"Thanks JHenry, I think I'm going to love this gun once I get it in my hands. How old are your boys? I have two of my own 17 & 10, the 10yr old limes shooting. He has put claim on my S&W 15-22. He's getting very good with it. He wants to shoot a hog or a deer, so, I've been thinking of a 243 for him. The gun shop around the corner has a used Handi in 223. I was thinking of that for him."
Don't get one in .223! It's a great general purpose round, but every darn scare empties the shelves. I have a pump in .223 and every time Obama nods his head, I can't easily find ammo.