Re: Best AR-15 for the money?
16" barrel will be fine, just have to find a load that it likes and groups well at 250.
With your price range you can get whatever you want short of a Colt and the other high end 'tactiacl' piston guns
Bushmaster, remington, stag any of the above will fit your bill.
If you were looking for a serious long range gun then I would say look at Match Grade rifles, but not for 250.
SGT CARL J. MORGAIN KIA IRAQ 22 MAY 05
A CO 1/112 INF TF 2-7 US ARMY