Well I really didn't need this but 349.99 was too tempting to not buy it. I have been wanting a 223 for shooting off the bench and this seemed like it would do.....and maybe some predator calling. I am glad I did, I really like it. It is very handy for having a 24" heavy profile barrel, the rifle is not bulky at all. The action and lock up are very nice. It is in 223 with a 1:9 twist.