned a few FALs and regularly shoot an SA M1A as well. I can't wait to get my new rifle!