Hi! My 452 Lux ran me $300, but I found it was worth every penny. I haven't measured groups on paper, but recently I was consistently splatting cherry tomato-sized berries from 50 yards with non-match 22LR ammo. That's as good as I can shoot, and the rifle shoots better. If you think you'll want iron sights, the Lux is nifty. The front sight is also adjustable, so iron sights can be fine tuned. The stock reminds me of some of the black powder rifles, but it fits a variety of people very well. Down side? I haven't bought CZ rings, so for now I've settled for lesser quality. Resorted to see-through, which when combined with the stock's drop, requires stretching the neck or fashioning a cheek pad to bring things in line. If iron sights aren't a priority, the Varmint looks like it would be a fabulous rifle.