Building a .223 . . . shooting for an accurate coyote slayer. I'm really interested in accuracy more so than a lot of the other paths that an AR can take. I'd like to kill coyotes out to 300 and prairie dogs out to 200. Are both of those possible? Start rolling your eyes . . . I'm trying to do this on a budget! Aren't we all!?!? So, with that said, I'm willing to pay for quality, but I'm NOT willing to break the bank just so I can tell guys at the range that I paid $xxxx for my barrel. I don't really know how much is reasonable to spend for a barrel . . . at what point do you hit "diminishing returns"? Is a $250 barrel really good, but a $300 barrel is actually worth the extra $50 . . . while a $400 barrel is NOT worth the jump in price . . . Any help would be appreciated, I'd REALLY like specific recommendations like brand, model, length and contour . . . Thanks guys, I appreciate it.