I just put a new Remington 700 223 SPS Tactical 20" bull barred rifle on layaway at Sportsman's. Rifle is on sale, and got the military discount and a $40.00 rebate from Remington to boot, rifle cost me slightly over $500.00. This is going to be my carry all this winter. Gonna keep it in the Jeep and snowmobile this entire season. The reviews were fantastic, sub MOA w/ just about every factory ammo out there, less than .5 MOA was reported everywhere, plus it's got the 1/9 rate of twist instead of the SPS Varmint's 1/12 twist so I can shoot heavier bullets accuratly and not be limited to 55 gr bullet. I got some Hornady TAP, Hornady Match HPBT and V-Max bullets to try out, got the bullets weight in the 60's-70's grain weight, 65, 68 and 75 I believe but not sure. I figure this with a nice Leupold or Burris will be a good setup for me. I've only predator hunted a few times and am trying to really get into it this yr. Plan is to call for coyotes and fox but if the opportunity would arise I'd live to bag a wolf. Got some wolves and coyotes around my remote property near Talkeetna, Willow west of the Parks, and getting out there is about a 30 mile snowmobile ride along frozen rivers and flats, perfect place to get a long shot off at some canines. Just testing the waters to see what you guys use for wolves and yotes up here. I know 223 might be a little light for a wolf but I've seen some pics of guys up here w/ a 223 and wolves they shot. Can't wait for some more snow!