Hello To All: Posted this last nite but didn't create a new thread, sorry . . . Dahhh, I'm blond but really much smarter than that, no really I am, really . . . . . . . . . lightbulb I'm a relatively new shooter (again); started to shooting again after 30 years last year in Jan. I have acquired several great pistols and a rifle; my fav's are an SS Kobra Carry and a really nice LWRC 223/5.56 with an 18" fluted barrel - haven't shot the AR a lot yet but really do like plinkin away at the 8" plates from 100-600+ yards. The 100 yd silhouettes are easy, the 4's, 5's, and 6's not so much, but it doesn't cost a fortune to put a couple hundred rounds down range. One of my shooting friends, an ex-Marine sniper, can bang the 5s and 6s all day long. The AR-15 is just too fun to shoot! Of course, there's nothing in my book sweeter than a great Ed Brown pistol like the SS KC - love that 45ACP. I'm a SoCal gal and live here in LA because I like it here. I'm going to do a week deer/elk hunt this Nov in Montana and am considering a combo range rifle and hunting rifle (270, the 7s, WSMs and 308s are where my head is at). Want it to weigh in around 8ish lbs. w/ 9lbs totally max, including my Nightforce 3.5-15x56 included (31 oz). I've talked to Len and I'm faced with $700-2,000 for a production gun or $4,500-5,000 for a custom. $$$ not a terribly big issue but value is . . . any thoughts those of you who have been in this nexus of $$$, wants, and value would be appreciated. So, hi to you all and I'm happy and honored to be here, Rachel Grande Torina And don't forget to stay off the darned grass!