Great response - appreciate the advice.
I have requests out to 2 shops now seeking a delivery date on the 2 guns in question - expect a wait time as I am a left ******.
During the wait I will seek to get access to both guns.
Interesting choice - still think it's a Panther or an MPR - and I guess the challenge will be not knowing my ability whether a Panther is over spend for a first competitive rifle.
I will post the outcome - thanks again. I am sure I will be back with more questions!