Finally took the plunge. I have been playing around with getting back into long range handgunning using my Encore as a platform but since it is registered as a rifle I decided against the idea. You can never be too careful in these times, especially given who the Attorney General is. I found an XP 100 7BR that had been rechambered to 7mm08 and a few other modifications for silhouette shooting. Got it for a decent price. Still has the factory Zytel stock but that might change if I get a good deal on a semi inletted laminated center grip stock. I have a T/C 2.5-7x scope that should do nicely. It has the illuminated reticle feature which should be nice for low light shooting. For now I will probably just play with it to see how it shoots but it would be a good candidate for a rebarrel with it's .473 bolt face. The 284 Win in about an 18" light heavy barrel sounds intriguing. Hopefully I got a diamond in the rough here. I won't get too much of a chance to play with it as I have a Colorado mule deer hunt coming up in a month and I'm trying to decide which rifle to take, doing a little shooting here and there as work permits. Back in the early 90's I had a Contender in 223 that I was able to hold 3/4" groups with at 100 yds, hope I still have the touch!