This is a Tikka Whitetail in .223 with detachable three- or five-round box magazines. The Tikka line gives you top quality engineering and parts of the Sako line of firearms in an everyday inexpensive working gun. Out of the box the bolt and action are as smooth as if you had just had a $1,000 action job done on them. The barrel is as true as a custom barrel—perhaps more so. I had a custom muzzle brake installed and topped the rifle with a Burris 3-9x40 Multi-Plex reticle. Out of the box it shot three-round groups at 150 meters from the bench you could cover with a nickel. I had it Cryo-Tempered and these groups dropped to the size of a dime. This is my bread-and-butter gun for anything from prairie dogs to wolves. On a side note, I also use this Tikka Whitetail to hunt moose here in Alaska. Yup, .223. I use a different Burris Multi-Plex scope that's already zeroed for Black Hills .223 77-grain Sierra Match King-Hollow Point. Then, I wait for the broadside shot at 90 to 125 meters and put it right in the lower part of the ear opening and they drop like a rock!. There's no damaged meat, no animal in pain. I'm three for three to date. Moose isn't exactly "varmint," although some in Alaska would argue that point when their summer gardens are trampled and devoured.