The Knight USAK American Knight, is a good rifle to start with. This is what I have and it has served me well. It is a good rifle for the money, it has a chessier plastic stock than all the other knight rifles but the barrel and action are the same as the original MK-85. Meaning it has a very reliable ignition and uses a green mountain barrel. They are also very light, and this can be good or bad depending on who you are. Hope this helps.