Over the last few months I found myself looking for a new 223. One that was not on my radar was Tikka. Typical gun store conversation-"No the one next to the plastic piece of junk". Or "it looks like something I'd get for Christmas when I was 6". Following some conversations with Mike I went with a T3 Scout 20" barrel 223. I've got to say this is one of the easiest rifles to have up and running I've found. Scope went right on 2 clicks up and 2 left. It's been stormy here, lots of wind, but a 10 year old beginner is rolling pine cones off the deck. Finally got the conditions to seriously evaluate grouping, and this thing is an honest 0.5" rifle with multiple types of factory ammo. I haven't had this much fun since, well Christmas when I was 6. Thanks again Mike, and everyone else here I've learned so much from.