The name is Al, I'm from Youngstown, OH. I just bought a Ruger American .223 bolt action for shooting at the range. I don't hunt. I got tired of shooting pistols at the range and thought I would try something new. I suck at it but i'm learning how to adjust the scope, hold the gun and pull the trigger without moving. Long time shooters may not remember all the things involved in hitting the target. I like it and when I get better i'd like to buy a .308 or 30.6 for longer distances. I bought the Bushnell scope the gun shop recomended but have been reading more and more and hope when it's time for another gun i'll have enough knowledge to pick my own scope. Ither than simple questions I think i'm just going to be a reader on this great site.