I sold the model 83. I did that years ago. I am a 76 year old in great shape. I joined a gym three years ago and couldn't bench press an empty bar. My goal by the end of the year is 225 pounds. I am 5'7" and a little paunchy at 165 pounds. I guess I am vain. When I started I was using 15lb dumb bells doing curls. A cute college co-ed walked up and picked up the same weight. I struggled with 17 1/2 pounds. Now I work out with 35 pounders. I started with 130 pounds on the leg press for thirty times. Last time I tried I went 50 times with 380.
With all that stated I know I am closer to death than an out of shape fifty year old.
I am curious. How long have you been using a .454? What have you hunted?