Need some advice - I'm about to purchase my first centrefire rifle and I was all set on getting a Remy 700 in 308. Went down to the gun shop yesterday and the owner was trying to convice me to get the R700 in .223 instead as my first gun as he said if I buy a 308 I will develop a flinch that I will never get rid of due to the noise and recoil of the 308. He said to shoot the 223 for a couple of years then buy a 308 as well. What do you guys reckon? As far as experience goes I grew up on air rifles and have shot 22LR for a few years, so no centrefire yet but I have never flinched with a 22. But due to the prohibitive cost of rifles in Aus (the R700 set up will cost me $2K) I'd hate to have to buy two rifles if i get bored of the 223.