I agree with this, another option is get an LMT MRP in 204 ruger and if you dont like it sell the barrel and get a 223 barrel for it or get both right off the bat.You are right about the 204. I do love mine an ballistics are awsome. All I am trying to get at is the 223 is more practical an more useful on more game simply because of bullet selection. If u want more ballistic performance get a 22-250. Just my 2 cents. If your going for a fun factor yes the 204 is cool.