I am an avid hunter and love everything about long range shooting and hunting and the sciences behind it. I am currently a senior in college and am looking to get a rifle.... I am very knowledgeable about long rang slug guns and optics but I am looking to start in the rifle game. So I am looking to find a rifle to shoot varmints and some paper. Im thinking a .223 would be a overall good round and reasonable to shoot and I will be factory ammo shooting, but I want to get everyones suggestions on a rifle of this caliber I just wanna hear everyones suggestions thanks!
BTW Im looking about a $550 dollar gun store price... since I have a FFL dealer in the family so probably looking to get about $100 bucks off sticker price. I am just looking for a good out of box accuracy that I can build on in the future!