How did you settle on the caliber of your favorite bench rest rifle. The .223 is the first rifle my dad bought for me 50 plus years ago. It was a 700 model Remington .222 that has been re chambered in .223. Lots of memories with this firearm and lots of satisfaction seeing it compete. I was actually running from recoil when I selected the 6mmBR as my benchrest rifle. A 7mm mag hit me up beside the head in the latter days of hunting and to this day I still deal with a flinch(that word could probably have it’s own topic)
I have had many favorite rifles early on. My favorite was always the newest one I had. I love shooting this little .223 that I had Britt build me for the F class shooting. When it comes to my favorite hunting rifle, I have a Sako 270 WSM. This is one of the finest factory guns I have ever owned. It is the lightest most accurate factory gun I have ever had and really does the trick on white tailed deer. Can’t ever imagine parting with it. I hunting with. Ruger M77 .243 for years and 30-06 Winchester, Browning 7mm Mag and a Remington 7mm STW up until I got the Sako. Maybe I went on and on and gave too much info. But I just love my guns.