I have to disagree that Ernie will save you money! 45-70 found me an XP in 243AI last year and before I knew it, I had to have another in 22-250! The next thing I know I will be building a switch barrel or something. I thought Benchrest shooting was expensive but these guys gave me a specialty pistol virus that there seems to be no cure for. All kidding aside, these pistols are deadly accurate but you NEED to wear ear protection. My 243AI weighs 10 pounds and has a muzzle brake and it has virtually no recoil at all.