Thanks for everyone for the help in making my decision! The Howa I've ordered was for $403 after shipping. I haven't received the rifle yet, or even set up an FFL, but I think this was a pretty good deal. But I do still have some questions about it. It's a desert brown stock, does anyone know when these were produced? I know legacy sports website shows green and black as the current colors, but not brown. What bases and rings should i get? Not sure, but I've heard that Howa's can take Remington bases.