I have owned this rifle since 2007. I have never had a problem with this gun at all. I have killed several deer with it ranging out to 250 yards with no hesitation. This rifle is light and the action of the bolt and trigger are smooth. The barrel is treated so hunting with it in the rain is not an issue. I have a Leupold scope on my rifle and it works great. This rifle is great, but your accuracy is only as good as the optics that you have on it. I shoot Federal Fusion, Remington Core Lokt and Winchester ammunition in my rifle. My gun likes the Federal Fusion ammunition the best. There is almost no kick from this rifle and I would definitely reccomend this rifle to anyone. - C. C.