Relatively new here and short history. I've shot small competitions and have my own pistol and shotgun but have used friends rifles (usually a Ruger from one buddy). My knowledge is limited on rifles and to be honest I'm just learning enough to figure out what to get and then not think about it until something needs to be replaced I've been looking at going with Spikes Tactical for most of the parts except trigger. 1:8 seems to be a relatively versatile twist but most of spikes barrels are 1:7. They do have one barrel (223 Wylde) which is 1:8 but is wrapped in carbon fiber and not sure if that's a good way to go. https://spikestactical.com/collections/barrels/bsf-223-wylde-barrel-fluted-carbon-fiber-sleeved/ I'm open to other rifle suggestions. General usage will be 50% on small indoor competitive shoots, some outdoor 3 gun and then a bit of plinking at paper. No intention of home defense.