I shot one last summer. They have lots of little knobs, dials, bells, and whistles. Lots of delicate stuff to break off or little screws and knobs to fall off and get lost while hunting. This rifle is designed to be taken from the trunk of a squad car, taken to a roof top, set up to precisely point at a particular spot, to be left for hours on end (it has it's own front and rear support structures), and maybe fired, or returned to the squad car trunk. This is not a rifle to be dragged around in the field. Just my opinion. It's light and accurate, but then so is fine crystal.