I'm having second thoughts (i.e. buyers remorse) over the caliber selection, but man do I LOVE this gun! I had a beat-up Ruger 10/22 (awesome gun for beginners!) and wanted to move up. I was debating a .308 or 30-06 because I have a napoleon-complex with guns Well anyways, after 5 hours of thinking it over, I decided to purchase a gun they had in stock vs. ordering the .308 The other selection they had was a Rem 700 XR-100 in .223, but I forgo that one for the Rem 700 VLS w/ Trynite barrel and a laminate thumbhole stock chambered in .204. I have fallen head-over-heels for the thumbhole stocks.. fuck I love those! :faint: Well, I also nearly spent as much on the scope as I did the rifle Ended up with a Nikon 5.5-16.5x44 AO Titanium Matches the bbl much nicer than the silver finish scopes This thing packs some power, but doesn't kick at all.. you could shoot all day long for a year with this thing I still want a .308 mainly just for a big, loud, don't fuck with me rifle, but i'm pleased with the .204 And, no pics, no care so here we go!