Ok guys I've been thinking about another rifle after the summer, like something I can hunt deer with. Be nice if I could go bigger but I want something that can adjust quickly from 50 yds to 100 yds. just as an option. Anyway the guy at the gun shop here, (seemed extrememly knowledgable), liked using the 25 06, bigger than a .223 and it's an extremely flat shooting rifle, had a deer he took from 400yds supposivly. The ruger is like $675 in the stainless/ synthetic format. But I think I can get it back home cheaper.