Thank you Phdo - I checked on Windham and it is actually the people that made Bushmaster - Bushmaster was bought by Remington. The people that where fired after
Bushmaster was pruchased, reopend the warehouse and started making AR's under the name windham. Has a life time warrenty and the company is in Maine....the old Bushmaster warehouse.
I will check out the other brands you mentioned - I do appreciate it