A couple of you (Mad Scientist and Kansas45, I think) asked for a range report on this new rifle, which, by the way, my wife hasn't commented on yet, although she must have seen the bill for it, and for the ammo as well. That silence, I think, is the product of 37 yrs marriage, out of which comes the realization on her part, that I'm too old to trade in or retrain. Young men, hold on to a good woman. But back to what I think of this rifle. At 33 yds, with Ely Club, 10 rounds makes a single large pencil hole. At 50, all ten were in the 1" square bull, with 4 in the exact center. Ely match produced two jagged holes in the bull. A better marksman, like my son, will no doubt do much better. After I shoot with him in a month or so, I'll be in a position to compare ammo, something I can't do so well now with a tremor and declining eyesight. But for now, I would say that the barrel equals a dead fox at 50 yds., in the hands of this old man, assuming I have something to steady it on. As for the action, there was not one jam in over 200 rounds, and it was pleasantly tight, with nice feedback in the hand through the bolt when each little round chambered. The empty shells flew far to the right of the bench. I should mention that this rifle comes with interchangeable combs, and I had switched out to the higher one to facilitate sighting through a scope, in this case Leupold's 2x7 rimfire on low Leupold rings, which I chose for it's light weight and trim silhouette. I have also added a 1" Claw nylon sling, which I have set at maximum length. Sometimes I like to carry a twenty-two bandoleer style, upside down, in order to free both hands. Which gets me to the final point and detail of this report. I bought this rifle for hunting and trapping, so the real big question for me was, "how does it carry, and balance, and come to hand, assuming it shoots?" So I went out with the old dog through a swamp, a thicket, and over a stream, a fence, through a woods, through a field, leaped over a dangerous ditch, through one more field and back to the truck. This took one glorious afternoon under the raging blue sky of Kansas. The result was one bunny moved unharmed that the old dog had not sniffed, but which gave the old man the chance to slink around a bit, ready to shoot. Out of five stars for "how does it carry?", I give this rifle a six. It carries so sweetly, that it makes you want to go hunting. And perhaps that's why my wife hasn't brought it up, after all. She knows that neither the old dog nor I will ever do yoga, and she wants to keep me moving around, and surrounded by beauty. Its the better way to preserve an old man, by far, than denatured spirits. My summary opinion on this rifle is this: A pure gem; 100% made in America (Oh how I love that); and affordable enough to give one to each of your grandchildren, or children, or nephews or nieces. Marksmanship, after all, is the defining American virtue, in my personal opinion.