Hey Guys, this is my first post. I am mainly a bow hunter, but I buy guns all the time. About 2 months ago, I purchased the new 2009 Rem VTR R15 in Max 1 camo. 24 inch barrel, .223. I have heard positive and negative things about this gun, but the people giving me advice have never shot or owned one. I bought this gun on a hunch. Question is, did I spend $1270 on a good gun, or should I have spend the money on something else, or should this be a good quality gun? I plan on using it for small critters. Thanks for the help guys.