Want to buy a rifle. But what kind?

So here is the dilemma, i turned 18 a few months ago, and as a birthday present i told my parents i want a gun. But i don't want a pistol, because i want to be able to own it, and go shoot it at the range whenever i want. So What kind of rifles can i buy with say a $300 limit give or take. I want an AR-15, but... show more So here is the dilemma, i turned 18 a few months ago, and as a birthday present i told my parents i want a gun. But i don't want a pistol, because i want to be able to own it, and go shoot it at the range whenever i want. So What kind of rifles can i buy with say a $300 limit give or take. I want an AR-15, but those are kinda pricey. So any good suggestions?
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