My buddy and I were in the hunting lease Sunday, building our new treestands, and testing his new 4X4 truck - Ford F350 Diesel Crewcab - Great for The Big Guy! We also sighted in our deer rifles - my .30-30 bolt-action and his Remington Model Seven in .308Win. That Remmy was shooting great! Then BOB, that sorry SOB..... makes me an offer I couldn't refuse - I now own that Model Seven! BOB has an identical rifle in 7mm-08 that he prefers, and another in 7mm <somekindashortMagnum>. They had logged out a lot of the mature pines from our lease, so our shooting distances are greater, and the Thutty-thutty may be hard-pressed to do the longer shots. Now, it won't be a problem! This rifle has taken BOB's last seven deer - so I know it'll do the job! If I miss, it's ME! Nice rifle.... camo synthetic stock, 20" fluted barrel, Titanium Nitride finish, 2.75-10 Burris scope. Weighs like a .22 rifle! But recoil isn't bad - we were shooting 168 grain loads. I have a box of 150 grain Rem Core-Lokt and a box of 180 grain Winchesterr Power Point loads, but need to do some handloading. Already have what I need, except bullets! I have been handloading 7.62X51 for some time for my military rifles. I'm jazzed - this is a NICE rifle!