I was thinking of 5 round AR magazines. I just like detachable magazines. My 12BVSS is very accurate but a bit much to hike around all day with. Cost/quality seemed reasonable on the MVP. It seems as I'm swimming against the tide by wanted a wood stock. I just don't care for synthetic stocks at all.
It seemed to me that not many options in .223 anymore. They must have fallen out of favor now days. Ruger has a few models with wood stocks but their list price is unreal. I'm sure street value is lower but nowhere near what I can get a MVP for.
I'm in no hurry so I'll just keep stumbling along and something will fall out of the sky eventually.
Thanks for your replies. I appreciate it.