Couldn't believe it when I read this post. I have these four chamberings for the purposes mentioned. I have three 223's, a heavy barreled 700 with a custom 12" twist King barrel, a Sako L461 hunter with a 12" twist Gaillard barrel and a Mini-14. I have a Kimber Montana in 243 with a 2.5-8 Leupold in Talley LW's. Then I have a custom 700 in 280AI with a 9" twist Shilen #2 in an Edge stock. And a custom 35 Whelen in a Pre'64 Model 70 with a Hunters Edge stock. These four will do everything I will ever want to do with a rifle,....but I do have a few others just in case..