This is my walk and stalk gun, it weighs around 8.5lbs. This was my first long rifle. I've never really considered this a tack driver by any means, I shoot cheap Federal soft points. They advertise 3110FPS, but I crono'd them from my gun at a respectable 2950fps +/- 30 @ 25*F. I was pleased as this ammo is 18$ a box at walmart. I even have a 75$ walmart scope on it. It tracks great and has clarity that surpasses its price tenfold. The only knock is lowlight performance, it greatly lacks in that department. But again, its not my long distance rig. I don't even really shoot it a great deal because of my other guns. But I took it out yesterday in the cold and got a great 3 shot group, my best ever from this combo. Im sure a lot of the success has came from my ability to shoot increasing as time has gone by. Can anyone beat this group with a cheap rifle and ammo combo?! As far as im concerned this is a poormans tack driver! Im sure if I would of used a ledsled this would be even tighter. I took it out to 500 yards and got decent results (no pics) but I managed a 3 shot group with about a 5'' cluster, I feel this is a great 300 yard gun. Thoughts?