I have decided to buy either a 10BA in .308 or a 110BA in .300 Winchester. The primary purpose will be paper punching, and maybe an occasional shot at a deer. Let me make a few things clear. I am not an expert shooter, and I do not plan to shoot competitions. The only ranges I have access to around here top out around 500 yards, so I will not be shooting much past that. I really like the looks of the 110BA, and I really dont see any reason to purchase the 10BA as the price difference is only about $150, and the price difference for a box of ammo is not a concern as I won't be shooting that much. My main concern is muzzle blast. I have shot a few guns with brakes and the muzzle blast didn't bother me much. However I have heard more than one person comment about the tremendous muzzle blast from the brake on the 110BA. Can anyone comment on the muzzle blast from the 300 Winchester version of the 110BA? I have also heard that the muzzle brake on the 110BA is hard on scopes. I have a new side focus Nikon Monarch 6.5-20 that I had planned on using. Do you guys think it would hold up? Also, how is the durabilty of the rifle overall? I will probably only shoot occasionally (once or twice a month, 20 rounds per session), as it is quite a drive to the nearest range, and my work schedule is pretty busy these days. My main concern is the accutrigger. Although I have never had a problem with the accutrigger on my 114 classic, I have heard that the design is not quite as durable as other designs. Finally, can anyone think of a reason NOT to buy the 110BA? Thanks in advance for any advice.