I finally got to put my hands on my new .223 BLR after being sent by Buds. Being in California I still have my 10 day waiting period to go through. I am impressed with the fit and finish of the rifle. With all the negative I've read concerning the trigger, I found the one on this gun to be plenty light. I don't have a gauge but I would guess under 4 pounds. The one question I have is concerning using 5.56 ammo in the rifle. Browning website list is as only .223. The listing on Bud's was .223/5.56. I did email Browning and they said it was okay to shoot he 5.56. However, the markings on the rifle only list .223. My Ruger GSR is advertise as 5.56 NATO and the markings on the barrel state the same. It is not of any real concern to me because most of my commercial loads are .223 and I only reload to those specs. Just curious if Browning misstated or not. It will be a couple of weeks before I can report on how it shoots.