I do a lot of walking and calling and to be quite honest, I got tired of packing my Rock River heavy barrel 223. I was carrying my Ruger 77/17HMR, and love doing so because of the weight...or rather lack of. I have killed a number of coyotes with the .17, but it is a short range round. I have been wanting to try something else, so I finally broke down and got another rifle. I found a Remington Model 7 in .204 Ruger. This was a special run rifle with synthetic stock and matte finish. I topped it with a 4x12 Leupold. I wanted a lightweight packing rifle that had the potential for long range shots if the situation arose. I don't expect this little rig to be a tackdriver like a heavier barreled rifle would be, but it should do okay for what I want. I'll let you know how it shoots, if it ever warms up here and the wind stops blowing.