I know this is an old post, but I was reading through it and wanted to finish it up. I went with a Leupold 4.5-14x40 VXIII with the varmint reticle on top of some lapped Tally 1 piece ring/bases. Upgraded to a Timney trigger, seekins bottom metal and AICS PMAG 10 round magazine in a McMillian A-3 with loggerhead adjustible comb. Threw on a Atlas BiPod and added an oversize bolt handle. This gun loves 55 gr Sierra blitzkings on top of 39.2 gr of H380. Its as accurate as you would imagine, and one of my favorite to shoot. The family spends time behind this one too, given its light recoil and ease of operation. Can't emphasize enough how much we enjoy this rig.. Cheers.